archaeological site in Egypt

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 was in the Nile Delta and served as the capital of the nome Am-Khent, the 18th nome in Lower Egypt.