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The Nomes of Ancient Egypt
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Per-Sopdu (Gr.
The Sopdu nome (Per Soped, Mod. Saft el-Henna) Temple of Sopdu Monolithic sanctuary shrine
20. LE Sopdu) or Block missing or no (North-east Delta above entry Sopdu or Cult centres for from this temple in the Cairo
Wadi Tummilat) Per-Sopdu (Gr.
Khensit and
Phakusa, mod. Sekhmet
Museum (CG70021)
Faqus)
The nome has commonly been called “Plumed Falcon” (Sept?), but it actually carried the name of the major town. This nome was known as “Arabia” during the time of Hadrian,
although it was said to have originally been called Sept-akhem (denoting Horus of the East (?). Roman nome coins show Sekhmet as a major goddess for this province.



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