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Unformatted text preview: -Not defeated until Alexander the Great-Continuity in Egypt-Didnt exist in Mesopotamia -Nile=lifeline-Culture shaped by geography-Provide food water shelter nutrients travel and trade-Barren desert serves as buffer zone-Egypts history divided into 3 major segments o Old kingdom, middle, and new kingdom-art and culture remained unchanged for thousands of years-upper and lower used to be rivals -begin recording history with unification-Narmer unifies-Palette of King Narmar - Predynastic, Egypt, c. 3000BC. o Upper Egypt o Slate o Ceremonial (mixing kohl) o Black cosmetic applied around eyes o Shield sun? dramatic effect? o Scenes on both sides o Namer wears white crown of upper Egypt o Wears read crown of lower Egypt o Serves as historical record and figural representation o Composite view o Hathor heads on top (cow with womans face) o Goddess of heavens and pharaoh protector o Namers name between heads...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ARH 2059 taught by Professor Margaretzaho during the Spring '07 term at University of Central Florida.
- Spring '07