The Egyptian and Ancient Near Eastern concepts of the world
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I. The world from the point of view of the Egyptian New Kingdom (c. 1570–1080 BC) (map A)

The Egyptian world view was Egyptocentric. Reflecting the culture’s dualism, it centred on the two halves of the country, Ta-Mehu (Lower Egypt or the Nile Delta) and T…

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Müller-Wollermann, R. and Fuchs, A., “The Egyptian and Ancient Near Eastern concepts of the world”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 3 : Historical Atlas of the Ancient World, English edition by Christine Salazar (2010). Original German-language edition: Historischer Atlas der antiken Welt. Herausgegeben von Anne-Maria Wittke,Eckhart Olshausen und Richard Szydlak. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 3. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2007). Consulted online on 24 September 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps3_BNPA002>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20091241



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