8_Egypt_moodle_questions - EGYPT: ASSIGNMENTS We have no...

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EGYPT: ASSIGNMENTS We have no record of just what the music of ancient Egypt sounded like (we DO have a lot of information about the instruments they played, and how they danced). But many believe that the sound of the ancient religious music of Egypt was kept in the music of the Copts. 1. Research question: Who were the Copts? Why might they have preserved the music of the ancient Egyptian religion? Note especially the music of Christian Ethiopia in class, and available on the internet. 2. The Mysterious Muu Dancers Click on the following link: http://www.egyptology.com/reeder/muu/ Read the article, then answer the following questions: a. According to the author, who or what were the “muu dancers”? Briefly, what was their job? b. Scroll to the last 9 paragraphs of the article (from under the image of the boatmen crossing the river, with a crocodile lurking beneath, to the footnotes at the end). What is the characteristic hand gesture the muu make? Why do they seem to be
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This note was uploaded on 05/18/2011 for the course HUMANITIES 151 taught by Professor Nicassio during the Spring '08 term at University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

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