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Egypt : Nile – (fertile soil very close, causes tighter compaction of people), (geographical isolation + unification) 3100 BC – Unification; first King / Pharaoh Narmer / Menes; Early Dynastic Period 2686 to 2181 BC – Old Kingdom; Memphis – capital, (idea that the pharaoh is a god, given power by the gods, brings fertility to the land) – clearly stratified society, (living pharaohs associated with god Horus, dead pharaohs associated with Osiris – buried with elaborate ceremonies – symbolized power + authority), Mastava – flat, low, mud brick structure – tomb, 2686 BC – King Djoser; architect Imhotep – (first historically identifiable architect), stepped pyramid, Ca. 2600 – Pyramids at Giza (e.g., Pyramid of Cheops) – built during Old Kingdom period 2181 to 2040 – First Intermediate period Characteristic of Egypt : Unity Pharaonic government – god / king Permanence – as evidenced in: grand structures, arts Polytheistic religion: Horus, Osiris, Isis, Re
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