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Hierakonpolis

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Hierakonpolis (ancient Nekhen and modern Kom el Ahmar) is a major site of the Egyptian Predynastic and Early Dynastic Period, where on‐going excavations are revealing archaeological evidence for the evolution of social complexity and urban society, as well as the practices and manifestations of early royal power, including the maintenance of a menagerie of wild animals. Votive objects, such as the Narmer Palette, and monumental structures, like the enclosure of King Khasekhemwy, attest to the...

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University of Oxford
Department:
Oriental Studies Faculty
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
GLAM
Department:
Ashmolean Museum
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-3598-580X
Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Pages:
3202–3207
Host title:
Encyclopedia of Ancient History
Publication date:
2019-12-20
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1053443
ISBN:
9781405179355
Language:
English
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2019-09-16

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