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Unformatted text preview: centers of power: Memphis in north (lower), Thebes in south (upper) religion: polytheistic; multiple divine beings anthropomorphic (Egyptian often animal or hybrid) Egyptian cyclical view; concern for afterlife, ma'at syncretism further names/terms : --Peleset/Philistines : a Sea Peoples group settling in Levant --Phoenician : north Levant; traders, colonizers (Carthage) --Hebrews : settlers in Levant, with periods of dislocation (notably Babylonian exile, 6th c. BCE) Writing systems: Egyptian hieroglyphics Mesopotamian cuneiform Phoenican syllabic "Alphabet" Ziggurat Pyramid...
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- Spring '08