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					Without one centralized government, the bureaucracy was no longer effective, and regional
concerns were openly championed. Egyptian art became more provincial, and no massive
mortuary complexes were built. The religion was also democratized, as commoners claimed
prerogatives previously reserved for royalty alone. They could, for instance, use spells derived
from the royal Pyramid Texts on the walls of their own coffins or tombs.

				
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