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Nomes of Lower Egypt, XI-XX.

I’m not really fond of this set of posts, because it’s turning out to be such an infodump. I’ve discovered the fun part about posting here isn’t just the data, but what I think about it and what I’ve been learning along the way… and this was all so long ago I hardly remember. But, since I’ve started this, I may as well finish with what I have.

XI

Nome

  • Egyptian: kꜣ ḥsb (Ka Heseb, “Heseb bull”)
  • Greek: νομὸς Καβασίτης (nomos Cabasitēs, “Cabasite nome”)

Capital

  • Egyptian: ??? (Hebes-ka? Per-maqa?)
  • Greek: ??? (Cabasus? Cabasa? Cynopolis?)
  • Nearest modern city: ???

XII

Nome

  • Egyptian: kꜣ i͗w (Ka Iu, “calf and cow”)
  • Greek: νομὸς Σεβεννύτης (nomos Sebennytēs, “Sebennytic nome”)

Capital

  • Egyptian: (Theb-neter(t))
  • Greek: Σεβέννυτος (Sebennytos, “Sebennytus”)
  • Nearest modern city: Samannud

XIII

Nome

  • Egyptian: ḥḳꜣt-ꜥḏ (Hekat-Adj, “prospering scepter”)
  • Greek: νομὸς Ἡλιοπολείτης (nomos Hēliopolītēs, “Heliopolite nome”)

Capital

  • Egyptian: i͗wnw (“On”)
  • Greek: (Heliopolis)
  • Nearest modern city: Ain Shams, El Mataria

XIV

Nome

  • Egyptian: ḫnt-i͗ꜥbt (Khent-Ibt, Eastmost)
  • Greek: νομὸς Τανίτης (nomos Tanitēs, “Tanite nome”)

Capital

  • Egyptian: ḏꜥn.t (Djanet)
  • Greek: Τάνις (Tanis)
  • Nearest modern city: San el Hagar

XV

Nome

  • Egyptian: ḏḥwty (Djehuty, “Thoth”)
  • Greek: νομὸς Ἑρμοπολίτης (nomos Hermopolitēs, “Hermopolite nome”)

Capital

  • Egyptian: pr-ḏḥwty (Per-Djehuty, “House of Thoth”)
  • Greek: (Hermopolis)
  • Nearest modern city: Al Baqliya

XVI

Nome

  • Egyptian: ḥꜣt-mḥyt (Hat-mehit)
  • Greek: νομὸς Μενδησιός (nomos Mendēsios, “Mendesian nome”)

Capital

  • Egyptian: ḏd.t (Djedet)
  • Greek: Μένδης (Mendēs — later, Thmuis)
  • Nearest modern city: Timai el-Amdid

XVII

Nome

  • Egyptian: bḥdt (Behdet, “throne”)
  • Greek: νομὸς Διοπολείτης Μέγας (nomos Diopolītēs Megas, “great Diospolitan nome”)

Capital

  • Egyptian: (Pa-khen-en-Amen(t))
  • Greek: (Diospolis)
  • Nearest modern city: Tell el-Balamun

XVIII

Nome

  • Egyptian: nn-ḫnt (Nen-khent, “prince of the south”)
  • Greek: νομὸς Βουβαστίτης (nomos Būbastitēs, “Bubastite nome”)

Capital

  • Egyptian: pr-bꜣst.t (Per-Bastet)
  • Greek: Βούβαστις (Būbastis)
  • Nearest modern city: Zagazig

XIX

Nome

  • Egyptian: nn-pḥ (Nen-peh, “prince of the north”)
  • Greek: νομὸς Χεμμίτης (nomos Chemmitēs, “Chemmite nome”)

Capital

  • Egyptian: (Per-Wadjit)
  • Greek: Βουτώ (Būtō)
  • Nearest modern city: Ibtu

XX

Nome

  • Egyptian: spd (Seped, “plumed falcon”)
  • Greek: νομὸς Προσωπίτης (nomos Prosōpitēs, “Prosopite nome”)

Capital

  • Egyptian: ???
  • Greek: ???
  • Nearest modern city: Saft el-Hinna

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