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When a person died and his or her body was buried, his or her ghost descended to the underworld to join those already departed. The people of Egypt were dependent on the river for more than their food. Egypt was a patchwork of mostly autarkic households and domains. With Rome lay the roots of western language, government, architecture and religion. Their form of writing, developed by 2000 BC, was a complex system of picture writing using forms called ideograms, pictograms, and phonograms.

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