The Village of Sheikh Ibada is one of the modern villages on the eastern bank of the Nile few meters away from Mallawi City in El Menia Governorate. It carries that name because of the existence of Sheikh Ebada Mosque that was established in the early Islamic era by the sheikh. It is the birthplace of Maria El Qebtiya, the Egyptian wife of Prophet Mohamed. To the east of the village stand the remains of Antinopolis town that was established by Emperor Hadrian in 130 AD for deifying his friend Antinous who drowned in the Nile. By the passage of time the city was completely covered until the Napoleonic Expedition excavated the archeological site and discovered some of the pillars and two temples and many other remains reflecting the Roman style of decoration on it. Many excavation works have been made and some columns and parts of temples that date back to the New Kingdom period were found and reused in some churches later. Sheilh Ibada Archeological site was once enclosing a temple for Ramses II, but it has been destroyed in the 19th century. In the Islamic period.