Bast Egyptian goddess known as, cat goddess symbolizes playfulness, grace, affection and cunning of a cat, as well as the fierce power of a lioness. She is often shown holding the Ankh which represents the breath of life, she occasionally wears a scepter. A scepter is used as a symbol of sovereignty. Her cult was centered on her temple at Bubastis. Hers are the lion, cat and the sistrum. She is the goddess of warfare in lower Egygpt, the Nile river delta region, before unification of cultures of ancient Egypt.
northeastern Africa in-between the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea. Some countries that border Egypt are Sudan and Libya. The one main source of water in Ancient Egypt was the Nile River. Ancient Egypt started in 2920 B.C.E. The Nile River helped the crops in Ancient Egypt, for example, papyrus. This got me thinking, how did the Nile River shape Ancient Egypt? There were three ways the Nile shaped Ancient Egypt. They were the seasons, the geography, and their civilization.
Religion was one of the most important and influential aspect of the ancient Egyptians’ lives. Religious impact affected almost everything in Ancient Egypt from the most important to very minor thing. Ancient Egyptian literature, philosophy, art and also governance had religious sense. Egyptian religion developed from simple polytheism to philosophic monotheism. Ancient Egyptian religion also has a great influence on government, medicine, art, and by means of these factors influenced Egyptians as well. The religious beliefs centered on the worship of numerous deities who signified various features of ideas, nature and purposes of power. Religion played a part in every aspect of the lives of the ancient Egyptians because life on earth was seen as only one part of an eternal journey, and in order to continue that journey after death, one needed to live a life worthy of continuance. So, the information about what did religion affect and how did religion affect the lives of the ancient Egyptians will be provided in this paper.
On a normal day in ancient Egypt, an Egyptian could be found sometime during the day kneeling in front of a statue or altar, lighting incense and praying to their gods and goddesses. One of them being a feline goddess called Bastet along with many other feline gods and goddesses. The ancient Egyptians held felines in high regards and cared for them greatly. Felines were not always praised and holy creatures; after the cats helped them with their rodents and snake problems the felines became more welcome and wanted.
Hatshepsut was born in 1508 BCE, the daughter of pharaoh Thutmose I and Queen Ahmose. She had only one full sibling which was her only full-blooded sister, Neferubity, however, died during her infancy. Hatshepsut also had 3 half-blooded siblings whom the minor Queen Mutnofret bore her three sons; Amenmose, Wadjmose and Thutmose II. Though, Amenmose and Wadjmose both died before reaching adulthood. After the death of the pharaoh Thutmose I, Hatshepsut married her half-brother, Thutmose II, who became the next pharaoh as she became his Great Wife. They soon bore a daughter named, Neferure. There were possibilities that Thutmose II had born other children from insignificant wives, maybe a daughter, Meryt-nub, and a son, Thutmose III from his concubine named Isis.
The sphinx of Taharqo was build around 100BC- 600 BC. This sphinx was located in Kawa, Sudan Africa. The Sphinx of Taharqo is made of sand stone. It has a height of 40.6cm and a width of 73cm. In African cultures, figures made with a human head and the body of a lion symbolizes Egyptian royalty and power. Also they could symbolize creatures of myths and legend. However in this particular sphinx it symbolizes the royalty and power of King Taharqo. This is not a typical sphinx because this one was build for a black man. King Taharqo was a powerful and a great leader of the Kush kingdom located in Sudan, Africa. He was so powerful that he was able to take over Egyptian ruling. When you take a closer look at the head of the sphinx, you might be
Isis was another goddess that the ancient Egyptians believed in. She was the patron of health, marriage, magic, commoners, nature, and wisdom to the ancient Egyptians. Her affiliation with these aspects of life, especially magic and health, made Isis pivotal to the ancient Egyptian religion and the ancient Egyptian culture. Isis is described as a woman who adorns a headdress shaped like a throne who holds a Ankh in her hand. An Ankh is an object which resembles a cross but having a loop at the top. Ankhs were used in ancient Egypt to act as a symbol of life. The Ankh also appeared in the Egyptian hieroglyphic alphabet. Moreover, her embodiment of the throne made her the symbol of a pharaoh's powers, and exemplified her importance in the ancient Egyptian cultural hierarchy.
Propaganda has been a part of history ever since one could carve a picture onto a stone. It was, and still is, used to develop a relationship with a viewer. Back in ancient days, propaganda was an easy way to get an opinion to the public, and to have them believe what is written, for the writing had been all there was to believe. Pharaohs of ancient Egypt could say feed the public whatever information they wished, and naturally the people would believe what they say because they had become known as credible sources. Pharaohs were said to have been linked to the gods, and given the ability to interpret the gods’ will, therefore being very knowledgeable. In their artwork, they depicted the gods, often the goddess known as “Ma’at”. Ma’at, the goddess of law, order and truth, was a powerful source in the power industry, for people in the society would be comforted to know that their Pharaoh was being guided by such a great goddess.
Bazin argues "only the impassive lens, stripping its object of all those ways of seeing it, those piled- up preconceptions, that spiritual dust and grime with which my eyes have covered it, are able to present it in all its virginal purity to my attention and consequently to my love. By the power of photography, the natural image of a world that we neither know nor can know, nature at last does more than imitate art: she imitates the
While it was a common practice for ancient civilizations to place females in a subordinate position in society, Etruscans' mentality and attitude on contrary were reversed. They treated females in a very dignified manner as women had the freedom of speech, financial ability and most importantly power. Etruscans had one of the highest gender equalities in contrast to other ancient civilizations of that existing period for instance the Romans because in Roman societies, symposiums were considered strictly as an all male sector only where it involves male thoughts sharing, festive drinking etc. but Etruscans were on the exact opposite end. Etruscan females were allowed to participate in the symposiums, attend banquets, share a toast with
The Ancient Egyptians were one of the first Civilizations to form in the ancient world. These people dealt with each other in peace and war, birth, and death. The Egyptians have influenced us in many ways. The Egyptians have influenced us in our inventions, math, writing, medicine, religion, sports, and music.
Hair comb decorated with rows of wild animals is one of the art pieces that is exhibited in Met Museum. This comb was from Late Naqada 3 period in Predynastic period and it was made of ivory. It has 0.055 m height, 0.039 m width. There are different animal representations on this comb, furthermore arrangement of these animals is not randomly which is very exciting. This paper is going to clarify the importance of animals in Egypt and their effects on this comb, and significance of beauty and relation between beauty and hair in ancient Egypt. Finally it will be explained the property of hair combs in ancient Egypt and their historical evolution.