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῾Abbasid Caliphate

Alastair Northedge.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

November 1996; p ublished online April 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology of the Near East; Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 2828 words.

As the result of a revolution that culminated In 750ce in the defeat of the last Umayyad caliph, Marwan

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Abel, Félix-Marie

Jerome o. p. Murphy-O'Connor.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

November 1996; p ublished online April 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology of the Near East; Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 427 words.

of history and geography at the École Biblique et Archéologique Française in Jerusalem from 1905 to 1953. Abel went

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Abila

W. Harold Mare.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

November 1996; p ublished online April 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology of the Near East; Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 1543 words.

city of the Decapolis, located about 15 km (9 mi.) north-northeast of Irbid in northern Jordan. Abila has an occupational

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Abu Ḥamid, Tell

Zeidan A. Kafafi and Genevieve Dollfus.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

November 1996; p ublished online April 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology of the Near East; Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 1105 words.

site located in the Jordan Valley, at 240 m below sea level, on Lisan marl deposits between two small wadis

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Abu Hawam, Tell

William G. Dever.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

November 1996; p ublished online April 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology of the Near East; Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 502 words.

10-acre mound on the Mediterranean coast near where the Kishon River empties into the bay of Haifa (map reference 151

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Abu Salabikh

J. N. Postgate.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

November 1996; p ublished online April 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology of the Near East; Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 1131 words.

city of the fourth and third millennia in southern Iraq, located at the center of the Mesopotamian alluvial plain between

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Abu Simbel

David O'Connor.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

November 1996; p ublished online April 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology of the Near East; Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 991 words.

colossal temple complex located in the northern Sudan about 200 km (186 mi.) up the Nile from Aswan (22°21′ N,

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Abydos

Diana Craig Patch.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

November 1996; p ublished online April 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology of the Near East; Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 1287 words.

one of ancient Egypt's most sacred sites, located in the eighth Upper Egyptian nome, or province (26°11′ N, 31°55′ E).

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Achaemenid Dynasty

Edited by Eric M. Meyers.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

January 1997; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology of the Near East. 4 words.

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Achaemenid Persia and the Levant

Josette Elayi.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Levant

November 2013; p ublished online March 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Archaeology of the Near East. 5704 words.

This articlefocuses on Achaemenid Persia’s rule of the Levant. It explains that the Levant fell under the control of Persia after Cyrus the Great defeated the last Babylonian...

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