- Mar 2013
Quite a few indications the contact between ancient Egypt and Crete/Greece was quite heavy and probably several cultural attitudes were disseminated that we have trouble tracking. The Egyptian Pantheon can be traced in large part to various Egyptian mythological figures according to Herodotus and excavations reveal quite striking parallels in depictions though some similarities all through the Mediterranean exist likely coming out of earlier civilizations the particular relationship between ancient Egypt and Greece is quite interesting. If we then extend that relationship to Romans who were adopting Greek mythology and the cultural mores that come with a shared mythos it is quite possible many ideas of the ancient Egyptians are much more common but not acknowledged because modern Egypt appears so foreign compared to the 'west' as we understand it today.
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