The monumental pyramids of Ancient Egypt are perhaps the most famous tombs in the world. The following details how the pyramids were constructed and used, the most famous pyramids and recent archaeological discoveries. There are four different types of tombs, the simple pit grave, mastabas, rock cut chapels and finally last but not least we have pyramid tombs. Early on, the Egyptians built Mastabas, tombs made out
Leadership and ideology in Egypt were strongly linked, with rulers being presented as divine and the heirs of the previous rulers, the gods (RoS 2014:234). The hieroglyphic term for ruler was ‘nswt’ and the term for the king of the gods was ‘nswt ntrw’ – the ‘nswt’ ruled by right not only Egypt but the entire world and was responsible for maintaining both the social order and the cosmic balance (Trigger 2003:72). Rulers were considered as deities and thus immortal, and although they might succumb to physical death, this was not total death – as the ka of the leader was able to remain above ground, while the funerary rites enabled the soul to enter the underworld (RoS 2014:203-4). Egyptian elite developed a sophisticated ideology of kingship portraying the pharaoh as the point of connection between human society, the gods and the wider cosmos (Baines 1995:95). Beyond his ideological role, the king was both a soldier (head of the army) and a priest (chief priest of all the temples) – the military and the priesthood can thus not be dissociated from the kingship (Exell & Naunton 2007:93) His status was expressed and reinforced through various strategies: royal dress, iconography, myths, rituals, propagandistic texts and monumental architecture (Goebs 2007:275).
Do you know Moon Landing has many Hidden Secrets with Ancient Pyramids of Egypt The Pyramids of Egypt are still a mystery to mankind. It is an architectural mystery with cosmic precision on planet Earth. It has many more other hidden secrets to say about life after death, preserving human body after death and the way to heaven after death. The pharos of Egypt was that much knee on their life that they made it possible or their dreams come true when they were alive. Nevertheless, a king is born, same time his burial plan was as a massive project.
Similar to the ancient Egypt, the pyramids of Giza have four sided base and these structures are also oriented to the cardinal points of the compass. Moreover, the pyramid is also a stairway to connect themselves to their gods. Likewise, Egyptian civilization is hierarchical, the pyramids of Giza are a way to emphasize that they are elite and in the top of the hierarchy. In ancient Egypt, they believed that there is after life and that there is a ka or royal life force that would need a dwelling thus elites built a funerary temple called mastaba. The
The King of Macedonia, Alexander the Great was born on July 356 B.C. in the town of Pella, Macedonia. He is one of the greatest military leaders of the ancient history. He was an extremely successful leader and never lost a defeat in battle. Born to parents King Philip II and Queen Olympia, who was the daughter of King Neoptolemus.
In Virgil’s Aeneid, there are numerous occasions of interference of the human lives from multiple gods. The god of love, Venus, intervenes in her son Aeneas life to ensure his destiny. Venus makes Dido, the Queen of Carthage, fall in love with Aeneas to make sure her town accepted him. Juno, the god of marriage, tries to prevent Aeneas from filling his destiny. Juno has Aeneas’s ships set on fire to ruin his fleet and prevent him from founding Rome.
Leonidas’ background is very interesting, considering what his name means and who is in his lineage. A very long time ago in Ancient Sparta the young warrior ,Leonidas, was born specifically in the year, “510 B.C.E” and sadly met his tragic death on “August 20, 480 B.C.E” (“Leonidas 487). Leonidas’ name suited him well because his name meant “lion-like” and, he put that name to the test in his eight years ruling as King from “488 B.C. to 480 B.C.” (“Biography King Leonidas”). Leonidas was set up for his Kingship because his dad was also a King.
Even after he had returned he feared for his life and uncertain of his throne until Philipp was murdered in 336, most likely with Alexander’s and his mother Olympias’ knowledge. Alexander destroyed Thebes in 335. Two years later he conquered the Persians under Dareios III near Issos, in 332 he lay siege to Tyros - still an important port in Lebanon. During 332-331 he occupied entire Egypt where he was crowned Pharaoh. Moreover, in 331 he went south along the Euphrates and Tigris rivers through today’s Iraq.
Zeus is involved in many stories and is probably the most famous god. In this paper, I will be telling you stories about Zeus, about his affairs and his kids, and also other interesting things about him. First, I will tell you a little bit about Zeus. Zeus is the most powerful god. (Smith) Zeus is married to his sister, Hera (Smith).
Justin Buchholz November 1, 2015 History 134 Sphinx By: Justin Buchholz Overtime, man has talked about many mythical beasts, monsters, and demons. For the Assyrians, one of their favorite mythical creatures to talk about was the mighty sphinx. The sphinx is typically shown “with the body of a lion, most often with a human head and sometimes with wings” (http://www.ancient.eu/sphinx/). The sphinx was also recognized as a symbol that was representative of multiple parts of the Assyrian society including trading, displaying the artistic aptitude of the Assyrians, as well as a guardian piece to the royals. As important as sphinxes were to Assyrian cultures, they were first created by the Egyptians where they typically wore a nemes (head-dress) as worn by Pharaohs.