Esna or Esneh, in Egypt, lies along the Nile, 55 km south of the ancient Thebes. The scientists of the expedition Napoleon have seen different constructions, they have qualified them as Egyptian, Greek, Roman and Arabic. They placed there Latopolis, referring to Strabo who located this city south of Thebes, a place where Pallas and the fish Latus were worshiped. The Greek name of the city would come directly from the caught fish of this place of the Nile.
With the excavation of Auguste Mariette, we know that the main monument is a temple for the worship of Khnum, Heqat and Neith. This temple started to be built during the reign of Ptolemy VIII and ended during the Roman rule, under Marcus Aurelius. But some Thutmose II building traces were also found there.