Aneb-Hetch

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



Aneb-Hetch
in hieroglyphs

Geography

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

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

History

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]

As of 2017 the area is part of the Cairo Governorate.

References

  1. 1 2 "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-12-09. Retrieved 2010-07-25., Egypt Ancient.net, accessdate=2010-07-14
  2. 1 2 3 4 , Egypt tourist authority, accessdate=2010-07-14
  3. 1 2 3 4 "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-06-02. Retrieved 2010-07-25., Ancient Egyptian religion, Philae.net, accessdate=2010-07-14
  4. 1 2 3 4 , Reshafim.org, accessdate=2010-07-14
  5. 1 2 3 4 , Aldokan.com, accessdate=2010-07-14
  6. 1 2 3 , Digital Egypt for Universities, accessdate=2010-07-14
  • Helck, Wolfgang ; Westendorf, Wolfhart: Lexikon der Ägyptologie. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz 1977. ISBN 3-447-01876-3


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