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Egypt
(3,211 words)

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A. Introduction

The country on the Nile from the 1st Cataract to the Mediterranean, Egyptian km.t, ‘the Black (Land)’, Greek Αἴγυπτος (Aígyptos). The division of Egyptian history into ‘kingdoms’, ‘intermediate periods’ (periods of unified and divided states) and ‘dynasties’ essentially derives via Manetho from Egyptia…

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Seidlmayer, Stephan Johannes (Berlin) and Jansen-Winkeln, Karl (Berlin), “Egypt”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 26 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e104430>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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