Ancient Egyptian Ta-ihu. An oasis in the Western Desert between the Dakhla Oasis and the Bahariya Oasis. It is possibly mentioned in the famous stela of Kamose. It is cited in later records, but little excavation has taken place there and no pharaonic remains have been uncovered. An Italian expedition has been examining Palaeolithic and Neolithic remains in the oasis.
   See also Khargaoasis; Siwaoasis.
Historical Dictionary Of Ancient Egypt by Morris L. Bierbrier

Ancient Egypt. A Reference Guide. . 2011.

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  • Bahariyaoasis —    Ancient Egyptia Djesdjesor Wehat mehyt, meaning northern oasis. An oasis in the Western Desert west of Luxor. Archaeological remains have been discovered from the Middle Kingdom to the Byzantine Period, including tombs of local governors from… …   Ancient Egypt

  • Dakhlaoasis —    An oasis in the Western Desert west of Luxor. Excavations have uncovered remains possibly from the Early Dynastic Period and from the Old Kingdom to the Byzantine Period. The site was visited by HerbertWinlockin 1908 and again examined by… …   Ancient Egypt

  • Khargaoasis —    Possibly Ancient Egyptian Wehat resyt, meaning southern oasis. An oasis in the Western Desert west of Luxor. Prehistoric remains have been discovered there, but evidence from the Pharaonic Period is lacking. The surviving archaeological sites… …   Ancient Egypt

  • Siwaoasis —    An oasis in the northern part of the Western Desert just east of the present Libyan border. There is no direct evidence for Egyptian control until Dynasty 26, when the famous temple to Amunwas built, although this does not preclude earlier… …   Ancient Egypt

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