DISC week 3 -...

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Discussion (week 3) Hist1A: Egyptian Book of the Dead,  Genesis, Exodus 23:41 MIDTERM: compare and contrast specific places/texts but also cross with  GENERAL THEMES. EGYPTIAN BOOK OF THE DEAD Egypt: Death was a journey Do specific things to get access to the afterlife (ritualistic). Prepare for afterlife during life. Happy afterlife; take people from earth with you… to assist you. Social mobility (burial proximity… buried closer to the ruler than you could get  closer… if far removed, you may not even get one) Mesopotamia Life was stint of human mortality, what you accomplished during your life is  mainly it. Not a sense of afterlife beyond grim shadow Living in this world with god’s help No concern of afterlife; Enkidu’s view of underworld was painful/dismal  (Gilgamesh) Spent so much time trying to achieve fame (although still a limited form of 
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2010 for the course HIST1A 221-004-20 taught by Professor Geary during the Fall '10 term at UCLA.

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