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Unformatted text preview: -construction was based on establishing the person’s authority (temple of Ramses II)-the interior became more intricate as time wore on-bodies buried separately-no one has access to the tomb with the sarcophagus You can extract from the architecture of Etruscan tombs that their culture did not distinguish a difference from the world of the living and the world of the dead except for the eternity of life after death. They built their tombs as copies of their own houses and filled it with objects and necessities that would be used in everyday life in the world of the living. The Egyptians, on the other hand, believed that the world of the living was subordinate to the world of the dead in that life after death lasted for an eternity and was one in which the person’s authority on the world of the living was prominent as well. This belief explains the use of durable lasting materials and the reasoning behind their designs for tombs and the traps they placed to prevent grave robbing....
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This note was uploaded on 06/03/2010 for the course ARTH 201 taught by Professor Margaretlaird during the Spring '10 term at University of Washington.
- Spring '10