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The Question of Identity: Ethnicity, Language, Religion, and Gender

Before Islam:  Overview

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Module Overview

Learn about the complex identities of people in the ancient Middle East. More important than race and religion were identities formed on the basis of age and gender, tribal membership, language spoken or the cities in which they lived.

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Seti I presenting Ma’at

This painting is one of the rare examples that shows Nubians with a wide range of clothing, hairstyles, and thus probably ethnicity... [IMAGE GALLERY]

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