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is on either side of the Nile River.
Thebes was the capital of Egypt
during the period of the New Kingdom
(1570 to 1067 B.C.) and became a
very important center of worship of
Amon (a creator god).
During the Twelfth Dynasty the
royal residence was moved to the area of
Memphis but, the kings of Egypt
continued to honor Amon, their family
so they built temples So they
built temples to honor him at Thebes. After the Hyksos’ invasion
at Egypt, the Hyksos had little to no control over Egypt, and it was
the lords of the city that drove the Hyksos out of Egypt. The
18th dynasty rebuilt Thebes, and made it Egypt’s capital.