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  • Horus And His Mother Isis
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    The Egyptian Deities ISIS (Aset, Ast) Symbols: The knot of Isis and the scorpion. Cult Centre: Heliopolis Isis was the sister of Osiris (who was also her husband), Nephthys and Seth, the daughter of Nut and Geb and the mother of Horus the Child. Isis is depicted as a woman wearing a vulture headdress and the solar disk between a pair of horns (which is sometimes underneath the symbol of her name, the throne). Occasionally she wears the double-crowns of the North and the South with the feather of...
  • Decorative Arts Of The New Kingdom
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    Egyptian Art and Architecture INTRODUCTION Egyptian Art and Architecture, the buildings, paintings, sculpture, and allied arts of ancient Egypt, from prehistoric times to its conquest by the Romans in 30 bc. Egypt had the longest unified history of any civilization in the ancient Mediterranean, extending with few interruptions from about 3000 bc to the 4th century ad. The nature of the country, fertilized and united by the Nile, and its semi-isolation from outside cultural influences, produced a...
  • Mesopotamian Government A Theocracy
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    Though they were close geographically, the differences in their customs put Mesopotamia and Egypt worlds apart. These two Empires were in some ways radically different, yet in others, amazingly similar. Both built temples, farmed, had social classes, had government, and praised many gods. Under their great rulers, these two empires expanded and developed many things that still effect us in our lives today. Egypt was located in the Nile River Valley. They used the fertile land and yearly flood to...
  • Predynastic Egypt Egyptian History
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    The civilization of ancient Egypt is significant in several ways. Together with those of Mesopotamia, India, and China, it was one of the earliest civilizations, and it is perhaps the best example of continuous cultural evolution based on internal stimuli, rather than the complex mix of internal and external factors found, for example, in Mesopotamia. Egyptian influence on other peoples was also significant. Its hieroglyphic writing system and other cultural elements were adapted by ancient king...
  • Tombs And Pyramids Of The Egyptian Pharaohs
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    King Tutankhamun lived over 3,300 years ago during a period known as the New Kingdom. This period of time was called the New Kingdom because it was when the pharaohs united upper and lower Egypt into one kingdom with the capital being Memphis near current day Cairo. The reason I chose to write a research paper on King Tut is because he is one of the most well known pharaohs of ancient Egypt. Tutankhamun is most well known only by the discovery of his intact tomb in 1922 by Howard Carter and Lord...
  • Palette Of King Narmer
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    Victory Stele of Naram-Sin is like any other art, it tells us a story. Naram-Sin conquered the people of the Iranian mountains and this artifact shows us a picture of him leading his men up the wooded mountain. His men follow him in an orderly fashion, which shows us his organization of his troops. He is much larger than his men which depicts his great power. He is also standing alone on two enemies and there are three stars shining on him like he is god-like. He also wears a horned helmet which...
  • Great Female Rulers From Egypt
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    There were lots of histories on men in Africa but few on African woman. Does that mean that there were no warrior women or women as kings or leaders during ancient days. I guess this was because historians have being less concern to African woman leaders than their male counterpart. According to information gathered from books written by historian such as Sweet man David's "Woman leaders in African History", Ivan Sartima's "Black women in Antiquity" and other helpful wed sites. Many African wome...
  • Young Queen Hatshepsut
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    Queen - or, as she would prefer to be remembered, King Hatshepsut was an astonishing woman. Brilliantly defying tradition, she became the female embodiment of a male role, dressing in men's clothes and even wearing a false beard. Hatshepsut was not one to sit back and wait for her nephew to age enough to take her place. As a favorite daughter of a popular pharaoh, and as a charismatic and beautiful lady in her own right, she was able to command enough of a following to actually take control as p...
  • King Of Lower Egypt
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    Setting the Stage: To the west of the Fertile Cresent in Africa, another river makes its way to the sea. While Sumerian civilization was on the rise, a similar process took place along the banks of this river, the Nile in Egypt. Yet the Egyptian civilization turned out to be very different from the collection of city-states in Mesopotamia. Early on, Egypt was united into a single kingdom, which allowed it to enjoy a high degree of unity, stability, and cultural continuity over a period of 3,000 ...
  • Egyptian King Of Egypt After 332 B.C.
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    Ancient Egypt Eight thousand years ago, North Africa was filled with grasslands and forests stretching from the Red Sea to the Atlantic Ocean. In these grasslands, humans wandered in small groups, and eventually some of these humans began to plant and farm their food. However, around this time that the human race began to become farmers and agriculturalists, North Africa began to die. Generation after generation, it began to rain less and less, and fewer plants were growing. This death of the lu...
  • Queen Ahmose Nefertari King Ahmose
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    The Hyksos: During this time of weak and divided rule, a group of foreigners moved into the delta area from Palestine- Bradley Egyptians called them Hi kau-khoswet (rulers of foreign lands) Hyksos were militarily stronger; fighting advantage came from the use of horse drawn war chariots, unfamiliar to the Egyptians. Provided greater mobility and striking power. Other military advantages included: Superior weapons such as bronze swords, scimitars and daggers Powerful composite bows- far greater s...
  • Co Regency Of Hatshepsut And Thutmose
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    Year 12 Ancient History HATSHEPSUT 1473-1458 B.C. Hatshepsut of ancient Egypt was considered the greatest female ruler of all time. Born in the 15th century BC, she was the fifth rule of the 18th dynasty, the daughter of Thutmose I and Queen Ahmose, both of royal blood. At the time of royal families it wasn't a surprise that she married her half-brother, Thutmose II, who had a son, Thutmose. When his father died, Thutmose was appointed power, however due to the boy's young age Hatshepsut was app...
  • Cleopatra Queen Of Egypt
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    In Ancient Egypt there were over 29 Kings and Pharaohs and over 5 Queens. Some of the most famous kings and queens were: Ramses II, Ramses, King Tut, Cleopatra, and Nefertiti. Ramses II (reigned 1279-1212 BC), ancient Egyptian king, third ruler of the 19th dynasty, the son of Seti I. During the early part of his reign Ramses fought to reign the territory in Africa and Western Asia that Egypt had held during the 16th and 15th centuries BC. His principle opponents were the Hittites, a powerful peo...

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