Egyptian Culture Compare And Contrast Essay

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The Oriental Institute’s vast collection of items is extremely impressive, and makes it hard to choose only four objects that are interesting and connect in their own way. Though one topic appeared again and again throughout the institute’s pieces. No matter where in the world or what time each empire had beliefs in something more, they believed in the gods. Each of the following pieces connects to this belief in some way, to show the similarities and differences of each cultures religious beliefs.
“Reviving the Deceased” from approximately 1291-1212 BCE found in Luxor, Egypt. Museum number: 1920.264 This stela is made out of a sandstone pigment at was made in the time of Seti I or Ramses II reign. The stela stands at two feet and nine inches high, three feet and eight inches long, and four inches thick.
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This scroll, much like the stela stressed the importance of process of death in Egyptian culture. Both display Anubis holding or guiding them to the process of moving to the afterlife. Although “The Last Judgment of Hunefer” does display more gods including: Maat, Isis, Nephthys, and Osiris, who is the god of the underworld. Also both contain an appearance of the ankh throughout. Both of these pieces show the connection each of the deceased had with the gods and how strong their faith was in…show more content…
This is much like the fresco fragment found in the tomb of Nebamun. The fragment depicts Nebamun hunting on the Nile with his wife and daughter. Also both contain hieroglyphic writing telling their story. Another fresco from Nebamun’s tomb shows his funerary banquet This shows the celebration of his life by his family, similar to the idea behind Nebaa’s stela, which his son had made in honor of
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