Protective county deities

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Ancient Egypt was divided into many counties (nomes) and every of these nomes has its local deity, which sometimes changed from Old Kingdom to the end of the Egypt itself.

Ancient Egypt was divided into two basic parts - the Lower Egypt and the Upper Egypt. Lower Egypt was divided into twenty nomes what equals twenty big natural areas in delta limited by Nile branches extended fanwise to the north of central Memphis (Mennefer). This is the first nome of the Lower Egypt.

Upper Egypt was divided into twenty-three nomes. Thirteen of these nomes were situated in the"south part"between Asjut in the north and Kom Ombo in the south and "Middle Egypt"spreaded out between Memphis in the north and Asjut in the south. However, Middle Egypt was defined by modern geographers, in the Ancient Egypt it was an indivisible part of Upper Egypt.

Protective province deities - the Nile Delta

Twenty nomes of Lower Egypt equals twenty big natural areas in Delta limited by Nile branches extended fanwise to the north of central Memphis (Mennefer). This is the first nome of the Lower Egypt. There is a symbolic name and Greek and Egyptian capital city name of every single nome.

Protective province deities - the Nile Delta

Protective province deities - southern part of Upper Egypt

Southern part of Upper Egypt spreaded out between Asjut in the north and Kom Ombo in the south. The country around Kom Ombo was a southern boundary in Ptolemaic period. This part had twelve nomes and the Theban was without doubt the most important of them. There is a symbolic name and Greek and Egyptian capital city name of every single nome.

Protective province deities - southern part of Upper Egypt

Protective province deities - Middle Egypt

Middle Egypt spreaded out between Memphis (Mennefer) in the north and Asjut in the south. This area was defined arbitrarily by modern geographers, in ancient world it was indivisible part of Upper Egypt. Ten nomes belong to this part, the most important are provinces with capital cities Hermopolis (sacred to god Thoth, Greek Hermes) and Heracleopolis, which played an essential role in First Intermediate Period. Their numberation continue the southern Upper Egypt provinces numeration. There is a symbolic name and Greek and Egyptian capital city name of every single

Protective province deities - Middle Egypt

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