Phoenician Culture Essay

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INTRODUCTION Egypt, a country with a rich cultural heritage rooted in the deepest parts of ancient history. The Nile cutting through the landscape as if it were a life giving artery. 20km from the Nile Delta lies the vast city of Cairo the crown jewel of Egypt . Its beautiful monuments of ancient origin accentuated by modern technology. Yet for all its beauty, breath-taking wonder, and hospitable people, there remains a great need that goes unfulfilled in Egypt. Such wonderful people are overshadowed by a sinister menace. Striking fear into the hearts of inhabitants leaving them torn and abused. This insidious dark being also has roots in ancient times ancient. It is none other than the fear of rejection. Throughout history, rejection protrudes through this beautiful culture and lashes out paralyzing the society. Keeping people from reaching their full potential.…show more content…
Egypt was open to quite a few different ethnicities during the Saite reign. Much speculation is given that they may have led to some of the Greek, Carion and Phoenician influences of that day.
Egypt, after maintaining an independent nation for nearly 2,500 years, took a very big turn with the invasion of the Persian Empire. The military defeat of the Persians by the greeks in Marathon in 490 B.C. inspired an Egyptian revolt but it wasn’t until 404 B.C. that Egypt gained its independence. An independence that lasted very shortly as Egypt was again thrust under Persian rule in 343 B.C. However a man by the name of Alexander the great in 332 B.C. invaded Egypt, destroying the persians and delivering the final blow to Egyptian independence.
After the death of Alexander the Great Egypt was placed in a very uncomfortable position of no rule in which was filled by Ptolemy in 305 B.C. This period of time ended with the death of Cleopatra VII. This placed Egypt fully into the hands of the Roman

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