The inner coffin of Meret-it-es originates from middle Egypt in the year 350 B.C. It is located with the rest of its collection at the Nelson- Atkins Museum of Art. The inner coffin is meant to be placed inside the actual coffin. The inner coffin is seven feet high and is the first thing that will catch the viewer’s eyes when they walk into the exhibit.
The Scandinavian Vikings were a group of people who lived on the Scandinavian Peninsula which encompasses modern day Sweden, Norway, and Denmark. The Vikings were known for their strength and brutality in combat, and they were feared by civilizations and kingdoms all across Europe. These strangers from the north were often looked upon as savages and were thought of as the embodiment of Dark Age barbarism. While it may be true that the Norsemen were quite brutal in combat; it would be a mistake to think of them as mindless animals who commit to nothing but destruction (Stock Page1).
Violent ‘problem solving’ was a prominent aspect of ancient Nordic culture. According to Dori Starnes, the Viking Era was marked by warfare. Viking thanes would rule from mead halls which doubled as defensive fortresses. Certain other cultural aspects inform us that these people lived in a warrior based society. For instance, success in
The soldiers carried military gear symbolic to the fear they carry with them in battle. Ted Lavender carried extra ammunition due to fear. The personal items the sol-diers carried are also precious and symbolic. Carrying their desires, homesickness, and love. Henry Dobbins carried his girlfriend’s pantyhose for comfort.
Through their journey we realize that no matter how prepared a soldier is, death is something that cannot be prepared, it is inevitable. Despite the needs of what a soldier has to carry in order to survive, the personal items that they had along the
Part A: The theme of “The Premature Burial” is fear can overcome us if we do not face our fears. This theme is evident in the last sentence of the story, “Alas! the grim legion of deathly terrors cannot be regarded as altogether fanciful—but, they must sleep, or they will devour us—they must be suffered to slumber, or we perish.” Although this states the theme, the theme is present throughout the story in the plot, setting, character, and conflict. The main character is a man who suffers from a disease that leaves him close to death.
The Vikings were a group of Germanic sea dwellers who traded with and raided towns all across Europe out of their Scandinavian homeland. During the late 8th to 11th centuries they ruled all of Europe through their barbaric ways. Even other cultures outside of Europe saw the barbaric ways in which the Vikings acted towards the villages that they encountered. One such case of this was a Muslim Chronicler, Ibn Fadlan, recounting of the Vikings as “[T]he filthiest of God’s creatures.” While they were very savage in their actions, this very trait gave them the ability to be able to roam through and ravage an entire town fully unopposed and within a very miniscule timeframe.
Evidence Source: On great travels in the military men would be willing to stay abroad to serve Frankish or Byzantine rulers as mercenaries, to help the Viking kingdom. They would sneak on pretend to be another man and slowly get to higher ranks to kill the high leading government leaders. They thereby became a factor in European politics. The Vikings were frequently employed by European princes to take down another; this of course led to Vikings in the same side killing each
One of the more obvious things they carry, are physical objects. From pantyhose to pictures, all the way to M16’s, the things the men carry, in this book, vary greatly. When it came to actual military equipment, they had a great deal of
A Viking can see if another Viking is wealthy by what type of weapons they use. A wooden axe is a common weapon amongst Thralls; they might possibly have a shield as well. Spears were also seen and used regularly by people of lower wealth, as they weren’t very hard to make. If a Viking wants to get a weapon that is cheap and easy to make but they are wealthy, they can get their weapon decorated for a higher price. A sword is only available to a Viking who is extremely wealthy or higher up in the social structure such as Jarl.
Creon has a rational, important reason to deny Polyneices a burial and to punish Antigone for her actions: doing only what is best for Thebes. As King, he announces to the populace of Thebes that he plans to “follow the course that he knows is best for the State” (1.197). By giving a speech to garner the trust and respect of his citizens, and making the promise to do what is “best for the state”, Creon demonstrates his commitment to governing wholeheartedly. His directive on the burial of Polyneices directly reflects Creon’s ethics of putting the cohesion of the city before anything else. He wants social order and stability, so Antigone breaking a direct order from the throne makes Creon seem fallible. Creon is obsessed with his reputation,
It lists a variety of things that the soldier brought on their mission. For example, some of the things were intangible, such as sickness, guilt, and the atmosphere. Other soldiers were carrying physical objects, including P-38 can openers, pocket knives, heat tabs, wrist-watches, dog tags and etc. as listed in (O 'Brien). Throughout the plot of the story O 'Brien seem to focus on the things that were not important versus the things that 's were, and at the end, he was faced with a big consequence.