Mesopotamia Egypt

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Mesopotamia Egypt There were communal burials a tendency toward division of public space and private space. With burials becoming intramural and citizen cemetery’s Found a number of especially large tombs, large built chamber tombs dug in big shafts or pits cut into the earth. Essential buildings underground walls built out of mud brick with domes over them. Buildings incorporated into pits. Death Pits. Filled with bodies NIN-Queen Royal Tombs really unmarked only really know because of words. They showed their power by seals and huge slabs in temple People buried almost sacrificially with royalty. Why? Not very well developed view of afterlife, almost Greek like perhaps. The Nile is very different. Culture is very unique Nile Floods sporadically, unpredictably, violently Pattern of flooding predictable, deposited a thick layer of silt, essentially replenishing
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Unformatted text preview: land annually. Villages would build minor irrigation works to cultivate almost naturally irrigated land. Agriculture was easier. Blocked on the west by Sahara desert. On East blocked by mountains Became united and a unified territorial state. By the third millennium suggest there was a unified territorial state. Was politically unified. For a good 2000-3000 years it remains consistent Formation of city itself does not seem to go along with the state. Built cemeteries in the desert Found many dead people in fetal position Broken bones handled with great care mended properly. Even the poorest laborers given rest time and mending time. Egyptian state does not emerge until about 4 th millennium...
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2008 for the course CLAR 120 taught by Professor Haggis during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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