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Aegypto Capta: Augustus and the Annexation of Egypt  

Friederike Herklotz

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Jun 2012
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Nov 2012
This article discusses the Ptolemaic legacy and Egyptian independence; the annexation of Egypt; and the first Roman prefects in Egypt. In contrast to earlier changes of ruler, the ... More

Age and Health  

Walter Scheidel

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Jun 2012
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Nov 2012
Roman Egypt is the only part of the ancient world where documentary evidence for the age composition of the general population has survived. Pertinent information is provided by extant ... More

Alexandria  

Marjorie S. Venit

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Jun 2012
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Nov 2012
Distinguished in the first century bce as 'the first city of the civilized world', Alexandria still wore the accolade 'crown of all cities' as late as the fourth century bce. After Egypt's ... More

Ancient Egyptian Fauna  

Salima Ikram

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Jun 2015
The vast range of animals found in ancient Egypt not only contributed to creating its language and religion, but they were also a mainstay of its economy, and played key roles in daily ... More

Ancient Egyptian Pottery  

Bettina Bader

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Sep 2017
This chapter sketches the nature of evidence to be gained from careful analysis of the ceramic remains in ancient Egypt, and the ways to achieve it, explaining some of the advances made in ... More

Animals in ancient Egyptian religion: belief, identity, power, and economy  

Salima Ikram

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Mar 2017
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Apr 2017
In addition to providing food, companionship, and raw materials for clothing, furniture, tools, and ornaments, animals also played a key role in religious practices in ancient Egypt. Apart ... More

Archaeology in the Delta  

Penelope Wilson

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Jun 2012
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Nov 2012
This article reviews archaeological studies in the Nile Delta. It discusses problems of archaeological work in the Delta; previous work in the Delta; current research and survey; survey ... More

The Archaeology of Amarna  

Anna Stevens

This essay assesses the body of archaeological research connected to the New Kingdom settlement site of Amarna (ancientAkhetaten), the short-lived capital of Egypt founded by king ... More

The Archaeology of the Fayum  

Paola Davoli

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Jun 2012
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Nov 2012
This article discusses the archaeology of the Fayum region, covering land reclamation projects; discoveries and archaeological excavations; layout of Graeco-Roman settlements; and houses ... More

Between Egypt and Meroitic Nubia: The Southern Frontier Region  

László Török

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Jun 2012
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Nov 2012
The First Nile Cataract, an outcrop of the granite bedrock, interrupts the course of the Nile and creates many small islands between Philae and Syene, ancient Swnw ('Trade'), modern Aswan. ... More

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