Egypt in the New Kingdom
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In the New Kingdom, Egypt reached its peak and greatest extension beyond the Egyptian core territory, as far as Nubia and the Middle East. Moreover, the New Kingdom is archaeologically and philologically better documented than any other period of pharaonic Egypt.

The New Kingdom covers the timespan from the 18th to the 20th Dynasties; the 19th and the 20th Dynasties are also termed the age of the Ramessides, after the period’s most…

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Müller-Wollermann, R., “Egypt in the New Kingdom”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 3 : Historical Atlas of the Ancient World, English edition by Christine Salazar (2010). Original German-language edition: Historischer Atlas der antiken Welt. Herausgegeben von Anne-Maria Wittke,Eckhart Olshausen und Richard Szydlak. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 3. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2007). Consulted online on 21 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20091241

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