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The Curious Religion of Ancient Egypt

Now, you may be saying, "But Looogan, why do we have to learn about some riff-raff that wasn't even true?" Well, it's true that this religion probably wasn't true, but it was pretty much the foundation for everything that the Ancient Egyptian civilization did. First of all, they believed they're ruler, who is called the pharaoh, had some kind of connection with the gods. That means if something bad happens, such as a disease outbreak, the pharaoh instantly takes the blame for whatever happened because he didn't go and ask the gods "Hey, please don't make a disease outbreak happen, OK? Thanks!". Still on the subject of the pharaoh, what happens when he dies? Well, of course, since the pharaoh over here is Mr. "Super important god guy" we are going to need a proper burial. So everyone goes right ahead and builds this massive, hard to miss tombstone, also known as a pyramid. The pyramid incorporates both the square and the triangle, which in the Ancient Egyptian religion, were considered sacred shapes. But let's focus less on the outside of the pyramid, but more on the inside. So, when you walk into a pyramid, you'll be confused right off the bat. Whoever built the pyramids were smart, as they decided to put in crazy labyrinth-like corridors. Secret passages, dead ends, you name it. Why did they do this, you ask? Well, this was a maneuver taken to confuse grave robbers, that way they don't end up stealing all the pharaoh's riches. And if all the pharaoh's riches are taken away when he is dead, then he can't have a good afterlife. However, the grave robbers still managed to steal the riches, and eventually they decided to put the pharaohs' tombs buried in some valley, sealed away for the greater good.
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