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(287) Nephthys

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Discovered 1889 Aug. 25 by C. H. F. Peters at Clinton.

Named for the Egyptian goddess of the dead, sister of Isis {see planet  (42)} and wife of Seth. (H 34)

The discoverer wrote in AN 122, 393 (1889): “Ich schlage den Namen Nephthys vor — bei den Ägyptern repräsentirt Neb-ta vielleicht den Planeten Venus ...”

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