egypt essay - Ancient Egypt What makes a culture unique?...

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Ancient Egypt What makes a culture unique?  Each culture has its own set of shared values,  conventions, and social practices.  There are different ways to learn about a culture, for  example, reading their literature, or visiting the region itself.  For ancient cultures, however, we  only have pieces remaining that fit together like a puzzle.  The Egyptian exhibit at the University  of Memphis Museum gives an insight into the ancient Egyptian life over a large period of time.  They included many different periods including the Predynastic Period, Archaic Period, Old  Kingdom and Intermediate period.  The Egyptian civilization revolved around the Nile River  which not only provided the Egyptians with drinking water, but also brought life to the valley with  its rich and fertile banks.  The Egyptians greatly valued family life, style and fashion, and most  importantly religion and the after life. The roles of the genders were very “typical”.   The main occupation for men in Egypt at  the time was farming.  Other occupations included artisans, craftsmen, and merchants.  The  women typically took care of the children and the other household chores.  Their duties also  included taking care of the garden and the everyday decisions.  The women were treated as 
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course UNHP 1101 taught by Professor Auguiste during the Fall '07 term at U. Memphis.

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