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Thebes was the capital of Egypt during the New Kingdom and is located approximately 650km south of modern Cairo. The Egyptian name of the city was 'niwt' (The City) and 'niwt-rst' (The Southern City) and the designation 'Thebes’ comes from the Greek word for the city, Thebai. The city was originally known as Uast or Waset... [continue reading]
Thebes is a town in central Greece which has been continuously inhabited for five millennia. It was an important Mycenaean centre in the middle to late Bronze Age and was a powerful city-state in the Classical period, participating in both the Persian and Peloponnesian Wars, reaching its peak of influence in the early 4th century BCE when it was... [continue reading]