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    The Sumerians formed stories and poems of great heroes such as the Iliad, the Odyssey, and the Epic of Gilgamesh, a heroic ruler in search of fame and undying glory, but ultimately figures out that he; like all other mortals, must die. Developed to write these stories, were written languages. The world’s first writing was comprised of pictographic symbols, originating in Mesopotamia (11). Symbols, such as a foot, stood for walking and a mouth next to water meant to drink (11). Another form of writing developed by the Sumerian people was cuneiform, a “wedge-shaped impression in soft clay” (11). Many others of the Near East also adopted this type of writing and even encouraged the Egyptians to invent their own type of writing…

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    In comparing the Statue of Gudea and the statute named The Royal Acquaintances Memi and Sabu, there are many very interesting similarities and an equal number of differences. The Statue of Gudea was created during the Neo-Sumerian period in the country we call Iraq today and The Royal Acquaintances Memi and Sabu during the Old Kingdom of Egypt (The Metropolitan Museum, 2016). Both works of art are sculpture and made of stone. One also notices that both pieces of art have inscriptions…

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    Medieval Egypt Debby Hao March 9, 2017 History 9 Egypt a country located in the northeastern corner of Africa. Egypt’s heartland, the Nile River valley and delta, was the home of one of the principal civilizations of the ancient Middle East. And Egyptian pharaohs flourished for 3000 years. And Alexander the Great recaptured Egypt in 323 B.C. After that, Egypt was a part of Greece. Under the Greek Ptolemaic dynasty, Egypt has become an advanced social civilization. (Smith,C.G 2016) In…

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    Overtime, historians analyzed certain documents and papers and claim that the Egyptian culture was generally very optimistic, as opposed to the Mesopotamian culture’s pessimism. One way of evaluating the lives of ancient societies is through art produced by people who witnessed those times, and a prominent form of that would be poems. I argue that by looking at this document, Egyptians are much more optimistic in comparison with Mesopotamians, as the language used in their poems is generally…

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    symbol of power and authority for King Tut. It was made to protect King Tut in the afterlife, This is why it was buried with him in his tomb. The dagger depicted him as strong and powerful. Tutankhamun's dagger was a very unique dagger. It was made out of rare material which no ordinary Egyptian had. The dagger was crafted specifically for Tutankhamun out of precious metals only he could obtain. The ancient Egypt civilization was an independent and unified civilization located in Ancient…

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    In America we have, sports, board games, obstacle courses, marathons and races, movies, theatre plays and musicals, parties, comedy acts, television shows, and concerts. Did the ancient Egyptian have any of these to entertain them? We know that they played a good deal of strategic board games such as a modern day backgammon or checkers, from the paintings recovered from tombs and temples. The boys in Egypt would wrestle and play tug-of- war for fun, like any boys at that young age (Swenson).…

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    Hammurabi ascended to the throne of Babylon after his father Sin-Muballit. Hammurabi was the sixth king in the Babylonian dynasty, which was in central Mesopotamia c(known day as Iraq) from 1894-1595 B.C. His family were descendants from the Amorites, the Amorites were known as a semi-nomadic tribe in western Syria, and his name exemplifies a combination of cultures: Hammu, which means “family” in Amorite, combined with rapi, meaning “great” in Akkadian, the language in Babylon. In the 30th year…

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    It is evident that Egyptians owed their existence to the favorable environmental conditions that prevailed in the corner of Africa, where the empire thrived for thousands of years. Like it was mentioned before, the Nile allowed for the development of agriculture, farming, and life in general. That prosperity gave the Egyptians a reason to respect and admire nature and encouraged them to live in harmony with their surroundings. The positive relationship between man and nature, combined with the…

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    Over a 100 year span the Muslim empire spread over a huge are and was able to establish itself. During these times churches and synagogues were protected. Also the Muslim-Empire was governed by dark fundamentalism and barbarianism. Muslims had their hand in many things including math. These mathematicians were the ones who developed the decimal number system and invented algebra and trigonometry. In the realm of medicine Muslim physicians knew about blood circulation long before anyone else in…

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    The Statue of Gudea is a relatively small figure carved from a black stone called diorite. It depicts a Neo-Sumerian king in a seated position with his hands clasped at chest level. The king is clothed in garb similar to a toga with an adorned, short cylindrical hat. His expression is solemn and his posture is sacred and welcoming. His physique is tone. There is a slight level of detail in his clothing to show Folds, textures and an inscription. He looks forward. The Royal Acquaintances Memi…

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