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    Egyptian Empire

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    During the years 1250-30BC the Egyptian Empire was slowly collapsing due to change in areas such as the climate, technology, religion and war. What remained constant was that the Egyptian people were ruled by pharaohs. I am going to focus on the extent to which the pharaohs caused the collapse of the Egyptian Empire. For example the poor decisions made by the pharaohs, to establish if the decisions made were the main cause of the collapse. I will then review other factors such as religion, climate change, famine and technology to assess their contribution to the collapse. Throughout Egyptian history pharaohs were significant figures influencing war, economy, religion and technology. Many historical debates depict that the pharaohs were the…

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    The Egyptian Neolithic

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    One of the most important stages to define and understand the development of Egyptian civilization was the Predynastic era (the Egyptian Neolithic), a period of time spanning from 4000 to 3200 BC that was a precursor of Pharaonic Egypt and its dynasties of kings. Neolithic communities of Upper and Lower Egypt cultivated different kinds of barley, spelt, flax, fruits and vegetables. It is also known that different kinds of animals were domesticated. Both steps were necessary for all later…

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    Egyptian Women

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    “No nation can rise to the height of glory unless your women are side by side with you. We are victims of evil customs. It is a crime against humanity that our women are shut up within the four walls of the house as prisoners. There is no sanction anywhere for the deplorable conditions in which our women have to live,” said Muhammad Ali Jinnah. The role of women evidently has many similarities and differences between civilizations and time eras. When comparing the role of women in the early…

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    Greek leaders in traditional Egyptian garb and adornments. Such procedures were done in order to assimilate the Ptolemies into the culture of their kingdom and legitimize their reign as true pharaohs. Even women, who were usually omitted from ancient works, are captured in Ptolemaic art. This represents a gradual acceptance and reevaluation of the female as an individual, as depictions of Ptolemaic queens in Egyptian headpieces were carved into stone tablets. Poetry became another effective…

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    Egyptian Mummies Analysis

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    Fayum Portraits: Greco-Roman Egyptian Mummies? The Fayum mummy portraits emerged from a time of great change in Ancient Egypt—a time of decline in the ancient Egyptian religious traditions. Alongside this decline, there was also a rise in Greco-Roman influences on the aesthetic values of Egyptian art—through the first century BCE to the first centuries CE—particularly those that were used in religious rituals, such as temples, wall paintings, and the actual adornment of the mummies themselves.…

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    Egyptian Structures

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    Egyptian Structures: Is there more than meets the Eye? Have you ever wondered what something unique signified? Learning the representation of things can be interesting. “For many decades, Egyptians didn’t have any real proof of eclipses” (Ibrahem). More than just impressive Egyptian structures and character, the Sphinx, the Great Pyramid, and the Eye of Horus are symbols related to the solar eclipse. First off, the Egyptian Sphinx is a monument that has the body of a lion and the head of a…

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    Egyptian God Ra

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    Ra The God Of The Sun Ra is the egyptian god of the sun, he is considered one of the most important gods to the egyptians. Ancient egyptians believed ra was the creator of the world, part of him was also represented in every other god. They believed all other gods should illustrate some aspect of him and that he should represent all other gods. Ra was usually depicted in human form. He had a falcon head which is crowned with a sun disc. This sun disc was encircled by a sacred cobra named…

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    Egyptian Mummification

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    important to the Egyptians. Mummification and the burials are one of the more know characteristics, but what people normally know about is from the New Kingdom. Believe it or not the origins, importance, and evolution of…

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    Egyptian Funerary Culture

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    The legacy of ancient Egypt is almost always envisioned with its grandiose tombs, mysteries mummies, and ever-lasting pyramids. It is no surprise that all of these are directly related to Egypt’s funerary culture and spiritual beliefs. The effort put into these objects’ preservation has been of great help to modern scholars to better understand their religion. However, we develop a skewed perception because of this, as artifacts and texts from other perspectives or of different subjects are…

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    the first time the humans who built the temple needed: was a quarry. Not to far down from the current position of the temple, a horseshoe shaped sandstone quarry stands as an artifact of a time long ago. The scientists who discovered this structure came to an agreed idea that humans had to either push the block through wet sand all the way back to the temple right, or get to use the nile as a resource (Narjas). This is also evidence that sandstone could be found in the water, leading to the idea…

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