• Coptic Museum Egypt Ancient
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    The Coptic Museum in Cairo is a life-like record of one of Egypt's periods all fraught with various antiques and monuments reflecting the different civilizations that graced the land of Egypt starting by the Ancient Egyptian civilization, passing by the Greek, the Roman, the Coptic, and lastly the Islamic. The Coptic Museum lies behind the walls of the famous Roman Fortress of Babylon in the ancient district of Cairo (Misr Al-Qadi ma). The area surrounding the museum abounds in lively monuments ...
  • Nile River Ancient Egypt
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    The Value of the Nile These people set an economic base for the development of our civilization. It also provided another base towards the hunting for food, and fishing to survive in the dry arid climate of ancient Egypt. The Ancient People of Egypt were dependent on their natural resources to survive in the dry climate. They were mostly very dependent on the climate as well as their natural resources to produce their food and crops. The development of the Egyptian civilization was the Nile Rive...
  • Olympics Olympic Games
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    Were the ancient games better than ours More fair and square More about sports and less about money Are modern games more sexist More political Have we strayed from the ancient Olympic ideal It's easy to assume that the ancient Olympic Games were different, that ancient Greek athletes were pure in mind and body, that they trained and competed for no other reason than the love of physical exercise, fair competition and to honor their gods. In fact, politics, nationalism, commercialism and athleti...
  • The Afterlife In Ancient Egypt
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    THE AFTERLIFE IN ANCIENT EGYPT S RELIGION AND LITERATURE Ancient Egypt is often identified by its enormous pyramids, in particular the Great Pyramid at Giza, which was built during the middle of the third millennium, BC. Pyramids are massive monuments built over or around a crypt or tomb. The Egyptian pyramids served as royal tombs. Not only do these colossal constructions depict the Egyptians advanced architectural abilities, but they also give us an insight into their belief system. Ancient Eg...
  • The Role Of Women In Ancient Egypt
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    The Role of Women in Ancient Egypt From the time of the Old Kingdom to the time of the New Kingdom, Ancient Egypt was a society dominated by men. Much of the history of Egypt is expressed through the perspective of Egyptian males. This leaves the perspective of the other half of the Egyptian population, females, unexplored. When women of Ancient Egypt are discussed it is often just the women of power or royalty who receive attention. This leaves many people unaware of the role of the average wom...
  • Great Religions And Philosophies Greek Philosophy
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    Great Religions and Philosophies. : Greek Philosophy. In the 6 th century B. C, there began a dualism in Greek Philosophy. The development of Greek Philosophy became a compromise between Greek monistic and oriental influences, in other words, a combination of intellectualism and mysticism. Thus began the pre-Socratic philosophy. The interests of pre-Socratic philosophers were centered on the world that surrounds man, the Cosmos. This was during the time of great internal and external disturbanc...
  • Ancient Greece A Time Of Great Cities And Lives
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    Ancient Greece: A Time Of Great Cities And Lives Ancient Greece was an interesting time and place with huge markets in which people could sell items of every kind. Strict laws with even stricter penalties if broken, a place where women were did not have as many rights as they do today, and along with the most outstanding army in their time. A quote that goes along with this time is; 'I have killed one I have killed two -- the vampire who said he was your.' - Sylvia Platts. Likewise in the Ancien...
  • Greece Top Of Page
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    Greece Geography So you want to know about Greece? Here are some highlights! Also check out the links to other sites about Greece. On this Page: o Key Facts o Geographic Landmarks o Points of Interest o Major Industries o Historical Highlights o Population and Culture o Books about Greece o Links to other sites about Greece Other related pages: o World Geography Index o Ancient Greece Key Facts Top of Page Greece is one of the oldest civilizations, dating back over 5000 years. Population: 10 mil...
  • Ancient Greek Art Sculptures Sculpture Greece
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    Art of ancient Greece My report is on ancient Greek art mainly sculptures and vase art I will also be writing about a day in the life of a Greek artist. Artists in ancient Greece varied from designing coins, mosaics, gem engravings, architecture, pottery and sculptures. I'm also going to talk about what tools the sculptors used and the various methods used to make pottery and vases. The second part of my report will be about a day in the life of a Greek artist for example how they were treated w...
  • Wheel World Of Chariots
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    The 'Wheel' World of Chariots Chariot Racing, popular public game in the classical world of ancient Greece and Rome, in which horses pulled a two-wheeled chariot, or small cart, driven by a charioteer. Often the chariot driver stood in the chariot, rather than sitting. A chariot driver cracks his whip to encourage his horses. Chariot racing was a popular pastime in ancient Greece and Rome and was recorded as an event in the ancient Olympic Games. At the ancient Olympic Games, which began in 776 ...
  • Ancient Cities City Urban Decline
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    The Ancient City was more than a cluster of classical buildings. If we were to define an Ancient City we would undoubtedly mention the public buildings, the civic monuments, the theatres, the temples and the colonnaded streets. However the term Ancient City has a deeper meaning. In our definition we must also state that the classical cities were run by the curiale classes on councils, and that ancient cities were essentially self-governed. Historians see the Ancient City in its political and cul...
  • Greek Tragedy Tragic Situation
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    The Greek Tragedy The tragedy was a large part of people's lives in ancient Greece. Tragedies became prominent long before Christ was born. A tragedy, or goat-song, usually were seen during festivals in ancient Greek times. Tragedies gradually increased in seriousness until they were given utmost importance. Greek tragedies began at a festival in honor of a god, there were three great tragic authors, and all tragedies include a tragic situation. Greek tragedies began at a festival in honor of D...
  • Ancient Mesopotamia Gilgamesh Gods Humans
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    The Internal Journey of Gilgamesh In ancient Mesopotamia there was a human of great powers. His name was Gilgamesh. Gilgamesh is an ancient tale passed down orally from generation to generation in mesopotamia. David Ferry writes this version. The author reconstructs the epic tale on the ancient Mesopotamian ways of friendship, gods and goddesses, and immortality. The tales follow Gilgamesh on very dangerous journeys across ancient mesopotamia. Some symbolic battles are those with Huwawa, the de...
  • The Olympic Athlete Ancient Games Greek
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    The Olympic Athlete I always have respected Olympic athletes, for they spend all their time training. Victorious athletes were professionals in the sense that they lived off the glory of their achievement ever afterwards. Their hometowns might reward them with: free meals for the rest of their lives, honorary appointments, or leadership positions in the community. The victors were memorialized in statues and also in victory songs, and commissioned from famous poets. Today, the Olympic Games are ...
  • Fertile Crescent Ancient People Society
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    The ancient cultures of Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt, Ancient India, China, and Classical Greece have been shaped largely due to their location and physical geography. The interaction of the people in these different societies greatly varies, from subjects like religion to something as simple as exploration. These ancient societies span from the Pacific ocean to the Mediterranean sea so the way that they were created is very diverse. Mesopotamia is the first real civilization to inhabit the area o...
  • Ancient Greece Renaissance Greek Italy
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    The renaissance in Italy that took place in the 1300's was an explosion of ideas and art. In a short period if time it seemed like a thousand things were happening that were new. Or at least that's what the people that lived in Italy at this time thought. They were there to watch first-hand as politics, art, and science turned in a new direction. But was it really a new direction? Was it just coincidence that this was the exact time that the ancient Greek scripts were just beginning to filter ba...
  • Supreme Power Human Ancient World
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    Gradual Shift from Mythopoeic Mindset to Speculative One in Ancient Societies In the dawn of the human society, a sparkle enlightened the world and gave birth to ancient knowledge of universe and earth, life and death, beginning and end. Later in the development of human society, extremes began to loose their importance and the human mindset wondered in search of the mean between two opposite ends. Myths and legends shaped day-to-day surviving of man in the harsh ancient world, reality had been ...
  • Art And Literature Classical Ancient Style
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    Classical Style (art and literature), a descriptive term for art and literature of ancient Greece or Rome, or similar in style or quality. Classic, Classical, and Classicism are terms describing the style, historical period, or quality of a work of literature, art, or music. The terms were originally associated with the artistic achievements of the ancient Greek and Roman civilizations. However, they have come to have much broader meanings and applications. Classic is a term used primarily to de...
  • Ancient Egypt Scribe Scribes Society
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    In the letter of the Scribe Nebnare-Nacht to his apprentice exposes a significant amount of information of the status of the scribes in Ancient Egypt. Throughout the Ancient Egypt the status of the scribes was greatly speculated to be of noble eminence. Those who decided to become scribe was giving that was worth while. Also the status of being a scribe surpassed the prestige of all other jobs the were available at the time. Such as being a merchant, peasant, cobbler, washer man, carpenter, etc....
  • Alchemy Alchemist Life Find
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    Alchemy is Alchemy Alchemy Alchemy is an ancient art, practiced in the Middle ages, used to discover a substance that would transmute common or base metals into gold or silver, and to find a way of prolonging human life. The main objective of alchemy was to discover a substance called the philosopher's stone. This stone was thought to transform common metals such as lead into silver or gold. Another objective of alchemist was to find the "elixir of life'- a potion that would cure all diseases an...