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 Egypt - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Egypt
Napoleon's military expedition to Egypt in 1798 was ostensibly to suppress the Mamelukes and restore the authority of the Turkish sultan in Constantinople.
Throughout the war Egypt was used as a base for British military operations against the Turks in the Middle East, and the Suez Canal was successfully defended against a Turkish attack in 1915.
Egypt was a member of the UN coalition forces that sought an economic embargo against Iraq in 1990 for annexing Kuwait, and its armed forces joined in the military action against Iraq in 1991.
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 Thebes (Egypt) - MSN Encarta
As the biblical name of Thebes indicates, the local deity of the city was Amon, originally the Egyptian god of the reproductive forces and, later as Amon-Ra, the “father of the gods.” The ruined Temple of Amon, which ranks among the best-preserved and most magnificent structures of Egyptian antiquity, is at Al Karnak.
Thebes was reestablished as the seat of the Egyptian government shortly after the death of Akhenaton.
Thebes was destroyed by the Romans late in the 1st century bc.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761558199/Thebes_(Egypt).html   (492 words)

 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Ancient Egypt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Ancient Egypt wasa civilization in the Lower Nile Valley extending from as far south as Jebel Barkal, Napata Mediterranean Sea, though varying in size throughout its history between circa 3200 BC and 332 BC, with the conquest of Alexander the Great.
Somewhat counter-intuitively, Upper Egypt was in the south and Lower Egypt in the north, named according to the flow of the Nile.
The term Demotic in the context of Egypt, That is, "indigenous" from a Hellenistic point of view, came to refer to both the script and the language that followed the Late Ancient Egyptian stage from the Nubian 25th dynasty until its marginalization by the Greek Koine in the early centuries AD.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Ancient_Egypt   (2100 words)

 Thebes, Egypt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Thebes [Θηβαι Thēbai] is the Greek designation of ancient Egyptian niwt "(The) City" and niwt-rst "(The) Southern City".
The city was the capital of Egypt during part of the Eleventh Dynasty (Middle Kingdom), and most of the Eighteenth Dynasty (New Kingdom), though the administration probably remained located at Memphis for much of this.
It is believed that Thebes was the largest city in the world from 1980 to 1770 BC and from 1400 to 668 BC.Rosenberg, Matt T. "Largest Cities Through History." About.com.
www.knowledgehunter.info /wiki/Thebes,_Egypt   (473 words)

 Thebes, city of ancient Egypt - Facts from the Encyclopedia - Yahoo! Education   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The city rapidly became prominent as the royal residence and as a seat of the worship of the god Amon.
At Thebes, also, was the necropolis in the Valley of the Tombs where the kings and nobles were entombed in great splendor in crypts cut into the cliffs on the Nile's west bank.
Thebes was sacked by the Assyrians in 661, an event referred to in the Bible (Nah.
messenger.yahooligans.com /reference/encyclopedia/entry/ThebesEg   (343 words)

 Valley of the Kings - Luxor (Thebes), Egypt
The Valley of the Kings, Wadi el-Muluk (وادي الملوك) in Arabic, is a valley in Egypt where tombs were built for the Pharaohs and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom of Ancient Egypt.
The cult of death and the lifelong preparation for the afterlife were the focus of Egyptian religion, and the Valley of the Kings and other monuments in the West Bank necropolis are mute testimony to this obsession.
It is located in the cliffs overlooking Hatshepsut's famous temple at Deir el-Bahri, was found to contain many of Egypt's most famous pharaohs.
www.sacred-destinations.com /egypt/luxor-valley-of-the-kings.htm   (1338 words)

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