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Manetho

(fl. 280 bc)


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(fl. 280 bc),

Egyptian high priest at Heliopolis in the early Ptolemaic period, wrote a history of Egypt in three books from mythical times to 342. The human history was divided into 30 human dynasties (a 31st was added by a later hand) which still form the framework for ancient Egyptian chronology.

Subjects: Classical Studies — Archaeology.


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