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Iushenshen
N18
Z1
V7
n
V7
n
O49
t
ỉw-šn-šn
Location Khozam?
Coordinates 25°47′03″N 32°46′00″E
Region Upper Egypt
Nome Horwy

Iushenshen (transliteration: ỉw-šn-šn) was an ancient Egyptian town governed under Horwy, the fifth nome of Upper Egypt. It is a few times mentioned in ancient Egyptian sources. According to the Ramesside Onomastica the place was located south of Coptos. 25 km (16 mi) south of Coptos there is the modern town called Khozam where ancient monuments have been found, and it seems possible that Khozam was ancient Iushenshen.

Near Khozam were excavated several cemeteries with some of them dating back to the Badarian Period (about 4000 BC). Near Khozam the false door of the local governor User and the false door of the overseer of Upper Egypt Tjauti were also found, they date to the very end of the Old Kingdom. These high officials were evidently buried here and it seems that the capital of the Coptite nome moved at the end of the Old Kingdom to this place. Iushenshen was destroyed in the First Intermediate Period. A stela of a certain Khenmes reports that he was sent to the town and rebuilt it.[1]

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References[]

  1. Mostafa 2014, p. 17-19.

Bibliography[]

  • Mostafa, M.F., 2014: The Mastaba of SmAj at Naga' Kom el-Koffar, Qift. Vol. I: Autobiographies and related scenes and texts. Ministry of Antiquities and Heritage, Cairo.
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