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The city of Atfih is situated in the lower valley of El Minya in Egypt. The place is near Fayoum Oasis, which is at a distance of two miles from the river Nile. In Egyptian language, Atfih is written as Tp-yhwt, which means 'the first of the cows' and is related to Hathor, an ancient Goddess in Egyptian Mythology. The Coptic name for Atfih is Petpeh, while in Arabic it is called Atfih.
Atfih lies at 29.4075 latitude and 31.2525 longitudes and is located at an altitude of 23 meters. The nearby towns and cities that are close to Atfih are Minyat Sultan, Al Kuddayah, Arab al Ma`azi, Kafr Halawah and Arab al Hisar.

Atfih is well connected to the other parts of the country by buses, taxis and air-conditioned trains. The trains depart at regular intervals. The important airports that are located near Atfih are Kom Awshim Airport (code FR2242), Beni Suef (code HEBF), Almaza Afb (code HEAZ), and Hulwan (code FR2217).

The huge limestone tombs with chambers of cows, which have been discovered, are not meant for public viewing. The only places to visit at Atfih are the family tombs and monuments of the Greek period and the structure of animal necropolis.

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