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Alexandria

Alexandria  

The chief port and second‐largest city of Egypt, on the Mediterranean coast, northwest of Cairo. Founded in 332 bc by Alexander the Great, after whom it is named, it became a major centre of ...
Archaeological and Research Institutions

Archaeological and Research Institutions  

A diverse group of institutions have been established in Egypt and in other countries for the study of ancient Egypt; some are official branches of various governments, but others are ...
archaeology

archaeology  

The study of past human cultures through the analysis of material remains (as fossil relics, artefacts, and monuments), which are usually recovered through excavation.
Aristonicus

Aristonicus  

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Son of Ptolemaeus, an Alexandrian grammarian (see Alexandria (1)) of the Augustan age (Strabo 1. 2. 31). Much of his chief work—on the Aristarchan recensions of Homer (see Aristarchus (2))—is ...
art galleries

art galleries  

In medieval England, as elsewhere in Europe, the church was the most important patron of art, and the first paintings and statues seen by the public were in churches and ...
art History

art History  

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An academic discipline which, as its name implies, is concerned with the historical study of art in all its manifestations throughout the ages to the present day. Its origins can be traced back to ...
Art Market

Art Market  

Before offering an account of its historical development, it is first necessary to define what is meant by art market. An art market differs from the situation in which art ...
artist

artist  

In the MA the artist, or better artifex (‘artificer’), was most frequently considered a practitioner of the mechanical arts. Inextricably linked to his manual activities, he was viewed as a ...
Artistic Restitution

Artistic Restitution  

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Since the mid-twentieth century an increasing number of claims have been made by individuals, indigenous groups, newly independent countries, nongovernment organizations, and international bodies for ...
Asclepiades

Asclepiades  

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Of Samos, also called Sicelides (fl. 300–270 bc). Inventor of the Alexandrian erotic epigram (see Alexandria (1); Museum), distinguished by concise and witty treatment with the paraphernalia of fire ...
Bibliothèque Nationale

Bibliothèque Nationale  

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The national library of France, in Paris, which receives a copy of every book and periodical published in France.
biology

biology  

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The study of living organisms; or a generic term for the life sciences, including botany, zoology, anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, and related disciplines. [From Greek bios life + logos word, ...
books, Greek and Roman

books, Greek and Roman  

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Books existed in Egypt long before they came into use in Greece. Systems of writing had been invented and developed for administrative purposes in both Egypt and Mesopotamia by c.3000 bc. While the ...
British Association for Local History

British Association for Local History  

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The society which was founded in 1982 to promote the interests of local historians at national level continued the work of the Standing Conference for Local History. It organizes conferences ...
Brontë Society

Brontë Society  

In 1893, the Bradford librarian Butler Wood, J. Horsfall Turner, William Walsh Yates, and Mr (afterwards Sir) John Brigg invited admirers of the Brontës to meet in Bradford Town Hall ...
Claudius Balbillus, Tiberius

Claudius Balbillus, Tiberius  

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(RE 82 and Suppl. 5)probably a son of Ti. Claudius Thrasyllus and shared his astrological lore. (See astrology.) He was ADC (praefectus fabrum, see fabri) to Claudius and tribune ...
Collectors and collecting

Collectors and collecting  

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Although collectors have been active in the Islamic lands for centuries, the collecting of Islamic art as a category encompassing such media as calligraphy, illustrated books, ceramics, metalworks, ...
cultural studies

cultural studies  

The critical analysis of the texts and practices of everyday life in contemporary society: an interdisciplinary enterprise involving both the humanities and the social sciences. Its territory (in the ...
Department of Antiquities of Jordan

Department of Antiquities of Jordan  

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As the primary body of government charged with preserving the archaeological remains and monuments of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Department of Antiquities of Jordan played a central role ...
Educational Institutions

Educational Institutions  

Among the major educational institutions worldwide that offer doctoral programs in Egyptology are many that have had long-standing programs with some varying emphasis on language, archaeology, and ...

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