Tyranny; Today and Yesterday

            In today’s context the word tyranny has a very negative connotation.  We automatically think of mediaeval or generally pre-modern warlords and harsh rulers of whom are infamously remembered.  However the original definition and understanding of who a tyrant was does not parallel with the modern context of the definition.  Previously a tyrant was anyoneContinue reading “Tyranny; Today and Yesterday”

Book of the Dead

            In the Egyptian Book of the Dead we are given a glimpse into not only the religious values of the Ancient Egyptians but the daily cultural norms that formed their livelihood.  In this book Egyptians would quote entries from the book in order to persuade their god, Osiris to spare them from the harshContinue reading “Book of the Dead”

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