Jan 28 Exploration II - Ancient Egyptian Civilization...

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Ancient Egyptian Civilization Ancient Egyptian Civilization Jan 28 Friday “The Long Discovery of Ancient Egypt, II”
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Three phases: Three phases: 1. Exploration, including travel (5 th c. BCE-17 th c. CE) 2. Collecting (17 th -19 th c. CE) 1. Private: antiquarianism or amateur archaeology 2. Public: museum collections 3. Archaeology/Egyptology (scientific, 19 th c. - present) Or two: 1. Before Napoleon’s expedition, 1798 2. After Napoleon
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Near East explorers, Near East explorers, 5 5 th th c. BC – 17 c. BC – 17 th th c. c. 5 th c. BC Herodotus , Greek historian cites geographic work of earlier Hekataios of Miletos 3 rd c. AD Eusebius, bishop of Caesarea, Onomasticon, list of place-names 4th c. AD, pilgrimmage of Queen Helena, mother of emperor Constantine 7th c. ff. Arab explorers and Ptolemy’s geography (2 nd c. AD)
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Arab geographers, 7 Arab geographers, 7 th th c. ff. c. ff. 12 th c. map by Al-Idrisi Later map on left Building onto forgotten scientific works of Greeks, such as Strabo and Ptolemy
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Near East explorers, 5 5 th th c. BC – 17 c. BC – 17 th th c. c. 5 th c. BC Herodotus , Greek historian cites geographic work of earlier Hekataios of Miletos 3 rd c. AD Eusebius, bishop of Caesarea, Onomasticon, list of place-names 4th c. AD, pilgrimmage of Queen Helena, mother of emperor Constantine 7th c. ff. Arab explorers and Ptolemy’s geography (2 nd c. AD) 9 th c. Caliph al-Mamun penetrates the pyramids for the treasure or the hidden knowledge? vinegar and battering ram—hole still used for tourists
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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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