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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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Hartwig Altenmüller and Elizabeth Schwaiger.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

January 2001; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Egyptology. 1641 words.

desert game and the animals of the Nile Valley and its adjacent marshes was the original (Paleolithic) form of food

Signs, sex, status

in Ancient Egyptian Art and Architecture

October 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Archaeology; History of Art; Egyptology. 5692 words.

Through the materials they used and the objects they made, ancient Egyptian artists and craftsmen turned animals, plants, and the Nile into metaphors for what cannot be seen: good and evil,...

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