Nomarch


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Nomarch

 

the governor of a nome. The oldest Egyptian title for the position of nomarch was a(n)dj-mer—“he who digs canals.” As vicegerent within his nome, the nomarch headed the administrative apparatus, the court, and the local army. He was responsible for the condition of the irrigation network and supervised land surveying, the collection of taxes, the fulfillment of work obligations, and the management of temple affairs. In periods of state decentralization, the nomarchs became hereditary rulers.

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As High Priest, he was not allowed any revenues from the temple estates, and his most significant roles in the ten contracts were those of nomarch and citizen [Spalinger, 1985b].
The contract also states that Hepzefi gives the TP a sack of fuel (one khar) for a bull or an uhet of fuel for a goat, which the TP usually give to the Workhouse of the nomarch, for which he receives payment from them.
5) Given that the nomarchal estate belonged to the office of the nomarch, this is a cost free transaction for Hepzefi since it is the living nomarch who pay the temple.
A Statue of Bakennifi, Nomarch of Athribis during the Invasion of Egypt by Assurbanipal.
References to officials are also useful, especially if the official is the local nomarch, since there was only one at a time.