The Riddle of the Rosetta Stone In James Cross Giblin 's Riddle of the Rosetta Stone, he narrates the journey that many scholars take to translate Egyptian Hieroglyphs, and Greek carvings on a stone that led to understanding the life and culture of ancient Egyptians. As Giblin introduces readers to various scholars and their attempts to decipher the Rosetta Stone, he highlights their confusions, failures, and ultimate success. In 1799 Napoleon 's soldiers had found the Stone. The stone was filled with birds, animals, and geometric shapes.
It is well known that ancient Egypt had an obsession with the afterlife, and apparently, their art was not intended to be seen by the living, but for only those who had passed on into eternity. The statue of King Menkaure and Queen had been found in January of 1910, and when uncovered, was found to be in pristine condition. The statue represented the idealistic masculine and feminine traits of men and women, which King Menkaure and his wife most likely exhibited in their lifetime. The statue had been carved using greywacke, which is a type of sand stone prized for its hardness and dark color.
1.The name for the Egyptian art piece is named Menkaure and a Queen and is measured at 4 feet 8 inches high and located at Museum of Fine Arts,Boston. Its medium is Greywacke previously supplemented with some red/black paint. http://arthistoryresources.net/menkaure/menkauredescription.html The title of the Grecian art piece is Metropolitan Kouros and is measured at 6 ft. high and located Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Stonehenge is the world’s most famous prehistoric monument, it is classified as a “World Heritage Site”. Stonehenge is located on the Salisbury Plains near Wiltshire, England. It stands in the center of many other less known monuments dating back as far as 10,000 BCE. It is estimated that Stonehenge was built in three different phases spanning roughly 1500 years, with the earliest phase being around 3000 BC. Since this was before written, documentation of
The great pyramid of giza is a great artifact because it was built with many stone bricks. It was used for a couple bariuls of kings and phorohs. You used to be able to go in it but now you can’t. Keep reading to find out more interesting facts about The Great Pyramid of Giza.
It very a very important structure to all Egyptians. It is believed that the pyramid was originally built for the tomb of Fourth Dynasty Egyptian pharaoh Khufu, but it was used for other things (Ancient History). Ancient Egyptians also would go to the pyramids to worship their gods and make sacrifices (Aztec History). When The Great Pyramid of Giza was constructed, it was built to also enclose the tombs and the belongings of the dead. By examining the ancient artifacts historians have been able to see what the Egyptians found important and necessary to have with them in the afterlife.
Undara Lava Tubes Introduction Considered some of the largest and longest lava tubes on the planet. The Undara lava tubes is located in Undara Volcanic National Park in North Queensland. There is some of the most amazing spectacular underground caves. The coordinates of this amazing natural environment is, latitude: -18.25 and longitude 144.75. Main Geological Features A unique feature in Undara is called the wall.
The relief demonstrates a trading expedition to the far land of punt. The voyage was made in Hatshepsut’s 9th year of her reign and took five ships filled to the brim with tradable goods such as wine, beer barley, cloth, daggers, axes, swords and etc. This was Hatshepsut’s most recognisable expedition that have been clearly depicted on many temples (karnake) in order to demonstrate to the people her success that can be seen doing Amuns will and being profitable to Egypt. Most of these reliefs seem one sided by the Egyptians seem to be the only ones with tradable goods while the natives are in conical house. This could suggest possible propaganda to broadly demonstrates Egypt’s prosperity due to Hatshepsut.
While walking through the doors into ancient history artifacts, my eyes immediately saw the giant rock of the Code of Hammurabi. Being able to stand next to the Code of Hammurabi made me feel like I was four feet tall. It was one thing listening to Professor Maniates talk about the Code of Hammurabi in class but once I stood right in front or the enormous rock my mind went crazy. I could not imagine how long that must have taken the Mesopotamian people to make.
The Cherokee people used plants for medicinal use. In fact, some plants had more than one use. Take the Qua lo ga, or common Sumac, for example. This plant can be made into a tea that helps to reduce fevers, or can be a decoction, which is the liquor resulting from concentrating the essence of a substance by heating or boiling. Common Sumac decoction can be gargled for sore throats and diarrhea. Qua lo ga also has other uses; such as the fresh bruised leaves and ripe berries poultice can soothe poison ivy and you can also drink qua lo ga for vitamin C. Another plant is the tobacco- like one, mullein. Mullein tea can be used as a mild sedative and its decoction can be used to soak swollen feet and relieve swelling in joints. Other uses include inhaling the smoke from root to soothe asthma attacks and chest congestion.
Native American Research: Chief Pontiac Intro Chief Pontiac is a Native American that is important to the United States’ history. He was a part of the Ottawa tribe and led the American Indians to a revolution also known as the Pontiac War or Pontiac’s Rebellion, which was against the British when they first came to America. He wasn’t afraid to die for his rights. He believed that they all had rights to live in America and to live how they wanted to live. I chose him for my Native American Research because he was a courageous Native American hero.
Rose was a hardworking, obedient, and caring person as she helped support her family when her father lost all his money in the journey of mining. She would make lace and she would help with the family gardened. She decided to take on the role model of St. Catherine of Siena and she knew that her calling was to help the Indians and to be able to evangelize them. She had a charitable quality and wanted that to one of her focuses on life. Her family encouraged Rose to get married, but she already vowed her life to God at the age of five.
Annual Lespedeza Annual lespedeza has been an important crop in the Ozarks for many years. Two different annual lespedeza varieties are grown in the Ozarks, common lespedeza and Korean lespedeza. At one point, over six million acres in Missouri were planted in lespedeza (Roberts, 2000). Although it is not as popular as it once was, lespedeza is still used for hay, pasture, and erosion control.