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Egyptian rulers and dynasties

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology.

(Based on various sources, including A. Siliotti, 1996, Guide to the Valley of the Kings (Luxor: Gaddis) and J. Baines and J. Malek, 2000, Cultural atlas of ancient Egypt (revised edition,...

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Egyptian rulers and dynasties

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology.

(Based on various sources, including A. Siliotti, 1996, Guide to the Valley of the Kings (Luxor: Gaddis) and J. Baines and J. Malek, 2000, Cultural atlas of ancient Egypt (revised edition,...

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Ibn Tulun, Ahmad

Edited by John L. Esposito.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

August 2004; p ublished online November 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Islam; Society and Culture. 56 words.

Founder of the Tulinid dynasty in Egypt and the first Muslim ruler of Egypt to annex Syria. Introduced administrative and

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Saladin (1137)

kurt werthmuller.

in Dictionary of African Biography

January 2012; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: African History. 1453 words.

ruler and founder of the Ayyubid dynasty in Egypt and Syria and famed Muslim conqueror who decimated the Crusader Army

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Ptolemy

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 56 words.

the name of all the Macedonian rulers of Egypt, a dynasty founded by Ptolemy, the close friend and general of ...

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Snefru

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

[Na]

Egyptian ruler and founder of the 4th Dynasty. Well known for his building works, including the two pyramids at Dahshur.

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Snefru

Timothy Darvill.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology. 22 words.

[Na]

Egyptian ruler and founder of the 4th Dynasty. Well known for his building works, including the two pyramids at

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Rameses II

in The Oxford Companion to Beer

January 2011; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 426 words.

Usermaatra Setepenra was the third ruler of the 19th Dynasty in ancient Egypt. He became Pharaoh in 1279 bc and

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Amenhotpe III

Betsy M. Bryan.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

February 2001; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 982 words.

ninth king of the eighteenth dynasty, New Kingdom. One of the wealthiest and best-attested rulers, Amenhotpe III, governed Egypt for

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pharaoh

Overview page. Subjects: Religion.

[Ge]

The title taken by the rulers of ancient Egypt who assumed the duel duties of king and god. Each line of pharaohs formed a dynasty, 31 in all. The title originates from the...

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Muhammad Ali

Overview page. Subjects: World History — Military History.

(1769–1849)

Ottoman viceroy and pasha of Egypt (1805–49), possibly of Albanian descent. As a commander in the Ottoman army he had overthrown the Mamelukes, Egypt's ruling military...

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Ptolemy

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

The name of all the Macedonian rulers of Egypt, a dynasty founded by Ptolemy, the close friend and general of Alexander the Great, who took charge of Egypt after the latter's death and...

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Ayyubids

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

A dynasty of independent Sunni rulers, founded by Saladin (in Arabic Salāh al-Dīn ibn Ayyūb), which reigned in Egypt, Syria, Upper Mesopotamia and Yemen from 1171 to 1260, ensuring the ...

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Sesostris

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

(Herodotus 2. 102–10)

was a legendary Egyptian king to whom were ascribed great conquests in Africa and Asia. Though based on several rulers of the Twelfth Dynasty called...

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Abbas Hilmi ['Abbās Ḥilmi] II (1874–1944), last khedive of Egypt

Michael T. Thornhill.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Middle Eastern History. 1654 words.

Abbas Hilmi ['Abbās Ḥilmi] II (1874–1944), last khedive of Egypt, was born on 14 July 1874 in Alexandria, Egypt, the son of Muhammad Tawfiq (1852–1892), sixth ruler of Egypt under the...

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Ahmad Ibn Tulun

Overview page. Subjects: Islam — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

(d. 884)

Founder of the Tulinid dynasty in Egypt and the first Muslim ruler of Egypt to annex Syria. Introduced administrative and agrarian reforms, encouraged industries, and...

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New Kingdom

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

[CP]

The Egyptian period following the expulsion of Asiatic Hyksos rulers and the subsequent reunification ties including Thuthmoses I–IV, Akhenaten, Tutankhamun, and Ramesses...

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Hyksos

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

A people of mixed Semitic and Asian descent who invaded Egypt and settled in the Nile delta c.1640 bc. They formed the 15th and 16th dynasties of Egypt and ruled a large part of the country...

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Memphis

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology.

An ancient city of Egypt, whose ruins are situated on the Nile about 15 km (10 miles) south of Cairo. It is thought to have been founded as the capital of the Old Kingdom of Egypt in c.3100...

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The Other Egypt

Aidan Dodson.

in Monarchs of the Nile

January 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 3740 words.

This chapter examines the Kushite rulers of the Twenty-fifth Dynasty. Control of the resources of Nubia, stretching from Aswan to deep into modern Sudan, had been a key Egyptian foreign...

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The Liberators

Aidan Dodson.

in Monarchs of the Nile

January 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 1707 words.

This chapter shows the historical developments from the Fifteenth to the Eighteenth dynasties. Having apparently displaced the previous Palestinian elite (the Fourteenth Dynasty, who had...

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