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Per-Bast is the place where the center of cult of Bast is. Bast is a cat-goddess who is the protectress of Ra. Per-Bast is also transcribed as Bubastis; Per means house, and the second word is Bast, or Bastet, so Per Bast means "house of Bast" Per Bast served as the capital of the nome Am-Khent, the 18th nome of the Lower Egypt.
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- "Bubastis" (in en). Wikipedia. 2017-01-26. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Bubastis&oldid=762041253.