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By Morris L. Bierbrier

The nice pyramids of Giza, Tutankhamun, the good Sphinx, Cleopatra, and Ramesses II: the names and achievements of historic Egypt are mythical. located alongside the Nile River, the traditional Egyptian civilization begun round 3150 BC and lasted over 3 millennia until eventually it used to be conquered via Rome in 31 BC.

The moment variation of the Historical Dictionary of historic Egypt expands upon the data offered within the first with a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, a bibliography, and 1000s of cross-referenced dictionary entries on Egyptian rulers, bureaucrats, and commoners whose documents have survived, in addition to historical society, faith, and gods

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The earliest known written documents on papyrus, which are temple accounts, date to this period. Dynasty 6 maintained control over the entire country, but the minority and the long reign of Pepy II led to a loosening of central control. The dynasty apparently ended in confusion, and the central authority of the Old Kingdom collapsed, ushering in the First Intermediate Period. The term Intermediate Period is used to designate phases when the central government was weak or nonexistent and, partly as a consequence, written documentation is also less abundant.

A foreign country named in Egyptian documents during Dynasty 18, Dynasty 19, and Dynasty 20, notably in the Amarna letters. The country could be reached by sea, as described in the story of Wenamun. Alasia is generally identified with all or part of 10 • ALEXANDER II Cyprus, although some authors situate it on the Levant coast. However, recent advances in the understanding of the geography of Aisa Minor through Hittite documents render this last theory increasingly untenable. ALEXANDER II (IV of Macedon) (reigned 317–310 BC).

See AKHENATEN. AMENHOTEP, SON OF HAPU (fl. c. 1390–1360 BC). Overseer of works for Amenhotep III. He was born in Athribis and was likely AMENY QEMAU • 17 responsible for the construction of many of the king’s monuments, including his mortuary temple at Thebes and his Nubian temple at Soleb, where he was commemorated. He was buried at Thebes. Amenhotep, son of Hapu, acquired a reputation for wisdom and was deified after his death, being worshipped in his own mortuary temple. See also MEMNON, COLOSSI OF.

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