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Aneb-Hetch, nome 1 at the "White Chapel" in Karnak
Map of all nomes in Lower Egypt

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]

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in hieroglyphs


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]


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.


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

External links

  • About the nomes of Egypt
  • Detailed map of the nomes
  • Hieroglyfs of the nomes
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