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Nome of Egypt
Seshesh
"Sistrum"
UEN7
Region Upper Egypt
Capital Diospolis Parva
Other sites Chenoboskion, Bopos, Ptythis
Main deities Hathor (Bat)

Seshesh ("Sistrum") was the seventh nome of Upper Egypt. The capital city of Seshesh was the city Diospolis Parva. The name of the nome was written with the sign of a sistrum, which was personified by the goddess Bat. Hathor, from the neighboring nome Iqer to the south, increasingly absorbed the cult of Bat at Diospolis Parva, so that in the Middle Kingdom the two deities fused into one.[1]

Nomarchs[]

The following nomarchs of Seshesh are known:

First Intermediate Period[]

  • Idu-Seneni
  • Tjauti

References[]

  1. Fischer 1962, p. 7, 14–15.

Bibliography[]

  • Fischer, H.G., 1962: The Cult and Nome of the Goddess Bat. Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt. Vol. 1.
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