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    Ancient Egyptian Life Egypt is among the oldest civilizations on earth. Most Egyptians probably descended from settlers who moved to the Nile valley in prehistoric times, and from immigrants of nearby countries. Most people lived in villages and towns in the Nile valley as farmers. The most favoured location of settlements would be on slightly raised ground near the riverbank, where an annual flooding of the Nile would mark the beginning of each farming season. The Egyptians planted wheat and barley in the mud. They also grew other fruits and vegetables using irrigation. People in ancient Egypt wore simple clothing made of white linen. Dwellings were constructed using mud bricks. These houses had small windows and floors of straw matting, and…

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    A faster writing was invented. It was demotic, appeared in Third Intermediate period around 700 BCE. Demotic consists of the most simplified signs derived from hieroglyphs and hieratic which became almost abstract symbols. This writing did not use pictographs or pictures at all. It was used when efficiency is needed rather than being beautiful particularly to record the everyday language of accounts, administration texts, and letters. Finally, after the death of the last pharaoh Cleopatra, Egypt…

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    Rosetta Stone Essay

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    The Rosetta stone has always been a mystery among the scientist and the common people who have viewed it.The questions they ask is who made this?What does it say?What does it mean it?It was said to be of the ancient stones of the Egyptians.In the story The Riddle Of the Rosetta Stone"It shows the strong points and the pitfalls of the scientist who discovered and broke certain parts of the codes of the stone.This story shows alot of ambition,perseverance,and responsibility of the scientist and…

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    The Rosetta Stone is one of the most valuable pieces of art that is dated back to 196 BC. The Rosetta stone was discovered in 1799 by Napoleon’s French troops in present day Rashid, Egypt. The troops quickly realized its high value and it was taken to France, where it was examined by Thomas Young and Jean-Francois Champollion. Young and Champollion were two of the first people to decipher the ancient Egypt hieroglyphs by using the, “texts carved upon it… written in three languages: ancient…

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    Prehistoric Cave Art

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    the scribes? They consisted of: “Monumental buildings were erected under their supervision, administrative and economic activities were documented by them, and tales from the mouths of Egypt’s lower classes or from foreign lands survive.” While the rest of the civilization were required to join the military if war required, and pay taxes to the royals, scribes were exempt from these requirements. The scribes, in this era, were so highly favored that there were many exclusions that put them…

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    The Unspoken Sexuality in the Art of Ancient Egyptians An air of haunting mystery revolves around the land of ancient Egyptians from their grand pyramids and dressed up mummies to their mysterious writings. However, there is a deeply ingrained sexuality within this ancient world that has not been portrayed as strongly in compared to the importance it partook in the lives of the ancient Egyptians. A profoundly religious people, the ancient Egyptians believed sex played a significant role in not…

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    The Rosetta Stone

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    The Rosetta stone contains three different translations of the same text. One translation was a Greek translation that could be read, but the two Egyptian translations that remained were still incomprehensible. In the book, it states that not until a English physician named, Thomas Young, linked a few of the Egyptian symbols or “hieroglyphs” to recognizable names in the Greek translation that correlated to certain symbols in the Egyptian translations, the Rosetta stone served no purpose. After…

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    Ancient Egyptian Record Keeping Ashleigh Smithey In Ancient Egypt, written scripts were used to preserve the ideas, beliefs and history of Ancient Egyptians. The most famous of all the written scripts were hieroglyphics, although there were at least three other scripts used for different purposes. These scripts were kept on papyrus rolls and tomb and temple walls. It is said that a god, Thoth (the god of writing and knowledge) brought the gift of God’s words, (Medu Netjer) to the land of Egypt.…

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    Champollion deduced that Egyptian Hieroglyphs were a mixture of both ideographic and phonetic signs, and later made this public with his completed work, Precis du Systeme Hieroglyphique. On top of this great contribution, Waxman also mentions the fact that Champollion was responsible for looting two vivid wall sections from the tomb of Seti I. Not to mention, as stated by Waxman, the Rosetta Stone itself has never returned to…

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    I have learned a lot in this chapter. The following is an organized collective of what I have learned, combined with my previous knowledge. First, let’s start with the basics. + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + Who were the ancient Egyptians? They were an ancient people that we know a lot about, but there are still many mysteries about them. The part of their lives that always caught my attention was how they lived. The regular people…

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