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A-group

A-group   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

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2005

the archaeological designation for an indigenous Nubian culture; the term “A-Group” was introduced by George A. Reisner (1910)

Aaron

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Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls

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2008

The figure of Aaron, his ancestry, and his rise to priestly prominence is treated rather tersely in the Bible. Though

Abraham

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Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls

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2008

(Heb., Avraham

Heb., Avram)

is the name of the progenitor of the Hebrew people. At first he is called

Absalom, House of

Absalom, House of   Reference library

Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls

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2008

The only reference to the phrase house of Absalom in the Dead Sea Scrolls appears in Pesher Habakkuk (1QpHab v.9),

Abu Ghurob

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

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2005

a New Kingdom site, situated in Middle Egypt at the edge of the Faiyum, 3.75 kilometers (about 2.5 miles) due

Abu Rowash

Abu Rowash   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

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2005

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 Simbel

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

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2005

site south of Aswan, on the western bank of the Nile River in what was Nubia (now near Egypt's border

Abusir

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

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2005

an archaeological locality on the western bank of the Nile River, approximately 25 kilometers (15 miles) southwest of Cairo (29°56′N,

Abydos

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

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2005
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a site, ancient ʒbḏw, situated in the ancient Thinite nome (eighth Upper Egyptian nome) in southern Egypt (26°11′N 31°55′E).

Achaemenids

Achaemenids   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

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2005

The last pharaoh of the twenty-sixth dynasty, Psamtik III (526–525bce), was conquered and captured by the Persian

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