Egypt in the New Kingdom
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In the New Kingdom, Egypt reached its peak and greatest extension beyond the Egyptian core territory, as far as Nubia and the Middle East. Moreover, the New Kingdom is archaeologically and philologically better documented than any other period of pharaonic Egypt.

The New Kingdom covers the timespan from the 18th to the 20th Dynasties; the 19th and the 20th Dynasties are also termed the age of the Ramessides, after the period’s most…

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Müller-Wollermann, R., “Egypt in the New Kingdom”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 3 : Historical Atlas of the Ancient World, Edited by: Anne-Maria Wittke, Eckart Olshausen, Richard Szydlak, in collaboration with: Vera Sauer and other specialists. Consulted online on 21 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20091241

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