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Immigrant Cultures in Egypt

Nature volume 114, pages 1617 (05 July 1924) | Download Citation



A GENERATION ago our view of Egypt was limited to three brilliant periods, without beginnings or connexions. The discovery of the pre-dynastic ages in 1895 showed two successive civilisations, waxing and waning, which were disentangled by the classification of sequence-dating, and appear to have come in first from the west and then from the east. The further discovery of the royal tombs of the earliest dynasties at Abydos provided a monumental basis for what had, so far, only been recorded history. There the position has rested for twenty years, but recently much more has come to light, consolidating the long view of the past.

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