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Egypt

Overview page. Subjects: History.

Egypt, the largest Arab country, has made little progress towards democracy

Egypt's vast territory consists of two main desert areas separated by the fertile Nile Valley. The...

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Foreign Incursions

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

Egypt suffered intrusions from abroad many times during its long history, from the Hyksos, the Sea Peoples, and the Libyans, Nubians, Assyrians, Persians, Greeks, and Romans. Most of these...

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Lycians

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology.

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The inhabitants of a small kingdom on the southern coast of Turkey that flourished early in the 1st millennium bc. Their capital was at Xanthos, but little is known about them...

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Mediterranean Area

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

The nature and extent of relations among Egypt, Cyprus, Anatolia, Crete, the Aegean islands (Cyclades), and mainland Greece increase from late prehistory to the Bronze Age...

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Merenptah

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

(r. 1237–1226bce),

fourth king of the nineteenth dynasty, New Kingdom. Merenptah was the thirteenth son and successor of Ramesses II. Having assumed high military functions during...

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Military

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

This entry discusses the Egyptian military, with reference to its chronological development, and its constitution, organization, and methods of operation. It comprises two...

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Philistine

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

The people occupying S. Palestine who were in conflict with the Israelites at the time of the Judges. Contrary to the colloquial English usage, whereby ‘Philistine’ means ‘antagonistic to...

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Ramesses

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology.

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The name used by two pharaohs of the 19th Dynasty and nine in the 20th Dynasty of ancient Egypt. The most distinguished was Ramesses II, who reigned c.1290–1224 bc, devoted...

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Ramses III

Overview page. Subjects: World History.

Pharaoh of Egypt (ruled c. 1188–1156 bc). Ramesses III successfully repelled three major invasions, two by the Libyans and one by the Sea Peoples. Peace and prosperity followed, but the...

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