Episode 1: Infinite Waters

The Creation of the Universe and the First Egyptians

The great god Atum created the universe; his children created the Earth. Then, after countless years, humans began to settle the Nile Valley…

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The Creator god Atum (sometimes Atum-Re/Atum-Ra)

An ancient lithic (stone) arrowhead. Made my chipping flakes off flint to create a usable tool. From the Faiyum Oasis c.7000-4500 BCE (Source: the Metropolitan Museum of Art).

A bead and an ax discovered in the Faiyum (Source: University College London).


John Romer, A History of Egypt: from the First Farmers to the Great Pyramid, 2013.

David Wengrow, The Archaeology of Early Egypt, 2006.

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