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Maat
no english equivalent
order, balance
Akhet
Peret
Shemu
3 seasons
-inundation
-growing
-drought
Upper Egypt
1st true Egyptian city
c. 3,200 BCE
sophisticated fortifications, elaborate temples
Lower Egypt
1st perm. settlement 4,750 BCE
Framing community
Used Copper
Cultural Unity Developing
SOUTH
Kemet
Black Land- Fertile
Desheret
Red Land- Desert
Book of the Dead
"Coffin Text" Accompanied corpses. Writings the deseased would need on journeys trhough the Duat.
Osiris
Represents orderly world, kind king.
Horus
Represented as Falcon
Sema Tawy
symbol on side of Knafre's statue
Description: Joining of upper and lower egypt
Hyksos
"rulers of foreign land"
conqured egypt in 1700 BCE
Carved out a kingdom in the eastern delta and projected their authority over most of Lower Egypt.
Palette of Narmet
A make-up pallette.
Description: King Narmer wearing white crown of Upper Egypt striking enemy.
Other side king, wearing red crown of lower egypt viewing the decapitated corpses of his enemies.
Two lions depict two kingdoms.
Stepped Pyramid of Djoser
Designed by Imhotep.
first monument in world history built entirely of dressed stone.
Final resting place of Djoser.
Giza Pyramids
c. 2,600 BCE
Not sure how they were built.
Pyramids for: Cheops (Khufu)
Chephren (Khafre)
Seated Statue of Chephren
Gizeh c. 2572-2525 BCE
Description: Drapery and anatomy w/ great realism, while producing an idealized portrait of the god king. His divine power is represented by Horus, the falcon god of the Morning Sun, perched behind his head