Everybody wants Egypt

For about a thousand years, mid-600s bc – ad mid 400s, the Egyptians wrote stuff down in both hieroglyphics and Demotic.


Egypt was one half of the Fertile Crescent—which is desirable real estate. Egypt grew its own food and had a booming economy. People who didn’t live there wanted to take it over. You Bible students probably recognize this tired old story from reading the prophets: in 670 bc the Assyrians took over, then in 605 bc the Babylonians took over. Then, in 525 bc the Persian King Cambyses II took over and Egypt became part of the Persian Empire.

Around two hundred years after that, north of the Mediterranean Sea, a guy named Alexander the Great was busy building his own empire. Alexander was a big fan of Greece and Greek culture so of course he wanted to spread it around.

http://museopics.com/Ancient-World-Wonders-History-Antiquities/MuseoPics-Ancient-Mespotamian-Civilisations/Assyrians-Ancient-Civilisation-Artefacts-Art/2-Assyrian-History/9-Conquest-Egypt-Assyrian-History/9%20-%20Assyrian%20Conquest%20of%20Egypt%20History.html
https://www.encyclopedia.com/people/history/ancient-history-middle-east-biographies/nebuchadnezzar
https://www.ducksters.com/history/ancient_egypt/late_period_and_persian_rule.php

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2 responses to “Everybody wants Egypt

  1. Thanks for the referencing too. I heard there is a drone that is uncovering even more artefacts. Forgot its name but will look on in wonder as they uncover even more.

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