By David Jork What does the material evidence from the Homeric period tell us about the society to which it relates? Introduction There is a degree of uncertainty about when it was that Homer wrote his poems, but it is generally accepted that it was late in the eighth century BC. With the Greek Dark Age only just drawing to an end and writing reappearing in Greece for the first time in centuries, there is very little information about what society was like while Homer was recording his Iliad and Odyssey. There has been much discussion about whether these might be seen as accurate descriptions of eighth century Greece and we rely on archaeological evidence more than we rely on Homer to know what his society was like. Architecture/Art Homer wrote of a Gorgon shield (Iliad 11.32-37), ‘a thing of splendour’ belonging to the Greek hero Agamemnon.
The complex burials by the Etruscans and Egyptians still remains culturally, ethnically and historically significant to this very day. Even though these two civilizations existed for over thousands of years ago, the tombs have still remained incredibly valuable in today’s society. Etruscan and ancient Egyptian tombs are so alike yet so different. The Etruscans were the first major rulers of Rome, and their customs were incorporated into the early Roman customs. Etruscan society was not centralized nor dominated by a single leader or imperial city.
The argument stated in Source 6.3 is that the Parthenon marbles have been in the British Museum for much longer than where they stood originally in Greece. The source also shows examples that they have become a part of Britain’s heritage and have been centred focus for the European culture and civilization for people’s admiration in the culture of Greece. What, in your opinion is the strongest argument presented by each source? Which is the weakest argument in each case? The strongest argument presented is source 6.2 because it shows you why they should come back to Greece and what will happen when the sculptures have been returned back to Greece.
Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun, the King, was notably recognised as one of the most historically infamous discoveries to this contemporary day. The elaborate decorations on the walls of Tutankhamun’s tomb and the artefacts found within his tomb is verification used to assist society’s understanding of the Egyptian funerary beliefs and practices. Tutankhamun was discovered in 1922 of the tomb by Howard Carter and his sponsor Lord Carnarvon. Much time is spent on an Egyptian Royals reign preparing for their tomb, and due to Tutankhamun’s abrupt death, there was minimal time to prepare for his immoderate tomb, hence explaining the lack of features that were regarded as standard for an 18th Dynasty royal tomb. Egyptian Burial Customs were a highly significant tradition as their beliefs were in the afterlife and greatly respected.
Archeological evidence shows that the bottom chamber was abandoned, while the second was named the queens chamber. The third and final chamber is called the kings chamber and it is located at the center of the pyramid. The Egyptians were known as the masters of megalithic construction. It is still a mystery today, including a lot of the other megalithic constructions such as Stonehenge, how a pyramid of this size and weight could have been created. The research will also cover the advance technology that was used to create this massive structure without machines of mass power.
Questions & Answers on Pyramids (1) What is a pyramid? Answer: A pyramid is one of the earliest form of enormous monumental architecture constructed by humans. (2) How old are pyramids? Answer: According to most archeologist, the oldest of the Giza pyramids – the great Pyramids – was built for Khufu, the second king of Egypt’s Fourth Dynasty, around 2500 BC. (3) The Egyptian pyramids were built mostly of Answer: Stone Blocks (4) The great pyramids of ancient Egypt were built as Answer: Tombs (5) Which technique Egyptians had used to level the land?
David Hutto Ancient Egyptian Rhetoric in the Old and Middle Kingdoms Abstract: The rhetorical ideas inherited from the Greeks have established the notion that skilled use of language is always indicated by eloquent expression, and that silence is either an aberration or a lack of skill. As we penetrate the silence that has surrounded one of the great civilizations of the earth, however, and look at Egyptian rhetoric, we nd alternative views on what makes a skilled speaker. While the Egyptians esteemed eloquent speaking, a skill that in fact had a very high value in their society, Egyptian rules of rhetoric also clearly specify that knowing when not to speak is essential, and very respected, rhetorical knowledge. The Egyptian approach to rhetoric is thus a balance between eloquence and wise silence. Egyptian rules of speech also strongly emphasize adherence to social behaviors that support a conservative status quo.
Country which lies on a land with great history. I want to go back when the pyramids were being built. Period covered with so much mystery. I will have the opportunity to witness the reign of one of the greatest civilization of all time. The Egyptians amaze us even nowadays.
The ancient Egyptians believed that it was important to record and communicate information about the religion and government. Therefore, they invented written scripts that could be use to hold and record this information. The most famous Egyptian script was hieroglyphic, however throughout the three thousand years of history, at least three other scripts were used for different objectives. The scripts were tools for scribes, so that they were able to preserve the beliefs, history, and ideas of ancient Egypt on papyrus scrolls. One of the most unique traits of the Egyptians was their architectural innovation for building pyramids.
Such was the importance of Imhotep's achievement that he was deified by later Egyptians.  The most prolific pyramid-building phase coincided with the greatest degree of absolutist pharaonic rule. It was during this time that the most famous pyramids, those near Giza, were built. Over time, as authority became less centralized, the ability and willingness to harness the resources required for construction on a massive scale decreased, and later pyramids were smaller, less well-built and often hastily constructed. Long after the end of Egypt's own pyramid-building period, a burst of pyramid-building occurred in what is present-day Sudan, after much of Egypt came under the rule of the Kings of Napata.