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A Note on the Geographical Distribution of New Kingdom Egyptian Inscriptions from the Levant

Eythan Levy

Abstract


This note compares the geographical distribution of New Kingdom Egyptian royal inscriptions, hieratic inscriptions and inscribed architectural elements from the Levant. It highlights a clear geographical north-south cut centered around the site of Beth Shean (Northern Palestine), the southern part showing clear signs of permanent Egyptian administration, and the northern part exhibiting signs of much looser and indirect Egyptian control.

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