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Unformatted text preview: temple; like stele of the vultures o Object itself is a prestige good made of prestige goods for public display; becomes in itself an offering to a divinity -What is purpose of these tombs? What does this art tell us? o Long distance exchange (much more than even in Uruk period) Ancient Egypt-Desert: red land; alluvium: black land -Egypt became a territorial state very early, as early as 3000 BC; earliest completely urbanized territorial state to develop in the Mediterranean (or world, for that matter) very peculiar because seems to develop all of a sudden out of nowhere-Political unification that doesnt take the form of the local/city-states, but rather takes the form (as early as beginning of pre-dynastic phase) of territorial state...
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- Spring '08