They both used stone and mud bricks as the predominant building material. Ancient Egyptian houses were made out of mud collected from the Nile River. It was placed in molds and left to dry in the hot sun to harden for use in construction. There is consensus among historians and Egyptologists that the ancient Egyptians were the first builders ever known to man; they taught humanity how to design and erect buildings; thus laying grounds for human civilization, urbanization and man's settlement in a specific homeland of his own for the first time in history. Cities were built in cultivation land near the Nile River so the natural flooding would water their crops, and bring with it natural minerals needed by the crops.
This idea of reincarnation lead to our understanding that that Egyptians linked the sun patterns with death. Religion started taking shape by the early dynastic periods. Kings were buried in mastavas, meaning bench in Arabic. The tomb itself was underground and built like a palace. In his afterlife, the king wanted to carry on the same way that he did
By having a written language Egypt now had a written history instead of things being based off of memory. The history would include a chronological list of the kings whom had served as Egypt’s ruler. The new technique also provided things such as written laws, an expansion of culture, religious inscriptions such as spells to protect the dead, biographies and autobiographies, stories, and a means of recording things regarding business relations. The development of a written language benefited Egypt in many ways, but another discovery also had quite an impact on Egypt and is still held in high regards today. Another technique that emerges in Egypt is monumental architecture.
On the other hand the Sumerians had begun specialization in labor such as farming, pottery, boats, medicine, cosmetics and construction. They had also developed a form of writing called cuneiform in which symbols were made with a reed or stylus and then dried in the sun they talked about trade, government, and religion. Government in the Sumerian
The Nile: How it Shaped Ancient Egypt By: Jules Orrukem What would you do if you were thirsty? You would take a drink from your water bottle, right? However, what if you lived in Ancient Egypt? They didn’t have water bottles and couldn’t just turn on the tap. Ancient Egyptians did not have the technology we have today to perform simple tasks we consider easy, such as transporting heavy blocks for building.
The ancient Egyptians were unique in many ways. The art was different from most of the other civilizations and so were many of their philosophies and ways of going about their daily lives. Death, burial and the after-life certainly were not an exception to this rule. The Egyptians had a very strong consciousness of the soul and where it might go after the person attached to it passes away. They had an understanding of gods or other spirits beyond this world and felt that the human spirit had a way to transcend this world and live among them.
Presentation on Kemet January 17, 2012, in R.J. Reynolds Building, Dr. Elwanda D. Ingram, an English Professor, presented a speech to African-American Culture classes. Dr. Ingram presented a speech on Kemetic blacks, black history, and the city of Cairo in Egypt. Kemet, which means “Land of the Blacks”, were helpful to civilization today. Kemetic people started “culture”, and in Egypt, where they were lived, was the birthplace of literature. Kemetic people created paper and ink, and also created their own language called hieroglyphics.
One significant geographical factor that contributed to the development of the early human society of Egypt is the Nile River. Ancient Egypt could not have existed without this body of water. Egypt is located in a desert with sand and high temperatures that requires resourceful use of water to survive. The Nile enabled agriculture and other foundations that the civilization was built upon. Not only did the river supply the needed moisture to the crops, but the banks of the river contain fertile soils that were necessary for the thriving food source.
The civilization I choose was Egypt. After watching the slideshow, I choose Egypt because they really just made the most of what was giving to them. How did this society attempt to secure a fresh water source? The Egyptians secure attempted to secure water though the floods. The Archimedean screw was used by the Egyptians to raise water from the canal.
By other words the researcher want to create a new layout of old Egyptian art, pairing in mind the meanings of colors from both historical point of view and from contemporary perspectives. Introduction: Colors were invented since the cave arts, since that time colors have turned into a great tool of communication between people; it delivered their message to others and also helped the artist to create great art works since thousands of years ago. Six basic colors were used in Ancient Egyptian art - white, black, red, yellow, blue and green. A tiny pestle and mortar was used for grinding colors. The colors used were symbolic and all had different meanings.