Egypt Old King - Ancient Egypt: Predynastic and Old Kingdom...

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Ancient Egypt: Predynastic and Old Kingdom
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Egypt Timeline: Predynastic--5500-3100 Early Dynastic--3100-2686 Old Kingdom--2686-2181 First Indeterminate--2181-2055 Middle Kingdom--2055-1650 Second Indeterminate--1650-1550 New Kingdom--1550-1069 Amarna Period--1353-1332 Third Indeterminate 1069-747 Late Period--715-332 Nubian 712-657 Ptolemaic c.323-30 Roman c.30 BCE-395 CE
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Egyptian Historical Patterns Egypt is strongest with power concentrated in a strong pharaoh and a clearly delineated system of responsibility rather than multiple provincial power centers Weak pharaohs lead to periods of chaos The ideal of a single powerful individual in charge never changes even during periods of chaos
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Neolithic and Pre-dynastic Egypt Life in Egypt was based on the Nile’s yearly flood
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Examples of Predynastic pottery
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The Palette of Narmer, First Dynasty, c. 2950-- 2775 BCE , 25” high
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Ceremonial Sandal- bearer for the king
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Cartouche of King Narmer
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Narmer Palette Hieratic perspective Twisted Perspective King with crown of Egypt Conquering enemies
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Parts of the Soul to be considered after death: Body Name Ba Ka (Shadow)
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Body Name
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the Ba and Ka and the body of the deceased
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2011 for the course AHS 195 taught by Professor K.koblik during the Fall '10 term at Diablo Valley College.

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