"I am interested in your findings about the decentralized authority of the nomes in Egypt."
I don't know about you, but when I read from 'Ancient' historians that some 'gods' were held sacred by some nomes/cities and not others, I perceive 'local autonomy.' This ofcourse is bourne out by archeological findings of monuments dedicated to different 'gods' in different locations over all that we've come to know as Egypt. Modern historians perceive a conflict among the 'gods' and their various 'clergy' but these practices were reported as synchronous during the time of each and every historians' visit, during what would appear to be times of national peace.
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