I’m speed reading through Herodotus for book club discussion on Monday. As I compile notes, I also like to read outside sources. Check out this re-blog which will serve as one of my installments of Herodotus notes.
Libya to the Egyptians and Greeks meant all of North Africa.
This is a map drawn by Herodotus himself. He names the Libyan people as the Nasamones, and interestingly, the Nile was believed to originated in the Atlas mountains instead of it’s real origin , a straight line southwards.
Foreign prisoners of Ramesses III: Libyan, Nubian, Syrian, Shasu Bedouin, and Hittite (The Hittites were an Indo-European people from Turkey).
A Libyan and a Nubian on king Tutankhamun’s staff.
And the mural of the races from the tomb of Ramses, from Belzoni’s illustration and the rather…
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