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marsh

Overview page. Subjects: Biological Sciences.

A more or less permanently wet area of mineral soil (as opposed to a peaty area), typically found around the edges of a lake or on an undrained river flood-plain. Colloquially, ‘marsh’ is...

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Babylonian

Joan Oates.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Egyptian and Ancient Near Eastern Art; Prehistoric Art; Art of the Middle East and North Africa. 659 words.

People of the ancient region of Babylonia, the southern part of ancient Mesopotamia. Babylonia occupied an area approximately from the latitude of Baghdad (Iraq) to the Gulf. It is a...

Lerna

Carol Zerner.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Greek and Roman Art; Prehistoric Art. 1022 words.

Prehistoric coastal site in the Argolid, Greece, that flourished from the Neolithic period to the Late Bronze Age. It is located at the modern village of Myloi on the western shore of the...

Sumerian

Harriet Crawford.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Egyptian and Ancient Near Eastern Art; Prehistoric Art; Art of the Middle East and North Africa. 1884 words.

Name given to the ancient people who ruled southern Mesopotamia from at least c. 3500 bc to c. 2000 bc.

The land of Sumer (bibl. Shinar) lies south of the point where the...

Nakht, tomb of

J. H. Taylor.

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; Art of the Middle East and North Africa. 307 words.

Painted ancient Egyptian tomb chapel (TT 52) in the Theban necropolis (now Luxor). The walls of the rock-cut chapel of the scribe Nakht (fl c. 1400 bc) are decorated with...

Menna, tomb of

J. H. Taylor.

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; Art of the Middle East and North Africa. 337 words.

Small painted Egyptian tomb chapel (TT 69) in the Theban necropolis (now Luxor). The chapel of Menna (fl c. 1400 bc), an 18th Dynasty official, comprises a transverse hall...