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Ancient Egyptian Civilization Ancient Egyptian Civilization Fri Apr 1 “The Greats of Dynasty 12” Queen Tiye, minus makeup, plus wart ? Amenemhet III’s “Labyrinth” Zahi’s back: “I cannot live without antiquities, and antiquities cannot live without me.”
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Dynasty 12 literature Dynasty 12 literature The Shipwrecked Sailor Poetic s: adventure, pessimism, stories w/in stories Drama : will captain kill himself or be punished? Two captains, two shipwrecks; 2 nd must face pharaoh; 1 st did in past Gold, lapis serpent also survived catastrophe, enriched 1 st capt. 2 nd capt: “don’t waste words on condemned man” ???? Tut’s miniature coffin: lots of lapis lazuli and gold Message : humility key to survival with superiors serpent is a family man, plus gold and lapis symbolize divine kingship—the serpent is pharaoh Wisdom has to be perceived to be useful
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Dynasty 12 literature overview Peak in literature, arts, architecture--especially literature Satire of the Trades aka “Be a Scribe!” negatively compares all jobs to that of the scribe Tale of Sinuhe --glorifies Egyptian values and justness of king finest piece of Egyptian lit, copied by schoolboys for centuries moral: there’s no place like home (Egypt) Tale of the Shipwrecked Sailor Story within a story, complex moral, fantastic scenario Hidden meanings? Dispute between a Man and His Ba on value of life Most of the ‘pessimistic literature’ and ‘Instructions of…” genre Growth in prosperity, bureaucracy, and a middle class
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Senusret I and Theban religion Senusret I and Theban religion Manetho, Tale of Sinuhe , and Teaching of Amenemhat I all refer to assassination of AI “White Chapel” of Senusret I at Karnak, in alabaster. Beginning of Amun worship in Thebes and syncretism (belief-fusion) Atum leads SI to Amun (as Min, older fertility god, in ithyphallic state)
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Dynasty 12, Senusret I Dynasty 12, Senusret I 1971-26 1971-26 ‘White Chapel’ or Ipet Sut at Karnak: intimacy w/gods, in deep relief cut into alabaster Ptah likes Senusret I Horus likes Senusret Amun-Min, the ithyphallic creator …
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Senusret I (1971-26 ) ) Buhen established as southern border, near 2 nd cataract amethyst, gold, turquoise, copper, gneiss Nubian colonies mirrored by “Walls of the Ruler” supposedly built in Delta by the “throat-slitter of Asia”
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