Pub. date: 2009 | Online Pub. Date: January 26, 2009 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412964623 | Print ISBN: 9781412936361 | Online ISBN: 9781412964623| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
D. Zizwe Poe
The priesthood that developed around Ptah was based in the capitol constructed to administer Kmt (ancient Egypt) as a new nation. The name of that municipality was Mn-nfr , which literally means “Beautifully Established.” Mn-nfr (called Memphis by the Greeks) was the spiritual and administrative center of Kmt, It was established soon after the southern Federation of Upper Kmt successfully welded itself to its northern neighbor, the Federation of Lower Kmt, into a world power known globally by the following names: Kmt, the Black Nation, Ta-mery, the beloved land, and Tawy, the two lands. Mn-nfr was the central base of the Ptah priesthood, and the city's strategic location on the Nile River would eventually give the priesthood access to a magnificent world trade port of goods and exchange of ideas. The world became familiar with the God Ptah and the wisdom distributed by his priesthood. Ptah was declared the God ...