Achaemenid Egypt: The Archaeology of a Colonial Encounter

Published: November 4, 2020

Achaemenid Egypt: The Archaeology of a Colonial Encounter Traditionally, Egyptologists have regarded the period of Achaemenid Persian rule (the 27th Dynasty, c. 526-404 BCE) as an unmitigated disaster for the Egyptians. This view, however, is based primarily on the perception that there is a scarcity of material from this period; in turn this scarcity is…

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Persian Kings and Egyptian Gods: Religious Innovation in Achaemenid Egypt

Published: February 18, 2020

Persian Kings and Egyptian Gods: Religious Innovation in Achaemenid Egypt The study of the relationship between Persian kings and Egyptian gods has focused mainly on questions of sacrilege and neglect. Yet there is evidence for religious innovation as well. In the Kharga Oasis in Egypt’s Western Desert, Darius I created a new kind of Egyptian…

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