Jan 24 first day (1) - Ancient Egyptian Civilization...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style Ancient Egyptian Civilization NES/Arkeo/JWST 2668 Prof. C. Monroe Today and this week: “the Secret, Hidden Power of Ancient Egypt” history and archaeology, text and artifact—how the past is reconstructed course overview and the syllabus (on Blackboard, pls self- enroll)
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Click to edit Master subtitle style Why are we so interested? Magic as a hidden, effective power Egyptians thought so; should we? Much of Egyptian magic aimed at preserving life
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Click to edit Master subtitle style Egyptian art Ramesses II and Nefertiti: a few New Kingdom notables
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Click to edit Master subtitle style Egyptian architecture Hatshepsut’s funerary temple, ca. 1500 BCE
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Click to edit Master subtitle style Egyptian literature, philosophy even ? Instruction of Ptah-hotep , Dyn. 5 or 6 Don’t be proud of your knowledge, Consult the ignorant and the wise; The limits of art are not reached, No artist's skills are perfect; Good speech is more hidden than greenstone [copper ore], Yet may be found among maids at the grindstones. Models of daily Egyptian life, grinding grain into flour
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Click to edit Master subtitle style engineering Old Kingdom river boat New Kingdom ship
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This note was uploaded on 01/28/2011 for the course NES 2668 taught by Professor Monroe, c during the Spring '09 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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