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    of most others and set himself as the leader of Egyptian Antiquities and tried to set a museum in Egypt. But without funding the museum was never as he dreamed. He thought if Egypt had a museum for their artifacts there would be no need for other countries to safe-keep the items. Sadly, Mariette did not record most of his findings, excavations, and preservation techniques thoroughly enough. He was trying his best within the restraints he had. He did not even have time to clean up most of his excavation sites and the modern archaeologists of today have to dig under the rubbish Mariette’s team left behind before the archaeologists can find anything noteworthy. Past archaeologists focused on gathering more artifacts and gaining notoriety. “Egyptology should include the study of any era of Egypt’s past, but the term crystallized in the mid-nineteenth century to mean only the study of ancient Egypt...and seems to imply that somehow ‘Egypt ceases to be Egypt when it ceases to be ancient” (Reid, Donald M. 7-8). Now the finds are small and preservation is on the forefront of interest. Archaeology is used today to understand past culture and learn from the findings. More modern sites are becoming of interest. Some issues that we have, such as deforestation and droughts, were issues of the past, too. By looking at the people in the past we may learn better ways to advance society. Knowledge was lost through time and archaeology is a way to connect with that knowledge by digging up…

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    Waxman, S. 2008 Finding Rosetta (ch. 2.). Loot: The Battle over the Stolen Treasures of the Ancient World. Times Books, N.Y. Throughout the course of this chapter Waxman overviews how antiquarianism and Europeans within Egypt had both positive and negative effects on Egyptology. She starts off by looking at Napoleon’s conquest of Egypt and the work his savants took on as they documented the great monuments of Europe. She then goes off to talk about Jean-Francois Champollion and Giovanni…

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    In November of 1922, archaeologist Howard Carter discovered the untouched tomb of ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamen. As he discovered the long-lost tomb, Carter kept a diary of his journey. His discovery of the most intact tomb ever found ignited a large interest in Egyptology and Egyptian archaeology. Despite the long excavation of King Tutankhamen’s tomb, excessive research and exploration of the tomb can find hidden treasures and unseen information about ancient Egypt. In 1907, Carter was…

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    impulses which society forbids by either direct influence on the id through negative emotional states of by subverting the ego and id by storing these urge of their reach. Freud held that this partitioning was imperfect and during sleep the mind was free to operate on these deeper urges through the controlled environment of dreams. With this interpretation, an individuals dreams became the lens through which one could attempt to peer at the internal workings of the mind. It is no secret the…

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    Tutankhamun Discovery

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    way into one of the greatest discoveries in the world. November 22, 1922, was the day when the tomb of Tutankhamun was discovered. Tutankhamun was a mysterious 12th Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty, who was in authority for about 9 or 10 years, approximately in 1323-1332 BC. In our days Tutankhamun is also called as Tutankhaten and King Tut, and after the discovery of his tomb, he is considered one of the famous kings. However, before the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb, there was a little…

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    Ernesto Schiaparelli

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    • Discovery of Khai, an overseer of workers and his wife Meryl • Use multiple preservation methods to secure Queen Nefertari’s tomb • Paintings provided great detail and relevance to the religion • 500 workers that assisted him • Discovered 13 tombs • 1904 opening of Nefertari • Photographic records - tomb conditions and the decorations • Archaeological mission to Egypt = 1903 -1920 • 1884 – first time at Thebes Therefore, Ernesto Schiaparelli had a massive impact on our knowledge and…

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    the time of the sugar boom. He eventually installed an evaporator on a southern plantation. His invention was favored by many because it gave a better quality product with less man power and at a reduced cost. To be man of color during this time at his status was hard, however, Rillieux made it through with the success and popularity of his invention. Rillieux evaporator was so relevant to life that it is still used today, and not necessarily to process sugar. It is often used to desalt sea…

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    Prolouge I assume that one would give up on history, thinking it is all in the past and it has nothing to do with us now. But in reality, it does. Events in the past influence us today. Without Ancient Egypt, we would not have the type of technology we have today. But history does not just affect technological advancements, it shapes family trees, governments, and how traditions have been passed down to each generation forming a culture. But some things have gone unknown. The most interesting…

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    1. Ancient Egyptian Society and Family Life by Douglas J. Brewer and Emily Teeter This web source talks about the family life style of Egyptians. It speaks on personal relationships you would only see in the household. Also speaks on the sexually aspects of the relationships and what draws a man towards a woman. Along with that it talks about social standings, and cultural traditions held by the family. I believe this was written to give an inside point of view on how families were back then and…

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    making the perceptive observation that the ancient kings could and did address each other quite harshly at times without disrupting the peaceful brotherhood (194). Podany notes that the treaty with Mitanni would have been the first of its kind among the Egyptians (169), though it would be far from their last with a great Near Eastern power. Podany ends the book with a discussion of the fall of Mitanni to Assyria, the reinstallation of a king on the throne of Mitanni by the Hittites as a buffer…

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