Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 9 : The Early Mediterranean World, 1200–600 BC

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2.8.2. Lower Egypt
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A. Location, names and language

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Lower Egypt comprised the northern part of the Nile Valley (roughly as far south as the  Fayum oasis), including the Nile Delta and Mediterranean coast. Deserts and mountain chains form natural frontiers to east and west. According to Herodotus (2,17,3–6), the Nile split into five branches, while Strabo (17,1,18; C 801) counts seven. The discrepancy is explained by the constant c…

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Kubisch, Sabine, “2.8.2. Lower Egypt”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 9 : The Early Mediterranean World, 1200–600 BC, English edition by John N. Dillon; Translated by Duncan A. Smart (2018). Original German-language edition: Frühgeschichte der Mittelmeerkulturen: Historisch-archäologisches Handbuch. Herausgegeben von Anna-Maria Wittke. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 10. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2015). Consulted online on 16 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps9_COM_008856>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180517



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