Aneb-Hetch

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Aneb-Hetch, nome 1 at the "White Chapel" in Karnak
Map of all nomoi in Lower Egypt

Aneb-Hetch (White Walls, also Inbu-Hedj, White fortress) was one of 42 nomoi (administrative division) in Ancient Egypt. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

O36 T3
R12
N24
Aneb-Hetch
in hieroglyphs

Geography[edit]

Aneb-Hetch was one of the 20 nomoi in Lower Egypt and had district number 1.

The area of the district was about 1 cha-ta (about 2,75 hectare / 2,4 acres, 1 cha-ta equals roughly 2,75 hectare / 2.4 acres) and about 4 iteru (about 42 km / 24,8 miles, 1 iteru equals roughly 10,5 km / 6.2 miles) in length. [7]

The Niwt (main city) was Menefer/Memphis (part of modern Mit Rahina) and among other cities were Saqqara. [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

History[edit]

Every nome was ruled by a nomarch (provincial governor) who answered directly to the pharaoh. [2] [3] [4] [5]

Every niwt had a Het net (temple) dedicated to the chief deity and a Heqa het (nomarch's residence). [1]

The district's main deity was Horus; among others major deities were Apis, Hathor, Isis, Nefertem, Ptah, Seker and Sekhmet. [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

Today the area is part of the Helwan Governorate.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b [1], Egypt Ancient.net, accessdate=2010-07-14
  2. ^ a b c d [2], Egypt tourist authority, accessdate=2010-07-14
  3. ^ a b c d [3], Anciet Egyptian religion, Philae.net, accessdate=2010-07-14
  4. ^ a b c d [4], Reshafim.org, accessdate=2010-07-14
  5. ^ a b c d [5], Aldokan.com, accessdate=2010-07-14
  6. ^ a b c [6], Digital Egypt for Universities, accessdate=2010-07-14
  7. ^ [7], Faszination Ägypten (in german), accessdate=2010-07-14
  • Helck, Wolfgang ; Westendorf, Wolfhart: Lexikon der Ägyptologie. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz 1977. ISBN 3-447-01876-3

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