HIEU201Lecture03

HIEU201Lecture03 - HIEU 201 Sept 1st, 2008 Egypt Enigma:...

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HIEU 201 Sept 1 st , 2008 Egypt Enigma: Western, Asian, African Ancient Egypt and the Levant a. The Nile i. Help with transportation, winds of Mediterranean can blow upstream, currents can carry lower (Nile Delta) ii. Stable, no need to change iii. Egyptians wrote humph to the Nile b. Divine Kingship i. Deemed as god by Egyptians ii. The Egyptian Pharaoh represented a sacred monarchy combining religious and political authority symbolized by the funeral monuments of the pyramids. c. Ma’at as fundamental concept – The notion of balance, order, and truth i. Not just judicial ii. E.g. The Nile’s flooding, King’s responsibilities d. The Giza Pyramids of Khufu i. For 4000 years was he tallest structure of the world ii. Not built by slaves, but by volunteers and workers, provided with food iii. Worked on for 3 months per year iv. Khufu was deemed as a good king e. Egyptian Religion i. Creation 1. Babylonians: creation happens with combat when ? slits ?’s body in half, one forming the
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This note was uploaded on 12/11/2009 for the course HIEU 201 taught by Professor Ridenhour during the Spring '08 term at UVA.

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