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  • Lion Gate In Hattusha Analysis

    civilization interprets and executes art differently, aiding in the immense diversity we see. From approximately 1400 BCE to 460 BCE, several different civilizations were taking control over the Near East, thus bringing their own aesthetic to the arts. In addition to these novel and ever changing aesthetics, the art and architecture was also affected by the civilizations coming before them. The Lion Gate in Hattusha (near present day Boghazkoy, Turkey) dates back to the Hittites empire from 1600 BCE-1200 BCE. Through much trade and conquest, this empire was developed along the bustling coast of the Mediterranean Sea. Also in this region was the expanding and powerful Egyptian Empire which brought the two civilizations into contact. This interaction was not only the basis of much conflict between the two but also an opprotnity for the sharing of ideas and aesthetics. Egyptian techniques become noticeable with many of the sculptors of the Hittites, including the Lion Gate. The Lion Gate is a part of the Hittite stronghold as Hattusha which were decorated in high relief with a variety of guardian figures. These limestone reliefs seem to emerge from the great boulders from which they are made emphasizing their life-like and determined purpose and protectors. Similar to the artworks of ancient Egypt, including The Palette of Narmer and the Great Sphinx, lions and large cats are commonly depicted in artwork to symbolize power as the 'king of the jungle". With the shift to…

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  • Battle Of Kadesh Analysis

    This goal of this paper is to critically assess the Battle of Kadesh through the analysis of both primary texts, relief carvings, and secondary analysis by scholars. The Battle of Kadesh is by and large considered to be a stalemate for the Hittites and the Egyptians, as no territory was gained or lost. However, the reliefs and texts that were created six times on the sides of temples reveal a celebration of Ramesses II’s victory over the Hittites despite the battle being near disastrous for the…

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  • Essay On Ancient Empires

    in agriculture we had populations. People started moving to rivers to be able to grow crops. Which had them live by a lot of people. But the starting of an empire is a different story. Empires formed before 350 BC for four main reasons. The reasons are climate change, migrations, new technologies, and administrative innovations. Egypt, Persia, and Neo-Assyrians showed these techniques while building their empires. One reason empires are built during this time is climate change. A major drought…

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  • Ancient Hittite Civilization

    Who were the ancient Hittites? Excavations have revealed a civilization dating back to 3000 B.C.E, although this may not have been the origin of the Hittites. The Hittite’s coming was marked with the transition of art, which was marked by the Babylonian first dynasty falling. The Hittites were the supreme military, cultural, cultural force and political power in the 1400 to 1200 B.C.E whose capital was at Bogazköy, also known as Hattusas. They were a powerful civilization that had control over…

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  • David The Rapist And Murderer In The Bathsheba Affair

    When Bathsheba told him about the pregnancy, David immediately sent word to Joab: “send me Uriah the Hittite” (2 Samuel 11:6). Upon Uriah’s arrival, David encouraged him to go back home and sleep with Bathsheba so that he would believe that the child is his own. David told Uriah to first go home and “wash your feet” (2 Samuel 11:8). Then, he invited Uriah to “eat, drink and lie” (Kim and Nyengele, 97). Unfortunately, both plots failed because Uriah, the faithful soldier, refused to sleep with…

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  • Summary: The Most Important Events In History

    There are a large amount of events that have happened in history that have either shaped who you are as an person or our country as a whole. In eighth grade we learned about the American Civil War, Abraham Lincoln, slavery, the Constitution, etc. One of the many things we learned about in eighth grade was slavery which has impacted me the most. To think that people were owned by other people to work for them for very little money is heart breaking. Many people think that slavery ended in 1865…

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  • Role Of Egyptian Queenship And Queen Nefertari

    describe queens, using the relationship the woman had with the king as their title instead. They did not hold real power like the kings; women in Egyptian history that did hold such power (such as Nefertiti, Hatshepsut, etc) were not referred to as queens. Because the power of a ruler was considered masculine, they were referred to as kings instead. Nefertari was an Egyptian queen of the thirteenth century BCE. She was the first of Ramses II’s many wives- he had eight, one of them being a…

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  • Ramses Contributions In The Battle Of Kadesh

    occurred during late New Kingdom, at which time Ramses II ruled as a militaristic pharaoh who warred against the eastern Hittites to expand their territory within the Levant. One of the key wars he led against them here was the Battle of Kadesh, though it has been a topic of debate between historians. Though Ramses depicts himself as having won against the Hittites and their leader Muwatallis in his commemorative reliefs and its accompanying texts, this conflicts…

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  • Significance Of The Trojan War

    various written sources to support it, from Homer’s Iliad to Hittite cuneiform tablets. Equally, there is a large amount of archaeological evidence found both at Troy and other ancient sites, such as Mycenae. It seems unlikely that evidence of this quantity and scale could have originated solely from a legend, and thus the Trojan War must have been, at some point, a reality. There are many sources written after the time by Greek writers that support the Trojan War’s occurrence. The most famous…

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  • Exceptional Leadership In Ancient Civilization

    To be a leader requires both strength and intelligence. A good leader is strong enough to fight beside their soldiers in battle, while being smart enough to develop the right strategy to defeat their enemy. But being an exceptional leader takes not only strength and intelligence but also wisdom. An exceptional leader is wise enough to know the limitations of their army. Two leaders that demonstrated exceptional leadership in ancient civilization were the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses and King…

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