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1) Eudoxus of Cyzicus. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Greek navigator in the service of the Ptolemies. He explored the Arabian Sea for Ptolemy VII. After being blown from his course to the east coast of Africa, he decided...

2) Ombos. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Ombos, (omībos) (KEY) , ancient city, S Egypt, on the Nile, S of Idfu. It was strategically located on top of a hill. The city attained great importance under the...

3) Ptolemais, ancient cities, Asia and Africa. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...One of these later became known as Akko, in modern Israel. Another was one of the great Hellenistic cities of Upper Egypt, on the Nile and N of Abydos. A third, in...

4) Philae. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Nile River N of the Aswan High Dam. Of its temples, all dating from late Egyptian and classical times (600 B.C.-A.D. 600), the most famous was the temple to Isis,...

5) Hermonthis. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Originally the shrine of Month, a hawk-headed deity, Hermonthis has a temple built c.1500 B.C. and reconstructed by the Ptolemies. Modern Armant or Erment is on the...

6) Moeris. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The size of the lake is much reduced from that described by ancient travelers, such as Herodotus. Crocodilopolis (later Arsinoe) was the chief town on the lake and...

7) Hellenistic civilization. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Hellenistic civilization, The conquests of Alexander the Great spread Hellenism immediately over the Middle East and far into Asia. After his death in 323 B.C., the...

8) Cyrene. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Greek colony founded (c.630 B.C.) by Aristoteles of Thera, who became king of Cyrene as Battus. For eight generations the monarchs were alternately named Battus and...

9) Memphis, city, ancient Egypt. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Nile delta and 12 mi (18 km) from Cairo. It was reputedly founded by Menes, the first king of united Egypt. Its god was Ptah. The temple of Ptah, the palace of Apries,...

10) Ptolemy I. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Macedonian dynasty (or Lagid dynasty), son of a Macedonian named Lagus. He was one of the leading generals of Alexander the Great, and after Alexander's death (323...

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