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date: 18 November 2019

Thebes and the Thebaid 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity
Author(s):
Jitse DijkstraJitse Dijkstra

The main political and religious centre of southern *Egypt in pharaonic times, Thebes (mod. Luxor) gradually lost this position in the Graeco-Roman period. Nonetheless, the administrative unit of southernmost Egypt was named the Thebaid after the ancient city. With the administrative changes under the ... ...

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