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Thebes(i) [anc. Egyp. Waset; now al-Uqṣur, Luxor]locked

  • William J. Murnane,
  • Jean Lauffray,
  • C. E. Loeben,
  • Lanny Bell,
  • Jadwiga Lipinska,
  • C. A. Keller
  •  and Nigel Strudwick

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Site in Upper Egypt that flourished from c. 2100 bc until the end of the Dynastic period (c. 30 bc). Thebes was a favoured royal residence—although not always the national capital—and the home of the god Amun. The influence of Amun spread throughout Egypt and Nubia, and his cult remained the focus of Theban life and artistic achievements long after the city had lost its political significance....

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