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Apotheke
Ancient Egyptian: Pashena
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pꜣ-šnꜥ
"The Store"
Location Abutig
Coordinates 27°02′12″N 31°19′41″E
Region Upper Egypt
Nome Wadjet
Main deities Hathor
Monuments Obelisk of Hatshepsut

Apotheke (ancient Egyptian: pꜣ-šnꜥ, modern: Abutig) is an Ancient Egyptian town on the east bank of the Nile, located in Upper Egypt. It was governed under Wadjet, the tenth nome of Upper Egypt.

Apotheke was home to a cult dedicated to the goddess Hathor.[1]

Name[]

The ancient Egyptian name for the town was Pashena (transliteration: pꜣ-šnꜥ, meaning: "The Store"). During the Hellenistic Period, the Greeks translated the name to Apotheke (Ancient Greek: Ἀποθήκή) from which the modern name of the city Abutig is derived.[1]

History[]

During the New Kingdom, Pharaoh Hatshepsut erected an obelisk in Apotheke.[2]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Gauthier 1928, p. 135.
  2. Dean 2017.

Bibliography[]

  • Dean, R.A., 2017: Warfare and Weaponry in Dynastic Egypt. Pen & Sword.
  • Gauthier, H., 1928: Dictionnaire des Noms Géographiques Contenus dans les Textes Hiéroglyphiques. Vol. 5.
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