Bubastis - is an ancient Egyptian city, located in the Lower Egypt to the south-east of the Nile Delta. This city existed since the beginning of the III-rd millennium BC up to the middle of the I-st millennium BC. According to Egyptian mythology, the founder of the city was goddess Isis . Ancient Egyptians gave the name to this city in honor of the Goddess Bastet, sometimes adding the prefix "per" before the name. "Per" means "the house" . In the ancient Egyptian language, the name of the city sounded like "Per- Bastet" - which meant the House of the Goddess Bastet.
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