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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
An ancient city of Egypt of great renown, once capital of Upper Egypt; covered 10 sq. m. of the valley of the Nile on both sides of the river, 300 m. SE. of Cairo; now represented by imposing ruins of temples, palaces, tombs, and statues of colossal size, amid which the humble dwellings of four villages—Luxor, Karnack, Medinet Habu, and Kurna—have been raised. The period of its greatest flourishing extended from about 1600 to 1100 B.C., but some of its ruins have been dated as far back as 2500 B.C.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Thebes'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/t/thebes.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.