Jadwiga Iwaszczuk
June 29, 2018
Tags: Herwer Her-wer
16th Upper Egyptian nome
The location of Herwer is uncertain, it could be identical with modern Hur.

Herwer remains almost unknown in the times of Hatshepsut. It appears in the written sources exclusively, its location is uncertain. Farouk Gomaà supposed that it could be identical with modern Hur.[1]

It is very likely that it was located at a relatively close distance from Speos Artemidos, like other cities and temples described by the queen in the long inscription preserved on the architrave of the rock shrine of Speos Artemidos. Hatshepsut says there: “The cities of Herwer and Wenu were p[oor] in provisions. 23I have consecrated their temples, establishing them as places to which one comes and goes.”[2]

The name of Herwer also survived in a title of Djehuti preserved on the second stela of this official carved in his tomb. He bore the title of the Great Overlord in Herwer (ḥrj tp ʿȝ m Ḥr-wr).


  1. ^ Gomaà, Farouk, Die Besiedlung Ägyptens während des Mittleren Reiches, 1. Oberägypten und das Fayyum, Beihefte zum Tübinger Atlas des Vorderen Orients: Reihe B, Geisteswissenschaften 66.1, Wiesbaden 1986, 314.
  2. ^ 726: The Speos Artemidos Inscription of Hatshepsut - - - Allen, James P..


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