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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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Subsequent nomarchs and high priests may have caused some interruption in the redistributive patterns by reneging on some of the contractual terms, particularly those that may have adversely affected their own revenues.
1 at Assiut, and belong to Hepzefi who was the nomarch of Assiut during the early part of the reign of Dynasty XII (1990 B.
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].
12-27) gives a history of Siut and its surviving monuments, concentrating on the First Intermediate Period tombs of the nomarebs Khety I (Siut V), Itibi (Siut III), and Khety II (Siut IV), and the Middle Kingdom tombs of the nomarchs Djefahapi I (Siut I), II (Siut II), and III (Siut VII).
The present volume focuses on tombs 66 and 73, which belonged to Idu Seneni and his father, Thauty, two nomarchs of the seventh Upper Egyptian nome during the reign of Pepi II.
The only new item of interest is a group of one hundred fragments of Sixth Dynasty letters, accounts, and lists from the family archive of the nomarchs of Elephantine (no.