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Empires to Nation-States

Before Islam

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Trace the growth of political units from states to empires in this political history of the ancient Middle East from 4000 BCE to 650 CE.

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Aerial Photograph of the Great Pyramids at Giza

The great pyramids at Giza were built as funerary monuments by kings of the 4th Dynasty around 2575-2500 BCE, during Egypt’s Old Kingdom. Pyramids represented royal control of a vast quantity of labor and are enduring symbols of these early kings’ power... [IMAGE GALLERY]

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