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The land strip extending from the boundary of Aswan with the Cairo South is called the Upper Egypt. The upper Egypt North is known as the Middle Egypt. In the old times the Upper Egypt was called Ta Shemau, meaning "the land of reeds" and it has 22 nomes (districts). Aswan is the place where the first nome used to be, and in the Atfih (South of the Cairo) it was the 22 nome. Nekhen was the principal city of the Upper Egypt in the pre-dynastic period. Nekhbet, the vulture goddess, was the patron deity of the city. The Upper Egypt's administrative centre in the pharaohs history was Thebes, till the Assyrians devastation, when the city's importance become less important. Ptolemais become the Upper Egypt's capital once the country was ruled by the Ptolemies. The Upper Egypt representative was Hedjet, the tall White Crown, and the lotus flower was the symbol. Some of the most important cities in the actual Upper Egypt are Abydos, situated at 145 kilometers from the Luxor `s North. The city is famous for its temple of Seti I, where is the Abydos Table, known as the Abydos King List, showing the names of the Egypt`s pharaohs and kings. Another city is Dendera, situated on the Nile's West bank, and known for its Temple Complex. The complex lay on 40,000 square meters and holds maybe the best preserved Egyptian temple: the Temple Of Hathor. El Kab is a city with tombs and temples, such as the Renini tomb, the Setau tomb, the Paheri tomb and the Ahmose Son of Abana tomb, the temple of Tuthmoses IV and Amenhotep III, the temple of Rameses II and the Chapel of Toth. Others cities in the Upper Egypt are: Maghara, Hierakonpolis, Asyut, Medamud, Edfu, Esna, Gebel es-Silsila.

 
 

 

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