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Several poems describe a god’s journey or procession by barge. These accounts probably relate to real-life rituals in which statues of gods were ferried from their home cities to a site of pilgrimage where they received a blessing. In the …

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Mesopotamia may not have had the world’s earliest myths, but it was almost certainly the first place where myths were written down. The Sumerian people invented cuneiform writing there around 3500 BC, and by 2500 the script was being used …

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Napoleon Bonaparte and the Great Sphinx of Giza, Treasures of Ancient Egypt One of the world’s biggest riddles, the Great Sphinx of Giza has a mystery of its own. What happened to its nose? Despite evidence to the contrary, many …

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Ancient Egypt, a woman’s world – Women’s Rights better than many modern countries When feminists today talk about women’s rights and equality with men, they may do well to look to the good old days of ancient Egypt to see …

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Ask most people what they consider the oldest, most magnificent architecture in the world, and the pyramids of Egypt are sure to be part of the answer. Magnificent they are, but they are not the oldest. The Pyramids of Giza …

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