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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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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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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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Nefertum

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

[Di]

Egyptian god, third member of the triad of Memphis. Represented either as a man with a lotus on his head or as a child wearing the side‐lock of youth and sitting on a lotus.

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scarab

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

[Ar]

A stone image of the sacred dung beetle of the Egyptians, an insect with black wings of the genus Scarabeus. Amulets and other pieces of ornament in which there was a gem...

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