Egypt 500 BCE

Its ancient glories now in the past, Egypt is now just another province within the Persian empire.

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What is happening in Egypt in 500BCE

The great days of Ancient Egypt are now long past. Over the past few centuries Egypt has been invaded and occupied by several different peoples, most recently by the Persians, in 525 BCE. Egypt is now merely one amongst many provinces of the huge Persian empire.

Nevertheless, Ancient Egyptian civilization remains very much alive. The temples to Egyptian gods and goddesses are still functioning, their priests more important within Egyptian society than ever; the art and architecture of Egypt remains very much within the ancient norms laid down thousands of years before; and the ancient Egyptian scripts are still in use by the scribes.

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