Egypt 2

Egypt 2 - very hard to quarry and carve. It took about...

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Why did they duplicate so much stuff? Why did the kings have multiple tombs, multiple mortuary  temples?  The king resides everywhere after death…in the temples, in the statues, with Ra in the sun… The loss of an individual as important as the Pharaoh was a great emotional blow to the  people…they didn’t. In Egyptian society, the death of the Pharaoh had an immediate impact on  hundreds of thousands of people. Much of the Pharaoh’s death rituals were about dealing with  this and its effects on society. The process of mummification was to create a permanent state  Middle Egyptian was written in syllabograms, older Egyptian was written in hieroglyphs. Royal statues were carved from hard stones such as diorite or other igneous rock, which was 
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Unformatted text preview: very hard to quarry and carve. It took about 30-40 years to build a pyramid. Most of these funerary complexes were unfinished when the king died. 50-60,000 seasonal workers, 10,000 year round technical/craft spet staff. The Sphinx was carved from the bedrock. The Sphinx is a representation of the Pharaoh Khafre. It also served an apotropaic function (it turned away evil spirits) and served as a gate guardian for the pyramid complex. Egyptian tombs had complex painted wall carvings. These carvings showed the pharaoh/nobleman as much bigger than the other people....
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