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Aegypto Capta

Friederike Herklotz.

in The Oxford Handbook of Roman Egypt

June 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Archaeology of the Near East; Egyptian Archaeology; Historical Archaeology. 5757 words.

This article discusses the Ptolemaic legacy and Egyptian independence; the annexation of Egypt; and the first Roman prefects in Egypt. In contrast to earlier changes of ruler, the...

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Age and Health

Walter Scheidel.

in The Oxford Handbook of Roman Egypt

June 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Archaeology of the Near East; Egyptian Archaeology. 5478 words.

Roman Egypt is the only part of the ancient world where documentary evidence for the age composition of the general population has survived. Pertinent information is provided by extant...

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Alexandria

Marjorie S. Venit.

in The Oxford Handbook of Roman Egypt

June 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Archaeology of the Near East; Egyptian Archaeology. 6846 words.

Distinguished in the first century bce as 'the first city of the civilized world', Alexandria still wore the accolade 'crown of all cities' as late as the fourth century bce. After Egypt's...

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Ancient Egyptian Fauna

Salima Ikram.

in The Oxford Handbook of Egyptology

P ublished online June 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Egyptian Archaeology. 6445 words.

The vast range of animals found in ancient Egypt not only contributed to creating its language and religion, but they were also a mainstay of its economy, and played key roles in daily...

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Animals in ancient Egyptian religion

Salima Ikram.

in The Oxford Handbook of Zooarchaeology

March 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Environmental Archaeology; Egyptian Archaeology. 5628 words.

In addition to providing food, companionship, and raw materials for clothing, furniture, tools, and ornaments, animals also played a key role in religious practices in ancient Egypt. Apart...

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Archaeology in the Delta

Penelope Wilson.

in The Oxford Handbook of Roman Egypt

June 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Archaeology of the Near East; Egyptian Archaeology; Landscape Archaeology. 6493 words.

This article reviews archaeological studies in the Nile Delta. It discusses problems of archaeological work in the Delta; previous work in the Delta; current research and survey; survey and...

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The Archaeology of Amarna

Anna Stevens.

P ublished online March 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology of Africa; Egyptian Archaeology; Archaeology. 11945 words.

This essay assesses the body of archaeological research connected to the New Kingdom settlement site of Amarna (ancient Akhetaten), the short-lived capital of Egypt founded by king...

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The Archaeology of the Fayum

Paola Davoli.

in The Oxford Handbook of Roman Egypt

June 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Archaeology of the Near East; Egyptian Archaeology. 8665 words.

This article discusses the archaeology of the Fayum region, covering land reclamation projects; discoveries and archaeological excavations; layout of Graeco-Roman settlements; and houses of...

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Between Egypt and Meroitic Nubia

László Török.

in The Oxford Handbook of Roman Egypt

June 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Archaeology of the Near East; Egyptian Archaeology. 6459 words.

The First Nile Cataract, an outcrop of the granite bedrock, interrupts the course of the Nile and creates many small islands between Philae and Syene, ancient Swnw ('Trade'), modern Aswan....

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Between Water and Sand

Katherine Blouin.

in The Oxford Handbook of Roman Egypt

June 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Archaeology of the Near East; Egyptian Archaeology; Landscape Archaeology. 6584 words.

Over the past twenty years, the topic of agriculture and husbandry has been of rising interest among historians and archaeologists of the ancient Mediterranean, and notably of Roman Egypt....

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