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Who was the Egyptian god Bes?

By | 2017-06-18T01:15:46+00:00 June 18th, 2017|Africa, Egypt, Religion|

The Egyptian god Bes Beginning about 2500 BC, near the end of the Old Kingdom period in Egypt, people started worshipping a new god, Bes. Nobody knows for sure where Bes came from, but he may have started out as a Nubian god, from south of Egypt in what's now Sudan. People in [...]

African Religions

By | 2017-05-23T16:27:27+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Africa, History, Religion|

Standing stones at Nabta Playa (modern Sudan), ca. 6000 BC The earliest evidence we have for religious faith in Africa is from Blombos Cave in South Africa, where people may have been using red ochre for funerals about 100,000 years ago. Around 6000 BC, people put up standing stones in East Africa (modern [...]