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Because the sun is essential to life on earth, the first rising of Ra marked the moment of this emergence. It bears no resemblance whatsoever to the hieroglyphic script. Both Egyptian and Mayan cultures were polytheistic with rulers that represented gods on earth. Most were manual laborers, and they constituted the lowest level of dependent specialists. You could have students be scribes and see if they can write down everything that happens in a day. The power of rulers to control the state depended to a large degree on their ability to direct the bureaucracy that managed its affairs.

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