& Ancient Mysteries

Welcome to our jumping off page of Ancient Mysteries and religion.

The Rosicrucian's provide some excellent online articles regarding  the ancients, these include many original texts, articles and books. They make up  good jumping off point for your reading. Note this is not an endorsement of Roscurians, rather they have. XXXX XXXXX XXXXXX XXXXX XXXX  Next is a list linked to ancient texts At the end of the page there is a section with links about many of Earths religions.

Bronze Age

Early Bronze Age: 3rd millennium BC. The earliest written literature dates from about 2600 BC (classical Sumerian).The earliest literary authors known by name are Shuruppak and Urukagina, dating to ca. the 27th and 24th centuries BC, respectively. Certain literary texts are difficult to date, such as the Egyptian Book of the Dead which was recorded in the Papyrus of Ani around 1240 BC, but other versions of the book probably date from about the 18th century BC.

Middle Bronze Age: ca. 2000 to 1600 BC (approximate dates shown)

Late Bronze Age: ca. 1600 to 1200 BC (approximate dates shown)

Iron Age

Iron Age texts predating Classical Antiquity: 12th to 8th centuries BC

Classical Antiquity

See also Ancient Greek literature, Syriac literature, Latin literature, Indian literature, Hebrew literature, Avesta
See also: centuries in poetry: 7th, 6th, 5th, 4th, 3rd, 2nd, 1st

8th century BC

7th century BC

6th century BC

5th century BC

4th century BC

3rd century BC

2nd century BC

1st century BC
See also: Pahlavi literature, centuries in poetry: 1st, 2nd and 3rd
1st century AD
2nd century
3rd century

Late Antiquity

See also: 4th century in poetry, 5th century in poetry
4th century
5th century

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