During Spanish conquest of Peru, conflicts between religion and war started. Before the Spanish started to raze Peru, Pizarro wanted to give Atahualpa a chance to be a brother in Christ with him. Following as an effect, Pizarro sent a Christian Priest to try to convince Atahualpa to accept the Christian religion. The Spanish were piqued by Atahualpa's action of throwing their revered bible to the ground. Some may have different opinions to as what may have really happened one may ask consequently, “Did Atahualpa hold the Bible to his ear?”.
Artifact 1: Brainstorm topics; this artifact is a list composed of ten main terms with two subterms residing to each. Brainstorming is a method that always for the flow of creativity. Therefore, paving the way for new ideas. However, prior to this artifact, I rarely used brainstorming as a method in the composition of my pieces. Throughout my writing career, I based my essay topics around the first thought that would come to mind. However, this artifact presented the notion that, first ideas are not always the best. From my list of terms, I was able to choose an essay topic that I was truly passionate about. The subject that I chose to write on, was not the first idea that came to my mind while brainstorming. It had actually taken seven tries in order for me to find the right one .
My artifact is a necklace and it’s so unique and important to me because it has my name on it. And it’s so beautiful, in the middle there is my name with Arabic letters it’s so old so I don’t wear it any more but it still my favorite on of all. I allow keep it in a small box in my bed room near to me so that nobody will play or touch it. I get it when I was 11 years old from a special people in a special event. It from my family they give it to me as a present when I pass my sixth grad, I was so happy that day and until now every time I look at it I remember how hard I worked to pass that school year. It also my first necklace in my life I keep it until now because I love my family. When I feel upset or depressed I tack it out and keep
Human beings, desire to maintain a connection with the past is achieved through the languages spoken, the various cultures practiced, and sadly through acquiring of cultural property by the means of grave robbing. Native Americans wanted justice for these past mistreatments and control over their history. According to Chip Colwell, campaigning, repatriation of indigenous artifacts began in the 1960s by indigenous activism. Finally, on November 16, 1990, The United States Government passed The Native American Graves Protection and Reparation Act. NAGPRA summarizes that museums must conduct an inventory of all native American cultural artifacts and remains. (Native) In addition, Museums send the inventories to federally recognized tribes, in
The Maya has a rich culture, tradition and life styles such as lifeways through costumes, rituals, diet, handicrafts, language, housing, or other features that would attract tourist. It is estimated that between 35 and 40 percent of tourism today is represented by cultural tourism or heritage tourism. However, in some places such as Roaten Island on Honduras and would use that tourism as an advantage and would create fake Maya artifacts and invent an idealized Maya past for the island.
Diamond refers to the dispute that once societies began to change from hunters and gathers to food producers and farmers that people would begin to build homes to live in that were stable. The regions where food manufacturing took place became denser in population. Societies then began to domesticate animals so they could be used in moving cargo, plowing fields, and doing any substantial work. However, the animals carried germs and bacteria which led to people becoming ill. The weaker individuals died, while the stronger ones persisted. This overall relates to Yali’s question in answering the role that germs
Heye purchased one of the finest existing Mexico (Aztec) sculptures that represented the war and harvest deity, Xipe Totec, in Paris. The basalt carving of the feathered-serpent deity, Quetzalcoatl, also acquired in Paris, bears the scars of colonialism and religious intolerance (Ahmad, NMAI visit notes, 11/08/16). Three significant objects were an Olmec ceremonial axe dating to between 800 and 600 B.C., a Mexican obsidian mirror, and a finely carved Mexican ritual greenstone vessel, both dating from A.D. 1325 to
For this Assignment, I decided to go to the Peabody Museum, because I kind of knew that I wanted to look at artifacts from Central America, but was not sure. Going to a museum where all these artifacts and pieces of art live was very over whelming because I did not know where to go or to even start. I looked around and decided to go to the Central America section, since that was my intention of coming, to look at some artifacts. After looking around the section, I came across the Effigy Mask of Coyolxauhqui. Coyolxauhqui is referred as the Moon goddess according to Aztec mythology. This mask made sense to belong in the Central America Section because the mask is associated with the Aztec civilization. The mask is estimated to originate from the 16th century. The mask is made from Jadeite and Greenstone.
The Templo Mayor, the center of Tenochtitlan possessed many statues depicting deities such as Quetzalcoatl and Tlaloc. These gods controlled the forces of nature which contributed to the growth of their crops because of this the Aztec art contains references to the elements especially the sun (“Beyond Human Sacrifice”, 2002). The Aztecs also created ceremonial daggers made of flint or obsidian known as Tecpatl. In these rituals they would use the dagger to draw blood from a prisoner of war to repay god for giving life. But to figure out the precise date the Aztecs developed a calendar stone that followed a fifty-two year cycle from this they were able to know the days to conduct the sacrificial rituals (“Aztec Calendar Stone”,
The great Aztec Empire, Tenochtitlán was overpowered and taken by Hernán Cortés. When the empire fell, many Aztecs were infected with a disease from Europe, smallpox. It was their first exposure to the disease and they had no immunity. Over a course of months, the culture and civilization of the fallen empire have changed.Numerous people wonder about the Aztecs who have survived and still remain in Tenochtitlán. On a trip to the city, we stopped an Aztec resident on the street to answer a few questions. The resident requested to remain anonymous for safety reasons.
The artifact I chose during the museum tour was the artifact called Parthian Rhyton. The Parthian Rhyton is from Iran from the time 150 BC – AD 225. It is made up of Silver with mercury gliding. This artifact reflects the style of its culture by having the goat in an attack position with the head down lets up this piece reflects power and strength. The piece identifies it as being from a particular civilization and time of the naturalism of the goat, with its carefully detailed horns and swirling coat, is characteristic of such vessels in the subsequent Parthian period (247-224 AD), along with the highlighting of such details the vegetal design at the throat of the vessel with mercury gliding. The visual clues