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    The most notable similarity between the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut (Egyptian) and the Palace at Knossos (Aegean) is that both structures were built for upperclass members in their societies. The Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut was constructed for Hatshepsut, an Egyptian queen recognized as "The women who could be king" and the Palace at Knossos was commissioned for King Minos. Another similarity between these structures was the paintings that were found inside. One of the Palace at Knossos's…

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    Northern Invasion was the time of my life. I haven’t stopped thinking about how awesome it was even though it was a couple months ago in May. There were forty bands over the course of two days and of course I tried to see as many as I could. I still can’t believe I actually saw some of my most favorite bands. Here are some stories about what it was like during four of those bands. One of the first bands of the day that I loved was Asking Alexandria. They were playing at the third stage which…

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    African Weapons

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    . Africa, which is home to the oldest human civilization, gave mankind the use of tools, astronomy, mathematics, jewelry, art, literature, and animal domestication. Though, the evolution of warfare can be their biggest impact on the world because it allowed their other achievements to thrive. This paper will focus, in chronological order, the evolution and impact military organizations, ideas, and activities had on political, economic, social and cultural influences within societies. This…

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    Striding lion from Near East, Mesopotamia, Babylon, Iraq. Neo-Babylonian Period, 604-561 BCE. The striding lion with an open mouth was lined the Processional Way to the Temple of Marduk from Ishtar Gate at Babylon. The size is 41 3/4 in. by 91 5/16 in. Glazed bricks. The striding lion is a symbol of Ishtar, the goddess of Love and War. All 120 lions were protecters of Babylon and at the same time were leading the way from Ishtar Gate to the Marduk Temple. Neo-Babylonian used animals as symbols…

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    Nebuchadnezzar II is well known for building sanctuaries committed to Babylonian divine beings and for changing Babylon, the capital of his domain, into a superb city. The Processional way, which was a noteworthy street utilized for formal parades, was cleared with vast stone pieces and kept running from the waterway to the royal residence complex and the passageway to the city, the Ishtar Gate. The door had four tall towers that spoke to the city's quality, and encompassing the course prompting…

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    Psycho Social Psychology

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    Psycho Psycho is a film that captures your attention and keeps you on your toes from beginning to end. Unlike the gory horror films of today, Psycho, as the name suggests, plays to the psychology of the crimes and events. The main character, Norman Bates, is based off of the murderer Ed Gein. Norman is an odd young man from the start and has a strange attachment to his his mother just like Gein. One of the quotes that stays in my mind from this movie is when Norman tells Marian "After all, a…

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    Rocky Balboa Speech

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    For my FOA I’ve decided to pick the most iconic movie speech of all time from the final installment of the Rocky franchise released in 2006. The learning outcome I wish to achieve from my FOA is to demonstrate an awareness of how language and meaning are shaped by culture and context. Rocky Balboa (starring Sylvester Stallone), the 6th and final installment of the “Rocky” franchise, is the story of a retired boxing champion who surprisingly comes out of his retirement to face one…

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    Ozymandias's Death

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    Ozymandias his real name Adrian Alexander Veidt, he does not have a superhero power but he is an intelligent person. He is known as “the smartest man in the world” and came from a wealthy family. The novel concentrated on heroes who revealed Ozymandias’s intention to unite the world through taking away the lives of millions of innocent souls then blaming a non-existent invasion by an alien. Ozymandias says “the only person with whom I felt any kinship with died three hundred years before the…

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    Egyptian queenship and Queen Nefertari In ancient Egypt, queenship was synonymous to “royal women”. Egyptian kings required female counterparts to legitimize their divine and supreme power. One of the reasons for this was because having a female counterpart followed the same pattern of the Egyptian gods. Queens represented fecundity, an important factor in continuing the kingship. Egyptian queenship was closely linked to the mother goddesses Hathor and Isis. As such, Egyptian queens were…

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    In the film ‘Psycho’, Hitchcock shocked the audience, and strayed from the traditional heroic journey by killing off the main character halfway through the film. Mary Crane lives in her Ordinary world; she is an unassuming woman living in Phoenix Arizona, working as a secretary. Her boyfriend, Sam Loomis is low on money. Mary is unsatisfied with her current situation, prompting her to leave her Ordinary world and accept her call to adventure. There is little to no reluctance as Mary rushes home…

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