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Thebes (Egypt)


Thebes (Greek: Θῆβαι): name of several archaeological sites in Upper Egypt (a/o modern Luxor, Karnak, Medinet Habu, Valley of the Kings...).



The concept of "city", impractical for the ancient world in general, is especially impractical for the series of settlements known as Thebes - a Greek name, only based on Homer, who thinks that a "Thebes with Hundred Gates" exists in Egypt.note The Egyptians called the site njw.t, "the city", from which the Biblical name No' is derived.note


Thebes, Mortuary temple of Hatshepsut

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