lecture 31 - Lecture Notes: 10-31-06 Egypt Narmer...

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Lecture Notes: 10-31-06 Egypt Narmer Heirakonopolis Burial chamber of Narmer Cartouche: sealing of Narmer Dynasty 0- place of expansionism and origin of writing Obsession of death, graves, burials Predynastic Period: contemporaneous with Uruk Gerzean Period, ca 3500 BC Pottery already containing glyphs All pictographs different Glyphs and territorial meaning The Narmer Pallete- a narrative of the conquest of Egypt Egyptian writing + Homophonic structure Egypt- begins as conquest empire and seldom falls apart into city-states (only 3 times, first of which is 2100 BC) Not like Mesopotamian states Predynastic tags with glyps from Abydos, ca 3400 BC Narmer means scorpion: red crown with crown means Pharoah’s crown There is no real evidence for Mesopotamian/Egyptian connections So little knowledge of the other texts However, just because we don’t have archaeological evidence does not mean that it is not true Tradition of Pharoah statuary begins in Archaic dynasties; ca 300 BC – 2800 BC
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course SOC-ANAL 50 taught by Professor Lamberg-karlovsky during the Fall '06 term at Harvard.

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