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(Νάπατα; Nápata). Greek rendition (Str. 17,1,54; Cass. Dio 54,5,4f.; Latin Napata, Plin. HN 6,181) of Egyptian Npt. Religious centre of the Kingdom of Kush, on Ǧabal Barkal (near the 4th Cataract, modern Karīma); an early settlement is already attested through ceramics from the Kerma culture (2500-1550 BC). The presumed Egyptian foundation of a fortress is mentioned by Thutmosis III (around 1479-1425 BC); from his time are also the earliest archaeological remains. First written evidence for N. da…

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Lohwasser, Angelika (Berlin), “Napata”, 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 25 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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