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    Chokwe Mask

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    The mask to the left was used during the inauguration ceremony of the king. The ceremony is an important investiture event. During the ceremony sacrifices are made to the ancestors. According to Chokwe belief, ancestral spirits play the crucial role of providing for living descendants. The ancestral characters also protect the peoples from intruders or evil (wanga) supernatural elements. The Chokwe people influenced the art of many neighboring tribes, including the Lunda, Mbunda, Lovale and…

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    (Lace, William. Mummification and Death Rituals of Ancient Egypt, San Diego: Lace William, 2013.Pg 20). As time passed so did these mastabas. Ordinary people were still buried in Mastabas, however, for the Pharaoh’s now had pyramids built for them. Eventually, the great pyramid of Khufu at Giza (built 2251-2528 BCE) was built with all the necessities a soul would need to enter the afterlife. Finally, the importance of getting into the afterlife caused a growth in the methods of mummification.…

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    The Ancient Egyptian Government was ruled first and foremost by the Pharaoh. The Pharaoh was the supreme leader not only of the government, but also of the religion. However, the Pharaoh couldn't run the government all by himself, so he had a hierarchy of rulers and leaders below him who ran different aspects of the government. http://www.ducksters.com/history/ancient_egyptian_government.php On the next rung down were priests who specialized in watching the universe and interpreting its…

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    Specialized workers Specialized workers were ranked to the high class and low class. Pharaohs, Priests, Nobles, soldiers, scribes, merchants, farmers and salvers. Kings and Pharaohs were by far the most glorified and most important position. They thought to be the representatives of the gods and goddesses. People thought they were a cross between humans and gods, because of that, they received obedience and respect. They were the rulers of upper and lower classmen of Egypt. They owned the…

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    Quest In The Alchemist

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    According to Foster’s How to Read Literature Like a College Professor, “Every trip is a quest” and every quest is composed of 5 things: a quester, a destination, a stated reason to go, challenges, and the actual reason behind the quest. The actual reason helps make a “quest” or a journey much more meaningful to any literary work as a whole. In The Alchemist, Santiago’s long journey for treasure ends up giving him wisdom and self-knowledge worth more than any gold or treasure. Every quest needs,…

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    Every culture has music they use for religious or expressive purposes. Music have had a major impact on many cultures around the world from Egypt to the Native Americans. From the Teenage culture who use music mostly for expressive purposes. To the Native Americans who used it in a religious way. All the way to the ancient Egyptians who created Gods with the power of music. In this essay we will look at not just ancient people but also the teengers of today. In this paragraph we will learn…

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    Society. Egyptians spend their free time helping out build the pyramids and social works. Their are ranked by Slaves, Farmers, Artisans, Merchants, Scribes, Soldiers, Government Leaders, and Pharaoh. The Egyptians live by the Nile River because they can trade easier and have ways to get water easy. The Egyptians made a writing called Hieratic Script. Hieratic script was simpler form of hieroglyphics. Egyptians believed in polytheism which means that although they believed in many gods,…

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    Egyptian culture was highly religious. Thus most Egyptian artworks involve the depiction of many gods and goddesses. The above scribe was buried in a tomb of a man named Hunefer, who is a high ranking person in Egyptian culture. Hunefer is depicted in a white robe and is shown interacting with many gods and goddesses. The gods and goddesses depicted are Anubis, Ma’at, Thoth, Osiris, Horus, Isis, and Nephthys. Gods were depicted according to their position in the hierarchy of deities, and always…

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    From their political organizations to their technological innovations, Both Sumer, or Mesopotamia, and Egypt have many things in common. Some of which included but are not limited to what and how they traded. Sumer and Egypt both traded with each other, and with each other, Lebanon, and India, while Sumer also traded with Arabia, Persia, and Afghanistan. Egypt also traded with modern-day Somalia and Ethiopia. Although the two kingdoms also have their differences, no two kingdoms or countries…

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    Today, in a group I travel to Egypt to set out on finding new discoveries or information about the societies that lived there. When we arrived, there was the Nile River it is an important source for growing crops, and act as a source of water. The Nile River was worshipped as though it was god that provided life for the Egyptians. I learned that the Nile River did cause flood destroying villages and the production of silt would change depending on the amount of floodwater. The areas of Lower…

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