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Thebes, Egypt

For the ancient capital of Boeotia, see Thebes, Greece.

Thebes (also known as Niut Ammon) was the capital of Egypt during the period of the Middle and New Kingdoms. Located on the banks of the Nile — with temples, palaces, and the city of the living on the east side, and the Theban Necropolis on the west — Thebes and its archaeological remains offers a striking testimony to Egyptian civilization at its height.

Thebes, of course, is a name derived from the Greek. The original Egyptian name was "Apit" or "Apet". Luxor and Karnak are the names of towns situated at or near the sites of two important temples which stood on the outskirts of the city.

East Bank

West Bank

External link

  • Theban Mapping Project

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