ar3 - Denielle Barcelona ANTHRO 102A December 10, 2010 What...

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Denielle Barcelona ANTHRO 102A December 10, 2010 What Contributed to the Decline of Ancient Egypt? In the article “What Contributed to the Decline of Ancient Egypt,” author George MacEachern talks about how people often ask how ancient Egypt “collapsed,” but he believes that possibly a combination of events caused it. He starts off with saying that maybe militaristic defeat was a probably contributor to the demise of ancient Egypt. His example was King Nectanebo who was defeated by the Persians and was forced to flee to Nubia. Another possibility for decline was the absorption of Egypt by the Roman Empire. Furthermore, he thinks that maybe the disappearance of the hieroglyphics contributed as well. With the rise of Christianity, the religion of ancient Egypt declined, and with it, the hieroglyphics it was tied to. In relation to this, the closure of temples dedicated to the Egyptian gods and goddesses also led to the demise of ancient Egypt. With Christianity slowly taking over, it was hard for the Egyptians to still keep most of its cultural and
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2011 for the course ANTHRO 102A taught by Professor Jamestruncer during the Fall '10 term at Stanford.

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