Talk:Nome (Egypt)

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Is this the source of the phrase "Haven't you got a Nome to go to?" :) GWO

Previous page history[edit]

This page was originally copied from Nome (administrative division) (now Nome (subnational entity) without preserving the page history.  Andreas  (T) 18:07, 23 November 2006 (UTC)


The list of nomes gives the capital of the 21st nome of Upper Egypt as Crocodilopolis, which is in the Fayyum, west of the Nile valley proper. The map shows the 21st nome as being entirely east of the Nile. What gives?

--Klausok 08:58, 26 March 2007 (UTC)

Atef-Khent and Atef-Pehu[edit]

The same Egyptian name is listed for the 13th and the 20th nome of Upper Egypt, but the translations are different. The same applies to the 14th and the 21st nome. Are there someone out there who can correct this? --Klausok 06:19, 18 April 2007 (UTC)


The list of nomes seems to draw on different sources, and thus has conflicting information in it. Because the configuration of nomes changed over time, different ancient authors enumerate the nomes differently. Potential sources are in Bagnall (cited in article), Egypt Under the Pharaohs: A History Derived Entirely from the Monuments, Heinrich Karl Brugsch, Hand-book for travellers in Egypt, Sir John Gardner Wilkinson, as well as what's available in Strabo, etc. The chart should be standardized according to one of these sources, and it should be cited. Anyone interested? If not, I will do it.HippomenesLove (talk) 20:10, 2 February 2015 (UTC)

Here's another source (An Archaic Dictionary, etc.) and it lists a nome I don't see in this chart, on Lake Mariout. (pg 317) Level C (talk) 06:06, 24 November 2016 (UTC)