When you think of the ancient cultures and the beginning of man, one of the first to come to mind are the Ancient Egyptians. Their culture still affects us to this day. You can find references from their religion and culture everywhere, whether it be the movies or the bible. The Egyptian culture has left us with great stories, tales and epics. The Egyptians started a lot of beliefs and traditions that we still practice to this day. They were probably the first civilization that believed in an afterlife, and the first to have any positive belief about it.
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