Building Inscription Of Sesostris By Miriam Lichtheim

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Building Inscription of Sesostris I (pp. 115-118) Ancient Egyptian literature reading by Miriam Lichtheim includes many broad collections of literary genres and literary styles of Ancient Egypt. The Ancient Egyptian state is the longest-lived state in world history. Ancient Egypt was broken up into three ages called the Old, Middle, and New Kingdoms. Each Kingdom was broken into dynasties, which were lines of rulers with an ancestor in common. During each Kingdom, innovative advancements were made that benefited the country of Egypt and its people. I am going to briefly talk about each Kingdom of Egypt and then, mainly focus on summarizing ‘the Building Inscription of Sesostris I’ of the Middle Kingdom using the reading assignment from Ancient …show more content…

The Old Kingdom’s dynasties went from the third dynasty to the eighth dynasty. The Nile Valley united under the King Narmer Palette with a capital at Memphis located in the lower Nile. This Kingdom was the famous time when many pyramids and sculptures were built. During the third dynasty of the Old Kingdom, the first pharaoh had the idea of building the step pyramid. The pharaoh was viewed as an inaccessible god-king who rules absolutely over his people. Many rulers constructed their own style of pyramids, such as step pyramid, flat pyramid, etc. Pharaohs were buried inside the pyramids. The Hieroglyphics, the formal writing system used in Ancient Egypt, helped to create a relatively stable religious doctrine and a professional bureaucracy. Egyptians either …show more content…

This period's dynasties went from the ninth dynasty to the twelfth dynasty. It reunited under King Mentuhotep. The capital of the Middle Kingdom was located in Thebes instead of Memphis. In this era, it was common for them to build many structures and carve hieroglyphics on a stela, or wall, of temples and tombs. Pharaohs were buried in hidden tombs, for example, Tutankhamun’s tomb. Pharaohs were viewed as the leaders with the task to build public works and produce for the welfare. Mining was re-established, along with trading, which both grew and expanded, causing more success and power for Egypt during the Middle Kingdom. Egyptian advanced greatly during this time and improved many of its already developed innovations, throughout the dynasties. Overall, the Middle Kingdom was a very prosperous time for Egypt. Upper and Lower Egypt were reunited under the reign of King Mentuhotep I. During this era there were many great advancements and improvements made to Egypt's infrastructure, art, culture, and other areas of importance. In conclusion, Egypt was a very successful and powerful civilization, during the time of the Middle Kingdom and included more

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