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Thebes

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Definition:
Ancient capital of Egypt, from about 2040 B.C. to 1353 B.C., when Akhenaton moved the capital to El-Amarna. It was the center of worship for the god Amen (Amon). Thebes is actually a Greek naming of Waset, the Egyptian name of the capital city.

Related Resources:
Ancient Egypt
Find out more about the Land of the Nile.

Elsewhere on the Web:
Thebes: Capital City
Good detail on the ancient capital city

More on Thebes
See pictures of ruins, all that's left

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