The First Nome is the first ever Nome to be created by the House of Life, and is located under Cairo, Egypt. The First Nome appears in all of the The Kane Chronicles series. It is also where Zia's shrine is located. The First Nome is usually described as an underground "open market" that is very busy with magicians. In the The Red Pyramid a fountain with a five-meter-tall statue of Thoth is mentioned, where the water is purified by contact with Thoth.