Khaset (nome)

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Khaset, nome 6 at the "White Chapel" in Karnak
Map of all nomes in Lower Egypt

Khaset (Mountain bull, also Chasuu) was one of 42 nomes (administrative division) in Ancient Egypt.[1][2][3][4]

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in hieroglyphs


Khaset was one of the 20 nomes in Lower Egypt and had district number 6.

The area of the district is not readable, usually the nomes were about 30-40 km (18-24 miles) in length and their area depending on the depth of the Nile valley and the beginning of the desert.[1] The area was calculated in cha-ta (1 cha-ta equals roughly 2,75 hectare / 2.4 acres) and the distance was calculated in iteru (1 iteru equals roughly 10,5 km / 6.2 miles) in length. [5]

The Niwt (main city) was Khasu/Xois (part of modern Sakha) and among other cities were Per-Wadjet/Buto (modern Tell el-Farain). Per-Wadjet was sometimes also part of the Sap-Meh nome. [2][3][4]


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

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

The district's main deities were Wadjet and Ra. Other major deities in the area included Isis and Osiris.[2][3][4] Today the area is part of the Gharbia Governorate.


  1. ^ a b c "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-12-09. Retrieved 2010-07-25. , Egypt, accessdate=2010-08-15
  2. ^ a b c d [1],, accessdate=2010-08-15
  3. ^ a b c d [2],, accessdate=2010-08-15
  4. ^ a b c [3], Digital Egypt for Universities, accessdate=2010-08-15
  5. ^ [4], Faszination Ägypten (in German), accessdate=2010-08-15
  • Helck, Wolfgang ; Westendorf, Wolfhart: Lexikon der Ägyptologie. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz 1977. ISBN 3-447-01876-3

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