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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...

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...

Kuh-i Khwaja

Trudy S. Kawami.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Egyptian and Ancient Near Eastern Art; South and Southeast Asian Art; Art of the Middle East and North Africa. 616 words.

[Pers. Kūh-i Khwāja]

Dramatic basalt outcrop that rises from the marshes of Lake Hamun in Iranian Sistan near the borders with Pakistan and Afghanistan. On the south side are...

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...

Ashkin, Michael

Morgan Falconer.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online July 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sculpture and Carving; Art of the United States; 20th-Century Art; Art of the Middle East and North Africa; Contemporary Art. 325 words.

(b Morristown, NJ, Oct 29, 1955).

American sculptor. He studied Oriental and Middle Eastern cultures and languages before later graduating in Painting and Drawing from the...