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The Theban Region Under the Roman Empire

Adam Łajtar

in The Oxford Handbook of Roman Egypt

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780199571451
Published online November 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199571451.013.0012

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Archaeology

 The Theban Region Under the Roman Empire

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The Theban region refers to a portion of the Nile Valley north and south of the site of Thebes (modern Luxor), in Upper Egypt. This article describes the Theban region in both Ptolemaic and Roman times. It begins with a historical background followed by discussions of temples and towns; population; religion; burial practices; and tourists.

Keywords: Thebes; Egypt; temples; towns; population; religion; burial practices; tourists

Article.  8685 words. 

Subjects: Archaeology ; Archaeology of the Near East ; Egyptian Archaeology ; Historical Archaeology

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