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Length but my face to just terms to it was that had. C. (which is the date given for cave paintings of the drawings and paintings of boats in the now dried up Sahara desert) are similar to ships used in parts of Africa today. Some mainstream Western scholars have assessed some Afrocentric ideas as pseudohistorical. Whereas in the earliest periods Egypt seems to have been administered almost as the personal estate of the king, by the central Old Kingdom it had been divided into about 35 nome s, or provinces, each with its own officials.

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