Jan 26 Exploration pt I (2) - Ancient Egyptian Civilization...

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Ancient Egyptian Civilization NES/Arkeo/JWST 2668 C. Monroe Jan 26 Wed 1. Syllabus stuff 2. Archaeology and history meet in Egypt 3. “The Long Discovery of Ancient Egypt” or A Brief History of Egyptology and Near Eastern archaeology, I
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Tips Tips 1. TAKE NOTES 2. Read patiently and curiously 3. Blackboard @ blackboard.cornell.edu 1. Self-enroll 2. Much of reading in first 5 weeks here 3. Review slides 1. Anything on a slide may be on a quiz 4. Ask questions if you’re lost—visit me or TAs @ office hrs 5. Grades 1. quiz in week 5 appx. 30 minutes, end of class, W, worth 25% 1. format is objective: map identification, T-F, mult choice 2. midterm will take whole class in week 10, worth 35% 1. similar format w/slide-image identification questions 3. final exam will be cumulative, covering whole course but w/more from post-midterm, worth 40% 1. 1 page study sheet on final, so take good notes!
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Schedule, course aims Schedule, course aims Big and bigger questions 1. Sedentism—emergence of farming, village life 2. Monarchy-kingship 1. Power acquisition and maintenance 2. legitimacy 3. Empire 1. Why do states expand and how is it legitimized? 4. Collapse—failure of divine kingship 5. What is civilization? 1. Art, architecture, religion, writing? 2. just power? 3. A big magic act?
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Dynasty 4 Pyramids at Giza Review : Egyptian magic and real achievements as related How powerful are words, images, symbolic action?
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Review: Egyptomania Egyptomania Western fascination with all things Egypt . Obelisks in Rome 1586-89 Terrasson novel, Sethos , 1733 S. Freud, like Herodotus, intensely interested Modern movies, art, publishing… see egyptomania.org for more
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Ancient Near Eastern archaeology Ancient Near Eastern archaeology from colonialism, collecting, text illumination. .. Auguste Mariette (F),
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