The Beginning/ Primeval Era A. Creation (Genesis 1-2) – undated B. The Ancient Near Eastern World C. The Fall (Genesis 3) – undated D. The Cleansing/ Flood (Genesis 6-9) – undated E. The Egyptians discover papyrus and ink, built libraries 2500 B.C. F. Africa exports gold for industrial and religious uses to the Egyptians 2400 B.C. G. Egypt domesticated horses, and Babylon domesticated chickens, introduction of weapons of warfare – bows, arrows 2300 B.C.
Whereas both are evidence of wealth, power, kings and gods, each has distinctive features to represent their individual purpose. Ziggurats where usually huge stepped structures with a temple at the top. The Nanna Ziggurat was probably used for and symbolized a place for humans to encounter with their gods. Unlike Nanna Ziggurat, Khafre’s Pyramid was used as a tomb for a royal king. The body of the King was taken from his royal palace then into the funerary temple where it received elaborate ceremonies.
As Angela P Thomas noted in her book Akhenaten’s Egypt, “Aten was given a titulary like the king and the god’s name was written in double cartouches. By this process the god became king of gods and the king was god, both sharing similar qualities and being described with the same epithets.” (Thomas 1988: 45). Before the
How old is the earth compared to the universe itself? | 5. The earth is the 3rd planet from the Sun. 6. The closest star to the Sun was thought to be Alpha Centauri but Alpha Centauri is a system of three stars Centauri A, Centauri B, and Proxima Centauri.
Krystal Howard Core art history #1 : Khafre enthroned, 4th Dynasty Egypt, c.2520 BCE. Diorite (north site gneiss), height 5’6 1/8”. #2 : Brooklyn College Museum, Kneeling Statue of Senenmut, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18 , joint reign of Hatshepsut and Thutmose 111( circa 1478-1458 B.C) , From Armant, Granite #3 : The similarities between these two pieces of art work are there both from Egyptian Art and from the old and middle kingdom. I chose these two sculptures because they were both made from Charles Edwin Wilbur fund and I wanted to see some of his art work and how he depicted one from another. If you look at Khafre throne he has a lot of symbols around it as well as the kneeling statue of senenmut.
Beginning of hieroglyphic writing. Some names of kings (Dynasty 0) are known. At the beginning of Dynasty 1, Egypt unified under the rule of one pharaoh (mythical name: Menes; historical figures: Narmer and Aha). Capital at Memphis; mud-brick burial monuments of kings at Abydos; large tombs of officials at Saqqara. Great amounts of imported goods from Canaan and trade with Nubian so-called A-group culture, but also military raids into Nubia.