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Abu Ghurob

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

A New Kingdom site, situated in Middle Egypt at the edge of the Faiyum, 3.75 kilometers (about 2.5 miles) due west of the point where the Bahr Yussuf branch of ...

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Abu Rowash

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

Located in the continuation of Gebel el-Ghigiga, the western fringe of the Nile Valley (30°2′N, 31°4′E). The archaeological area of Abu Rowash, which belongs to the very northern part of ...

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Abusir

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

An archaeological locality on the western bank of the Nile River, approximately 25 kilometers (15 miles) southwest of Cairo (29°56′N, 31°13′E). Its name was derived from the Egyptian...

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Abydos

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

A site, ancient ʒbḏw, situated in the ancient Thinite nome (eighth Upper Egyptian nome) in southern Egypt (26°11′N 31°55′E). On the western side of the Nile, the site is on ...

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Administration

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

This is a three-part article covering State Administration, Provincial Administration, and Temple Administration.

Administration is the socioeconomic institution...

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Administrative Texts

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

Result from a selective deployment of writing in control of resources on estates. Most surviving ancient Egyptian administrative texts derive from the two spheres of the state economy:...

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A-group

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

The archaeological designation for an indigenous Nubian culture; the term “A-Group” was introduced by George A. Reisner (1910) in his chronological model of the Nubian cultures, but it came...

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Ahmose-Nefertari

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

Wife of the founder of the eighteenth dynasty, New Kingdom, Ahmose (r.1569–1545bce), and the mother of his son and successor, Amenhotpe I (r.1545–1525bce). She died at some point during the...

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Akh

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

(Eg., ʒḫ),

a term that occurs regularly throughout ancient Egyptian secular and religious texts, represented by the crested ibis hieroglyph. The akh-concept appears to have no...

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Akhmīm

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE).

(Panopolis, Πανω̑ν πόλις), metropolis of the Panopolite nome of Upper Egypt, a bishopric from the early 4th C. A church is mentioned in a text of 295–300 a.d. (P. Gen. ...

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