Imentet, Ancient Egyptian Goddess of the West

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 12 November 2017

This stone fragment from ancient Egypt depicts Imentet. She was the ancient Egyptian goddess of the West and thus the protector of the necropolises west of the Nile. Married to Aqen, she is mentioned with some frequency in the Book of the Dead. (Musée du Cinquantenaire, Brussels)



About the Author

James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of Ancient History Encyclopedia and its Communications Director.

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