the period in the history of ancient Egypt, 1580–1085 b.c., comprising the 18th to 20th dynasties, characterized by the predominance of Thebes.
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Also called New Empire.
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British Dictionary definitions for new empire
a period of Egyptian history, extending from the 18th to the 20th dynasty (?1570–?1080 bc)
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