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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...
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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...
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The Race to Save Syria's Archaeological Treasures
In the 12th century, the son of Saladin—the great Kurdish warrior and founder of the Ayyubid dynasty—dug a moat and expanded the complex by building massive stone walls that have stood to this day.
Samarkand: An Ancient Link Between East and West
Following the death of Alexander, Samarkand became part of the Seleucid Empire's satrapy of Bactria. Around the second half of the 3rd century BC, the Seleucids were occupied with their war with the Ptolemies in the West.
The crisis of Islamic civilization
The Iranian civilization, after an interregnum of several centuries marked by the rule of the Seleucids and the Parthians, saw a revival under the Sassanian dynasty which lasted from 208-637 A.D.
12 Treasures of Antiquity Destroyed in the Middle East Since 2001
South of Mosul, Hatra was founded by the 2nd century by the Seleucids, one of the Hellenistic dynasties that succeeded Alexander the Great. (They're most famous to Jews and Catholics as the enemy in the Book of Maccabees.
Long-Lost Tomb of Jewish 'Maccabee' Rebels Possibly Found
Alexander the Great conquered Judea, in what is now southern Israel, from the Persians in 332 B.C. After Alexander's death, his empire fractured.

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