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Description of EgyptNotes and Views in Egypt and Nubia$
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Edward William Lane

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9789774245251

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774245251.001.0001

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Introductory Observations.

(p.292) Chapter XXVI. Thebes.1
Description of Egypt

Jason Thompson

American University in Cairo Press

“Thebes,” is doubtless a corruption of the Egyptian name of “Tape,” which, in the Memphitic dialect, was pronounced “Thaba.” It is probable that Thebes was founded about twenty-three centuries, or perhaps more, before the Christian era. Of all the remains found there, the most ancient of those that have sculptures to prove their age are of the period of the earliest Egyptian sculptured monuments; and are probably surpassed in antiquity only by the pyramids, and some of the other tombs, of Memphis. Of all the monuments of Thebes, Herodotus only mentions a great hall into which he was conducted by the priests of Jupiter, and where he was shewn the colossal wooden images of the successive high-priests. This chapter describes a town called El-Oock'soor, the great temple of Kur'nak, a destrict named El-Ckoor'neh, a city named Medee'net Hha'boo, and the Valley of Beeba'n el-Mooloo'k.

Keywords:   Thebes, Thaba, Christian era, Egyptian sculptured monuments, Memphis

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