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Abu Ghurob

Abu Ghurob  

A New Kingdom site, situated in Middle Egypt at the edge of the Faiyum, 3.75 kilometers (about 2.5 miles) due west of the point where the Bahr Yussuf branch of ...
Abu Rowash

Abu Rowash  

Located in the continuation of Gebel el-Ghigiga, the western fringe of the Nile Valley (30°2′N, 31°4′E). The archaeological area of Abu Rowash, which belongs to the very northern part of ...
Abusir

Abusir  

An archaeological locality on the western bank of the Nile River, approximately 25 kilometers (15 miles) southwest of Cairo (29°56′N, 31°13′E). Its name was derived from the Egyptian Per-Usire, in ...
Abydos

Abydos  

A site, ancient ʒbḏw, situated in the ancient Thinite nome (eighth Upper Egyptian nome) in southern Egypt (26°11′N 31°55′E). On the western side of the Nile, the site is on ...
Administration

Administration  

This is a three-part article covering State Administration, Provincial Administration, and Temple Administration.Administration is the socioeconomic institution installed to control resources within ...
Administrative Texts

Administrative Texts  

Result from a selective deployment of writing in control of resources on estates. Most surviving ancient Egyptian administrative texts derive from the two spheres of the state economy: royal domain ...
A-group

A-group  

The archaeological designation for an indigenous Nubian culture; the term “A-Group” was introduced by George A. Reisner (1910) in his chronological model of the Nubian cultures, but it came into ...
Ahmose-Nefertari

Ahmose-Nefertari  

Wife of the founder of the eighteenth dynasty, New Kingdom, Ahmose (r.1569–1545bce), and the mother of his son and successor, Amenhotpe I (r.1545–1525bce). She died at some point during the ...
Akh

Akh  

(Eg., ʒḫ),a term that occurs regularly throughout ancient Egyptian secular and religious texts, represented by the crested ibis hieroglyph. The akh-concept appears to have no intrinsic relation to ...
Amenemhat of Beni Hasan

Amenemhat of Beni Hasan  

(fl. 1950 bce).Amenemhat, the short form of whose name was Ameni, was the “Great Overlord of the Oryx nome” (the sixteenth Egyptian nome [province]) and the owner of tomb ...

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