First, I would like to start off talking about is going to be the pyramids (tombs for the Pharaoh.)A pyramid is a structure, usually of stone, built in the shape of a pyramid. In Egypt, kings, and queens, called Pharaohs, were buried in huge square-bottomed pyramids built of stone. They were usually built to be used as tombs for Pharaohs. The ancient Egyptian pyramids are very well built. Some of the pyramids still stand today.
For living in a time period where there was not a lot of technological advances that would help them build what they wanted at a faster pace, they had to learn to work with what they had. They also had to learn how to work with materials to be able to make the magnificent and amazing temples, that they are known for. “ The general temple-pyramid consisted of a platform, a long, broad, steep double staircase going up the center, with balustrades going up the sides of the steps. The Aztecs used sculpted stone blocks and skulls to decorate the platform and the ends of the balustrades” (General Construction of Pyramid-Temples). The Aztecs used and made platforms and tools that would help them make their temples better and better each time.
The artwork shown in documents 3 and 4 reflect those values and are a reliable record of historical events. Documents 3 and 4 are primary sources because they were made by scribes and artists of that time. Primary sources is helpful in learning information such as a civilization’s traditions or religion. Document 3 depicts Egyptian soldiers in battle during the reign of Pharaohs Ramses III. Document 4 depicts Assyrian soldiers in battle during the reign of King Shalmaneser III.
(Alchin) King Tut's death mask also included an inscription on its back and sides. “The inscription engraved on the shoulders and on the back of the mask is a spell that first appears on masks of the Middle Kingdom, some five hundred years before the time of Tutankhamun. It was later incorporated in the Book of the Dead (Chapter 151 B).” (Bos)
As previously mentioned the name Tutankhamun was unknown to many, besides a select few including: Archaeologist Howard Carter and his patron Lord Canarvon. The search for the forgotten king’s tomb took over ten years to find, showing of how deep the tomb was in the Valley of Kings and how unmemorable the kings was that tomb robbers had not raided the tomb prior to its discovery (Source 2). Even though the tomb was first discovered in 1922, it was not until 1929 that excavation could commence. Source 5 shows of Howard Carter’s diary entries during the discovery of the tomb and all the events surrounding the discovery. The mass reaction of excitement by many seen in the diary shows of how this discovery was unfamiliar to many and a new experience finding not only an intact tomb but also in tact artefacts from the time, thus the start of mass publicity of the name King Tutankhamun began.
Although unrelatable and underappreciated in the eyes of modern history, George Washington shows his greatness through his character. Contemporary culture often neglects to recognise Washington’s greatness. Sadly, he has become a figure so far removed from the ideals and lives of modern Americans, that his name often provokes boredom. Nonetheless, his character proved to be perfect for what America needed during his life. His greatness was largely due to chance.
The sphinx was made in 2520-2494 BC for the pharaoh Khafre, the builder of the second pyramid at giza. The sphinx was built by the father of Khafre, King Khufu, who was also the builder of the Great Pyramid. The egyptian sphinx is much kinder than its greek cousin. The Sphinx’s modern opinions for brutality and trickery spawns not from Egyptian mythology, but Greek.
At the time of the discovery of the tomb, science was not as advanced, so the propagation of the idea that he was murdered lasted a long time. As technology advanced, researchers took another look at the mummy. Molecular Egyptology is ushering in a whole new study of ancient Egypt and the family relationships as well as the afflictions of King Tutankhamun and his
During Hatshepsut’s reign Egypt flourished economically, and through religious architecture. She was labelled an intelligent and competent ruler, but most notably an innovator. She created a stable, prosperous and secure Egypt. The idea that a woman could be Pharaoh was detestable to the people of Egypt.
Slaves aren’t the ones that build the Great Pyramid at Giza. There are some evidences that proves this idea. Zahi Hawass, an Egyptian archeologist, spent decades excavating and analyzing areas around the pyramids. He “....said that discovery and the latest finds last week show that the workers were paid laborers, rather than the slaves of popular imagination...the builders came from poor Egyptian families from the north and the south, and were respected for their work-so much so that those who died during the construction were bestowed the honor of being buried in the tombs near the sacred pyramids of their pharaohs... No way would they have been buried so honorably if they were slaves.”
Review Question #1 The Ancient Egyptian culture dates all the way back to 5500 BCE to the time where there were pharos that ruled the lands. Ancient Egypt is one of the very first recorded civilizations with a very distinct way of life. They have traditions that have been passed down and influenced other cultures around the world. The earliest records of Ancient Mesopotamia culture dates back to around 3100 BCE. Mesopotamia had four different empires that was included in it.
THE GREAT SPHINX OF GIZA The Great Sphinx of Giza is one of many sphinxes built around Giza along with many pyramids and temples. Egyptians built sphinx statues to protect tombs and temples. The Great Sphinx of Giza is carved out of Limestone. The Great Sphinx was built in approximately 2500 BC for the Pharaoh Khafra (the builder of the Second Pyramid at Giza).
The debate that slaves built the Great Pyramids of Giza has persevered for centuries. Thanks to technological advancement, scientists are uncovering more truth and accuracy about the past - specifically, the pyramids. What was once considered fact is now disputed by both scientists and historians. It is commonly taught that slaves built the pyramids under the rule of a malevolent king.