There are many similarities and differences in their political characteristics, social/cultural characteristics, and economic characteristics. First, Mesopotamia and Egypt are both similar and different to India politically. In the Middle East, Mesopotamia had independent city-states governed by monarchs, and Egypt had Pharaohs rule the kingdoms as gods. A monarch would a king or a queen, and Pharaohs
A pyramid, according to the Ancient History Encyclopedia, is a structure or landmark, usually with a quadrilateral base, which ascends to a triangular point. While a lot of people associate pyramid exclusively with Egyptian culture, the pyramid shape was actually used first in the mud-brick structure in ancient Mesopotamia. Moreover, pyramids are also widely used in Central and South America, China, and India. Yet, from all of these pyramids, the most similar one to the Egyptian pyramid is the Mesoamerican pyramid, specifically the pyramid from Inca tribe. Even though Egyptian and Inca pyramids seem to be distinct, they, in fact, share some surprising similarities.
How did ancient peoples manage to create buildings which could last until today when they did not have access to any of modern equipment? Specifically, structures like Stonehenge and Angkor Wat were all constructed over thousand years ago where there was no existence of excavator, loader or trucks, but ancient people are very smart to be able to build such admiring structures for next generations afterward. Angkor Wat was located in Siem Reap, Cambodia while Stonehenge was in Wiltshire, England. Even though they were found in different places, Angkor Wat and Stonehenge share some similarities but also differences in term of history, architecture and purposes. In term of History, there are two similarities and one difference.
West Mexico: West Mexicans unlike the Olmecs did not produce large sculptures but produced permanent structures like tiered platforms and ball courts. West Mexico is mostly known for its clay sculptures often found in tombs and usually a orange or red color these clay sculptures often depicted rituals. Maya Civilization: Similar to the Olmecs the Mayans also have large statues of rock that honor their rulers like the Stelae D in Copan which is detailed with many symbols and hieroglyphs. The temple of the giant jaguar at Tikal which is 45 feet tall and the burial place for one of their rulers. The temple has 9 huge steps said to represent the 9 levels of the underworld.
Perhaps on the most knowing Kings of ancient Egypt is King Tutankhamen. King Tut is not really known for his legacy as he became king at the game of 9 and died young at the age of 19. He is rather known for being the only king whose tomb and mummy were found intact with all the treasures buried with it, untouched by tomb robbers. In November 1922, English archaeologist Howard Carter found steps hidden in the debris in the Valley of the Kings.
In the ancient architectural structures, the civilization incorporated their own respective religious beliefs, political views and the socioeconomic factor in the construction. Moreover, these civilizations may have similarities and differences. To begin with, the Ziggurat of Ur and the Great pyramids of Giza are completely from different civilization, however they have similarities in some way. The ziggurat of Ur was built by the Sumerians.
Although the two civilizations flourished in different parts of the world, their environment shared some common features. As noted before, the Mayans thrived in the Yucatan peninsula, which is made up of jungles and lowlands. While, the Egyptians lived in the Sahara Desert near the fertile lands of the Nile River. However, their locations provided them with humid climate and natural resources like limestone.
Inanna was demoted from her status in the myth of Gilgamesh and his role as a warrior was promoted. Both myths describe two different people even though they are both Inanna, Inanna did not change, but the view and status of woman did. The myths of Inanna and The Epic of Gilgamesh show a shift from a matrisitc society to a patriarchal society. In the myth of Inanna, she lived and ruled in a matrisitc society where women were seen as equals and were respected.
Besides the obvious factor that they have a different genders Oedipus and Antigone are not as similar as the chorus says. Unlike her father Antigone is not blinded by what is right in front of her; an article says "She is always aware of the glory of her deed and dies for love in the largest sense of the word, but her concurrent awareness of her youth and her loss of earthly love humanize her. This reveals that Antigone is unlike her father, but it also reveals that Antigone cares deeply about her family and doing that is right. Antigone is also more self-aware then her father, she knows her position and what she wants she makes it clear that being a women is not an obstacle for who she is and what she wants to
With this thinking, let us examine the statues of Kroisos and Kritios Boy. Kouros sculptures were mainly created during the Archaic era, which was during the years of 700-480 BCE. Unlike other sculptures of this time, the statues are of the modern human being and not of a god or authoritative figure. Two sculptures that were created
At a first glance, it is apparent that Titian’s Venus of Urbino and Cranach’s Nymph of the Spring share many similarities. One major similarity between these two pieces is the time period in which both were made in. Titian’s Venus of Urbino was made in 1538 while Cranach’s Nymph of the Spring was created around the year 1537. Both paintings depict women laying down comfortably in the nude as the main subjects of each piece. Both pieces could be considered portraits of these women.
Samurai vs. Knight Slash! Cling! Oww! The battle was over… the knight was down and the saumurai stood victorious. Many argue between the knights and samurai differences and similarities.
The Heian time period and medieval Europe were on opposite sides of the planet during their time, but they actually had a lot of similarities, and of course, some differences. The characteristics of a person’s beauty and fashion, the social class structure, and the warriors and soldiers of each area are some of the common ideas that both can relate to and be compared and contrasted from. Though fashion and beauty were mostly for the rich and wealthy, people from both civilizations valued it. Both groups liked having attractive teeth, but the definition of attractive teeth was different.
The differences between Greece in the time of Hesiod and Greece in the time of Plato are both immense and minute. On the one hand, Archaic Greece (Hesiod) was very much about the gods and religion whereas the Hellenistic Period (Plato) was more about philosophy and politics. On the other hand, Hesiod and Plato’s worlds are not that different. They both believe in the same gods, the same origin of the universe, and they operate in the same hemisphere in terms of belief and way of life. One important difference to note is the difference of their views toward gender and women.