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    massive snake, with a body overlaid in gold and eyebrows of lapis lazuli, appears. The snake asks, “who brought you, who brought you, fellow, who brought you” (212-213)? The snake threatens the narrator for not answering and then carries the narrator back to where the snake lives. Again, the snake proceeds to ask who brought the narrator three times again. The narrator then explains his journey, repeating much of what was said earlier in the story. The snake tells the narrator to not be afraid and explains that a god let the narrator…

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    gain resources, and increase government power. After all of the suffering and violence, we eventually resolve back to harmony and concord, and this is a cycle that will continue on throughout human existence. The ancient Sumerian art piece Standard of Ur and Banksy’s modern painting Soldiers Painting Peace are both artistic representations of this theme of war and peace. In appearance, these images have minimal correlation amongst each other, but a closer observation into the art may give the…

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    Shipwrecked Sailor Moral

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    the master is nervous about reporting to the king since the voyage was not successful. However, the narrator reassures him that the expedition was not all in vain as the entire crew returned safely. The narrator begins talking about a tale of his own failed voyage. The narrator’s story tells of how a massive wave strikes his ship and causes it to sink. The narrator was the only one of the crew to survive the disaster and a wave carries him to an island. When shipwrecked sailor, the narrator,…

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    Egypt Blue Symbolism

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    jewelry and regalia was usually blue and gold. Synthetic pigments were used to produce dyes and pigments. Blue is associated with the sky, water, prime-evil waters and the heavens. It signified the Nile River and all of it’s associated offerings, fertility, and crops. The inundation of the Nile which was an annual reminder or re-enactment of the watery origins of the world. The annual flood of the Nile was symbolic of life and rebirth bringing fertility to the land. Blue also symbolized things…

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    The warm tones from the gold and the cool tones from the lapis lazuli compliment each other to create a visually appealing piece. The gold used to construct the bull’s head varies from a rich bronze tone in the darker areas to a white gold in the areas where the light is reflected. The lapis lazuli is a deep blue stone, which adds emphasis to the bull’s features. The lapis lazuli ranges from a black with a blue undertone, to a royal blue, all the way up the spectrum to a pale baby blue depending…

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    Sound Box

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    As of now held at the Museum of Archeology and Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, this Bull-headed Lyre with Sound Box conveys a special angle to Sumerian craftsmanship. This lyre was found in the "Lord's Grave" of the Royal Cemetery of Ur, this divided instrument's creation is evaluated to be around 2,600 BCE. The lyre itself comprises of wood yet the unshaven bull's head, which covers the sound box, is involved gold and lapis lazuli, a semiprecious stone. The sound…

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    The Epic Gilgamesh has various repeating lines throughout; these lines allude to the theme of the story and provide deeper meaning to otherwise vague lines. Throughout this epic, the inevitability of death is a prominent theme. This theme leads characters to seek out an approach to life that will leave them with an eternal legacy. The repetition of verses provides a window into Gilgamesh’s change of view on life from the beginning to the end of this epic. In this essay we will examine the…

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    decorated the walls of these tombs with paintings and inscriptions. The Death Mask of King Tutankhamun To humanity, the king was believed to be a living god. Egyptian kings are commonly called pharaohs, which means “great house” as it refers to the king 's palace. The beloved pharaoh Tutankhamun restored many old god’s temples during his reign, causing him to be buried with a golden mask as a token of appreciation from his people. The Nemes headdress marks the conclusion of earthly life and the…

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    The Ancient Egyptian Gods

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    and hundreds of children. Kings had plenty of wives and the royal family was a huge family. Not all women had children with the king. Some were engaged in spinning and weaving. The boss of ancient egypt is the Pharaoh. Most Pharaohs were men, some were women. The top part of the 3 classes were the rich nobles, governors, and priests. Under them were the artists, educated men, doctors, lawyers, teachers, and scribes. The lowest part of the society was the working class. It was more than 80% of…

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    Tutankhamun's Tombs

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    That said, King Tutankhamun had very good relations with his other kingdoms and empires at this time. When Tutankhamun was in power, he usually stayed was in Memphis, and due to its geographical location, communication with other kingdoms and empires were very difficult through the arid deserts. The only other route available would be through the Nile river which then was a very tedious journey. This shows how rich Tutankhamun’s empire was because the deserts to the east and west were…

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