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22 Topic Pages Found in History Ancient and starting with the letter M
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Open Maat (Egyptian deity)
Maat (Egyptian deity)

Maat was the goddess of cosmic order or balance, as well as truth. She was the foundation of Egyptian religion ( see Religion, Pharaonic Egypt ),

Open Mammoths
Mammoths

name for several large prehistoric relatives (genus Mammuthus) of modern elephants which ranged over Eurasia and North America in the Pleistocene

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manuscript

a handwritten work as distinguished from printing. The oldest manuscripts, those found in Egyptian tombs, were written on papyrus ; the earliest dates

Open Marcion
Marcion

( mär'shən, mär'sēən ), c.85–c.160, early Christian bishop, founder of the Marcionites, one of the first great Christian heresies to rival Catholic

Open Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome, 121-180
Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome, 121-180

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus was a Roman emperor who ruled between March 7, 161 and March 17, 180 CE . He succeeded his adoptive father

Open Mary Magdalene, Saint
Mary Magdalene, Saint

The figure of Mary Magdalene is mentioned twelve times in the NT. She is characterized in each of the four Gospels as a follower of Jesus. Her name

Open Mayas
Mayas

The Mayans, sometimes known as Mayas, Quiches, Tzeltals, or Tsotzils, are a Native American ethnic group living in southern Mexico and northern

Open May Day
May Day

Many of the customs associated with the first day of May may come from the old Roman FLORALIA , or festival of flowers. These include the gathering of

Medusa (Greek mythology)

( mədu'sə ), in Greek mythology, most famous of the three monstrous Gorgon sisters. She was once a beautiful woman, but she offended Athena, who

Megalithic monuments

Prehistoric stone monument of the late Neolithic (New Stone Age) or early Bronze Age. Most common in Europe, megaliths include single large uprights