Sites & cities that bear the name of Naqada


Today in : Egypt
First trace of activity : ca. 4,500 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 5th century C.E
Recorded names : nbwt, Nubt, Ⲉⲙⲃⲱ, Ombos, South Town, Nagada, Nebout

Description : Naqada is a town on the west bank of the Nile in Qena Governorate, Egypt. It was known in Egyptian as nbwt, which became Coptic Ⲉⲙⲃⲱ (ǝmbō), which was borrowed as classical antiquity as Ombos . Its name derives from Egyptian nbw, meaning "gold", on account of the proximity of gold mines in the Eastern Desert.

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