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Ptolemais Hermiou
Ptolemais Hermiou is located in Egypt
Ptolemais Hermiou
Location in Egypt
Coordinates: 26°29′N 31°48′E / 26.483°N 31.8°E / 26.483; 31.8
Country  Egypt
Governorate Sohag Governorate
Time zone EST (UTC+2)
 - Summer (DST) +3 (UTC)

Ptolemais Hermiou was a city in Greco-Roman Egypt, established on the west bank of the Nile by Ptolemy I Soter to be the capital of Upper Egypt.[1] Today, the city of Al Manshah[2] in the Sohag Governorate is located where the ancient city used to be.


  1. ^ Chauveau, Michel (2000) Egypt in the Age of Cleopatra: History and Society Under the Ptolemies Cornell University Press, Ithaca, New York, page 68 ISBN 0-8014-3597-8
  2. ^ "Al Manshah, Egypt" Falling Rain Genomics, Inc.

Coordinates: 26°29′N 31°48′E / 26.483°N 31.8°E / 26.483; 31.8


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