Extras

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    First Civilizations

    Ritual

    Explore how rituals bring people together.

    Ritual

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    First Civilizations

    Nabta Playa

    Nabta Playa became a religious monument where people could gather and worship.

    Nabta Playa

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    First Civilizations

    Kings Become Gods

    In Ancient Egypt, at the site of Nekhen, kings were recognized as living gods.

    Kings Become Gods

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    First Civilizations

    Next on Episode 2

    Learn why every successful civilization needs a narrative — a shared set of beliefs.

    Next on Episode 2