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Chenoboskion
Chenoboskia
Latin: Chenoboscium
Ancient Egyptian: Nashenu/Shenuenset
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šnw-n-stḫ
"Trees of Seth"
Location Qasr el-Saiyad
Coordinates 26°3′27″N 32°18′31″E
Region Upper Egypt
Nome Seshesh
Main deities Set

Chenoboskion (Koine Greek: Χηνοβόσκιον) or Chenoboskia (Χηνοβοσκία), also called Nashenu (transliteration: nꜢ-šnw), or Shenuenset (šnw-n-stḫ, meaning: "Trees of Seth") in ancient Egyptian, was a town on the east bank of the Nile in Upper Egypt. It was governed under Seshesh, the seventh nome of Upper Egypt. The ancient site is located at the modern town of Qasr el-Saiyad. Directly on the opposite side of the Nile lies the nome's capital city Diospolis Parva.

In the cliffs behind the town lie numerous rock-cut tombs dating to the early First Intermediate Period. Two of them are particularly remarkable because of their preserved decorations, that of the two nomarchs Idu-Seneni and Tjauti.[1]

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References[]

  1. Baines & Málek 2002, p. 114.

Bibliography[]

  • Baines, J./Málek, J., 2002: Atlas of Ancient Egypt. America University in Cairo Press.
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