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Arabia, pre-Islamic

D. T. Potts, J. Schmidt, Paolo M. Costa and Alessandro De Maigret.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Prehistoric Art; Religious Art; Islamic Art. 26436 words.

Region in which diverse cultures and civilizations flourished from c. 4500 bc to the rise of Islam in the early 7th century ac. Throughout history the term Arabia has varied according to...

Arslantepe

Marcella Frangipane.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Egyptian and Ancient Near Eastern Art; Prehistoric Art; Religious Art; Islamic Art; Art of the Middle East and North Africa. 1511 words.

[ Malatya]

Site in eastern Turkey, in the Malatya Plain on the right bank of the River Euphrates. It is a large artificial mound (h. c. 30 m) formed by the superposition of...

Aswan

Edda Bresciani.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; African Art (Sub-Saharan); Egyptian and Ancient Near Eastern Art; Prehistoric Art; Islamic Art; Art of the Middle East and North Africa. 2310 words.

[anc. Egyp. Abu, Swenet; Copt. Sawan; Gr. Syene]

Egyptian city at the northern end of the first Nile cataract, c. 900 km south of Cairo. The modern town chiefly stretches along...

Beycesultan

Seton Lloyd.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Egyptian and Ancient Near Eastern Art; Prehistoric Art; Christian Art; Art of the Middle East and North Africa; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400). 662 words.

Ancient settlement around the upper reaches of the Büyük Monderes (Meander River), near Çivril in Turkey, that flourished during the Bronze Age (c. 3500–1200 bc) and was briefly...

Damghan

Chahryar Adle.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Egyptian and Ancient Near Eastern Art; Prehistoric Art; Islamic Art; Art of the Middle East and North Africa. 594 words.

[Dāmghān]

Town on the road to Mashhad in northern Iran, 344 km east of Tehran. On the southern edge of the modern town are the ruins of the prehistoric site of Hissar, Tepe. Of...

Hama

Rupert L. Chapman.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Egyptian and Ancient Near Eastern Art; Prehistoric Art; Islamic Art; Art of the Middle East and North Africa. 1061 words.

[Ḥamā, Ḥamāh; bibl. Hamath; anc. Gr. Epiphania]

City on the River Orontes in inland western Syria. The tell has been occupied almost continuously since Neolithic times.

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Maskana

J.-C. Margueron.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Egyptian and Ancient Near Eastern Art; Prehistoric Art; Religious Art; Islamic Art; Art of the Middle East and North Africa. 973 words.

[Mesken; Meskene; Miskina]

Small town in north Syria on the south bank of the River Euphrates near an ancient site known in antiquity as Emar, in Byzantine times as Barbalissos...

Mendes

Robert S. Bianchi.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; African Art (Sub-Saharan); Egyptian and Ancient Near Eastern Art; Prehistoric Art; Christian Art; Art of the Middle East and North Africa. 579 words.

[now Tall al-Rub‛a and Tall Timay; Tell el-Rub‛a and Tell Timay]

Egyptian city in the Nile Delta, which flourished from at least the Old Kingdom (2575–c. 2150 bc) to the...

Nubia

William Y. Adams, R. G. Morkot, Timothy Kendall, L. Török and Khalid J. Deemer.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; African Art (Sub-Saharan); Egyptian and Ancient Near Eastern Art; Prehistoric Art; Religious Art; Islamic Art; Art of the Middle East and North Africa. 13245 words.

Region in the Nile Valley, immediately to the south of Egypt, in which several cultures flourished, from the Khartoum Mesolithic period (c. 10,000–c. 5000 bc) to the establishment of...