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Aten

Overview page. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE) — Archaeology.

[Di]

Egyptian god of the sun, shown as a gold disc with rays ending in hands. Worshipped by Akhenaten as a great creator god, the sole god of his monotheistic state religion.

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C-Group

Overview page. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE) — Archaeology.

[CP]

Cattle‐herding communities living in lower Nubia during the late 3rd and early 2nd millennia bc, broadly contemporary with the Kerma Culture of upper Nubia. In late C‐Group...

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Continental prehistories

Chris Gosden.

in Prehistory

June 2003; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology; Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 9444 words.

‘Continental prehistories’ explores the possibility that mankind's prehistories may differ depending on location, and charts the development of individualized cultures following the...

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fort

Overview page. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE) — Archaeology.

1 Fortified camp or base for an army.

2 Folly or fabrique like a sham castle in a garden.

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Giza

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology — Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE).

A city south-west of Cairo in northern Egypt, on the west bank of the Nile, site of the Pyramids and the Sphinx.

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Human skills and experiences

in Prehistory

June 2003; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology; Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 5082 words.

‘Human skills and experiences’ considers the nature of intelligence, together with the evidence and theories behind the origins of humanity and the difficulties of investigating early human...

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Hyksos

Overview page. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE) — Archaeology.

A people of mixed Semitic and Asian descent who invaded Egypt and settled in the Nile delta c.1640 bc. They formed the 15th and 16th dynasties of Egypt and ruled a large part of the country...

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Middle Kingdom

Overview page. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE) — Archaeology.

[CP]

1 In Egypt, covering the 12th and 13th Dynasties, c.2100–1750 bc, the period of Egyptian history following the reunification of Upper and Lower Egypt by the 11th...

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Mitanni

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology — Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE).

An ancient kingdom which flourished in northern Mesopotamia in the 15th–14th centuries bc, thought to have had a Hurrian population but Indo-Iranian rulers.

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Montu

Overview page. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE) — Archaeology.

[Di]

Egyptian war god of Thebes, originally from Armant (Hermonthis), depicted as a hawk‐headed man.

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