Throughout the history of human civilizations, numerous cultures have been formed, which have been influenced by the society and the surrounding environments. Due to the fact that no two humans are the same, many cultures that have evolved throughout the world are somewhat different from one another, even if the people from these different cultures lived in similar environments. An example of this can be the differences in certain traditions and cultures in the Gulf countries. Though there are a lot of similarities between the cultures of these Gulf countries, the individual differences in certain cultures and traditions are attributed to the individual human differences that define us, and thus our culture and society. Though the Egyptian
The Stele Naram is a six foot and seven inches tall carving which is pink in color. This carving is made on a rose limestone which depicts a king leading in war followed closely by a number of soldiers. With their swords and who are following each other. Number of soldiers are also seen falling down the carving which has the shape of a mountain (Perez 52). Naram is in a helmet that has horns and together with his troops he is looking up to the skies. His soldiers also trump on the fallen soldiers. Together the monument also shows Naram and his soldiers looking at the sun too.
Known as one of the earliest civilizations, Mesopotamia and Egypt both share set amounts of similarities along with a share of striking distinctions. Environmentally, these two civilizations were formed in similar surroundings, yet their weather patterns show distinctions. Politically, both governments derived from a monarch, yet their laws and punishments distinguished the two’s court systems. Economically, they both shared prosperous success in similar manners. Socially, although the two lands followed a hierarchy, the value of women contrasted. Culturally, they both believed in a higher order of creation; however, their views of them were polar opposites. Intellectually, these two societies developed skilled abilities and creations that
The dimensions of the sculpture are not known from the research as the Saudi government has the polytheistic sculptures and work censored. Saudi Arabia only lends the sculptures to the Non-Muslim country museum with strict censorship deal with the loaned country. Most of the polytheistic sculptures were destroyed in Muhammad’s time when Islam started to grow. The relief is stone carved with written language which might say “Blessings to the tribe”. The line structures are both thick and thin.The contours are flat with rounded faces and triangular noses. The texture would have been smooth and detailed. There is no color in the sculpture; it would be left as natural white color of the limestone. This sculpture would have become
This work of art is from the Greek, Hellenistic period, c. 270- 250 B.C.E. This fifteen inch marble bust corresponds to a member of the Ptolemaic dynasty according to the typical facial features of the ruling family at that time. The Ptolemaic dynasty occurred when there was a succession of Macedonian Greeks over Egypt from the death of Alexander the Great in 323 B.C. until the annexation of Egypt by Rome and the suicide of Cleopatra VII in 30 B.C. Therefore, this head was most likely created to symbolize a Ptolemaic Queen. Its subject matter, the themes or ideas in a work of art distinct from its form, is not evident
The people groups in ancient Egyptian were very different than our societies social groups today. Ancient Egyptians were grouped in a hierarchical system with the Pharaoh at the top and farmers and slaves at the bottom. The groups of people nearest to the top of society were the richest and most powerful. The Pharaoh was believed to be a god on earth and had the most power. He was responsible for making laws and keeping order. Ensuring that Egypt was not attacked or invaded by enemies and for keeping the gods happy so that the Nile flooded and there was a good harvest. The Vizier was the Pharaoh's chief advisor
In comparing Ancient Egypt and modern day Americas, I found a few similarities and differences in their every day lifestyles. Things like religion, government, social class, writing, and their job specializations. It was surprising to me to find out that the ancient Egyptians way of leaving was somewhat like ours. Of course there are heavier differences, but still they were very modern for their times. Also I am in strong belief that we learned many things that are in our culture today from Ancient Egypt.
Religion was not a monolithic institution, it consisted of a large variety of different beliefs and practices, all of which were linked by the common focus on the interaction between the Egyptian people and the divine realm, as the gods of this realm linked the Egyptian understanding of the world. As the Ancient Egyptian Religion was an integral part of ancient Egyptian society. Polytheism the belief of multiple deities usually assembled into a pantheon of gods and goddesses along with their own mythologies and rituals was an essential aspect of ancient Egyptian religion. As the Ancient Egyptian religion included a large and diverse pantheon of gods and goddesses, and around these deities arose a rich mythology that helped explain the
I was born in America, but grew up with both the American and Egyptian cultures. This had a great impact on my life. People ask me about my culture all the time and this has triggered my interest in other cultures. It taught me to be tolerant and understanding toward other cultures and beliefs. This has helped me on many occasions to work successfully with others as well as become empathetic. Over the past couple of years I have traveled to Egypt and Sint Maarten. Traveling to different countries helped expand my experiences and knowledge of the diverse ways people think and live their lives. I have done volunteer work in many parts of the healthcare field. Every time I did any kind of health-related work I learned something new. The most meaningful
There are many civilizations in history that contributed to the rise of modern day society. All of the things that we see today have been in some way shape or form improved upon to stand the test of time. From the structures of buildings, religion and pyramids, to the influence of art, it all played a part. The ancient civilization of the Egyptians was one of the most significant and well known cultures to ever have existed and technology wise, they were light years ahead.
When comparing cultures it would be difficult to find two that are more diverse than the Mesopotamian and Egyptian cultures. The Mesopotamian culture was filled with tension and instability while the Egyptian people maintained a stable and somewhat more content way of life. In examining these two cultures one can surmise that these differences are mainly due to the political, economic, social, religious, and geographic differences between Egypt and Mesopotamia. These factors added to the overall mentality of the people. These mentalities affected the stability of each culture, whether for the better or worse.
Egypt and Mesopotamia developed different and similar political and religious civilizations. Mesopotamian civilizations such as the Sumerians, the Akkadian kingdom, the Assyrian empire and the Babylonian city-state, were all too dependent on the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. Egypt’s natural isolation and material self-sufficiency fostered a unique culture that for long periods had relatively little to do with other civilizations. Ancient Egypt was an ancient civilization of eastern North Africa, concentrated along the lower reaches of the Nile River in what is now the modern country of Egypt.
The whole world changed in 3500 BCE when the first civilizations emerged in river valleys. Egypt and Mesopotamia were one of the very first two that came about and they were highly successful and impacted the future tremendously. These two civilizations were located many miles apart yet somehow found a way to be so similar but so different. An illustration of this is how differently they thought of their Gods, Egypt worshipped them while Mesopotamia feared them but they were similar in a way that they were both polytheistic and believed in animism. Another example is how they ran their governments, Egypt had a strong united front while Mesopotamia had separate
What similarities and differences did Egypt and Mesopotamia have and why was Egypt more politically unified than its neighbor, Mesopotamia? I think in order to answer these questions it is important to look at how both societies lived. Egypt and Mesopotamia were two civilizations existing during the time period of 2000-1200 BCE.(text, 97) These civilizations were shaped by their environment, involved with trade, and faced changes in government after the 100 year drought; however, they differed in that Egypt was shaped by the Nile, traded goods for goods and changed their outlook on the pharaoh who was ruler of all; whereas, Mesopotamia was shaped by the Tigris and Euphrates, traded money for goods, and had a ruler over rulers. The
Within the society of ancient Egypt, having a good Pharaoh was considered to be absolutely vital for the functioning of the country; and it was for this reason that Egypt had been ruled by these supposedly half gods half humans for over three thousand years. The position of the Pharaoh was auspiciously passed down through the royal family and traditionally to the eldest son when his father died. Hatshepsut was a significant individual who thwarted this convention by depicting herself as a male so that after her husband/brother Thutmosis II died suddenly she could become Pharaoh instead of the rightful successor, who was Thutmosis III. Because of the male-governed society of which she had lived in, Hatshepsut had to indeed subvert the