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History of the Egyptian Religion, part IV: Middle Kingdom
First Intermediate - Middle Kingdom (ca 2181 -1786 bc.) The powers that built the solar temples of the 5th dynasty and the pyramids of the 6th dynasty weakened towards the end of the Old Kingdom, perhaps as a result of eroding economics, leaving the King less...
Religions >> Egyptian
History & Anthropology >> Egyptian
History of the Egyptian Religion, part II: The Old Kingdom
II - The Old Kingdom ca 2686-2181 BC During the Old Kingdom the Egyptian society moved from tribal communities to a fully developed theocratic system, where the power of the king was absolute. The great pyramids of Dynasty 4 was made possible by technological...
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History & Anthropology >> Egyptian
History of the Egyptian Religion, part IV: New Kingdom
New Kingdom (ca 1580 -1085 bc.) The Hyksos people The so called 'Hyksos' invasion, which was most likely composed of several small groups of different people infiltrating the delta during the 13th Dynasty, meant the end of the Middle Kingdom. The Hyksos...
Religions >> Egyptian
History & Anthropology >> Egyptian
The Pagan Origins Of Christian Mythology
The Judeo-Christian religions were founded in a region of the world where savior religions existed for thousands of years. Much of the symbolism and many of the stories in the Bible may be traced to earlier myths of the Persians, Egyptians, and other people...
Religions >> Christianity & Paganism

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The crisis of Islamic civilization
The power of the Iranian empire was at its zenith under Darius of the Achaemenid dynasty, who ruled from 521-486 B.C. The rule of the this reign was brought to an end in 331 B.
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15 Ancient Cities You Need to Visit Right Now
The capital city of the Persian Empire during the Achaemenid Dynasty (550–330 BCE), Persepolis still features the 2,500-year-old ruins of the royal palace, the treasury, and a military compound that miraculously survived Alexander the Great's invasion, ...

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