Naqada

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Naqada
Naqada is located in Egypt
Naqada
Naqada
Location in Egypt
Coordinates: 25°54′N 32°43′E / 25.900°N 32.717°E / 25.900; 32.717
Country Egypt
GovernorateQena Governorate
Time zoneUTC+2 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)+3

Naqada (Arabic: نقادة‎, Naqāda, Coptic: ⲛⲉⲕⲁⲧⲏⲣⲓⲟⲛ Nekatērion[1]) is a town on the west bank of the Nile in Qena Governorate, Egypt. It includes the villages of Tukh, Khatara, Danfiq, and Zawayda. According to 1960 census, it is one of the most uninhabited areas and had only 3,000 inhabitants, mostly of Christian faith[2] who preserved the Coptic language up until 1950s.[3]

History and archaeology[edit]

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in hieroglyphs

Naqada stands near the site of a prehistoric Egyptian necropolis: The town was the centre of the cult of Set and large tombs were built there c. 3500 BCE.[6]

The large quantity of remains from Naqada have enabled the dating of the entire archeological period throughout Egypt and environs, hence the town name Naqada is used for the pre-dynastic Naqada culture c. 4400–3000 BCE. Other Naqada culture archeological sites include el Badari, the Gerzeh culture, and Nekhen.[citation needed]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ EMILE MAHER ISHAK. THE PHONETICS AND PHONOLOGY OF THE BOHAIRIC DIALECT OF COPTIC AND THE SURVIVAL OF COPTIC WORDS IN THE COLLOQUIAL AND CLASSICAL ARABIC OF EGYPT AND OF COPTIC GRAMMATICAL CONSTRUCTIONS IN COLLOQUIAL EGYPTIAN ARABIC.
  2. ^ "Discrepancies between Coptic statistics" (PDF).
  3. ^ W. H. Worrell (1937). "Popular Traditions of the Coptic Language" (The American Journal of Semitic Languages and Literatures ed.). Cite journal requires |journal= (help)CS1 maint: date and year (link)
  4. ^ Wallis Budge, E. A. (1920). An Egyptian hieroglyphic dictionary: with an index of English words, king list and geological list with indexes, list of hieroglyphic characters, coptic and semitic alphabets, etc. Vol II. John Murray. p. 1005.
  5. ^ Gauthier, Henri (1926). Dictionnaire des Noms Géographiques Contenus dans les Textes Hiéroglyphiques Vol. 3. p. 84.
  6. ^ Rice, Michael (2003). Egypt's Making: The origins of ancient Egypt 5000–2000 BC. Taylor & Francis. p. 75. ISBN 978-0-203-42816-0 – via Google Books.

Coordinates: 25°54′N 32°43′E / 25.900°N 32.717°E / 25.900; 32.717