The Canaanites in Egyptian Eyes
Like many ancient societies, the Egyptians regarded their homeland as the center
of the universe and their civilization as superior to all others. Egypt’s neighbors
were perceived as enemies of the divine order and, thus, enemies of Egypt. One of the main roles of the pharaoh was to subdue these nations. This is clearly reflected in the symbolic portraits of the Egyptian king trampling or crushing a foreign enemy – in many cases, a Canaanite.
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