Pictographs: a pictorial symbol used as the earliest symbol of writing around 3100BC. Pictographs are the image of the commodity engraved on tablets of clay.
Amon Ra: the god of sun and he is considered the supreme god whose cult dominated the polytheistic Egypt for almost 3000 years.
The Rosetta stone: a stone tablet found in Rosetta, with hieroglyphics translated into Greek and demotic script. In 1822 Jean Francois Champollion announced the reading of hieroglyphics.
Auguste Mariette: help start what is now the Cairo museum, and later Gaston Maspero.
Howard Carter: discovered the tomb of tutankhamun .
Pharaoh Amenhotep 4: (Akhenaten) : came to the throne in 1370 BC to reign as co-regent with his father Amenhotep 3. He attempted a religious revolution in which faith was focused on one god- Aten(the solar disk). He wrote THE GREAT HYMN TO ATEN.
Culture: a collective practice of belief by a specific people at a specific time, in a specific place.
“GIVER OF BREATH”: (GOD) : INTERFERES in every moment of our life. Sole God , one God beside whom there is none- start of monotheism.
EPIC: it is very long narrative poem. It is heroic battles and mixture of history and fantasy, facts with myth and legend. There are 2 types of epic: oral epic (Gilgamesh) and the written epic.
Epic Hero: he has a historical existence and then myth turns him into part god/part human. He has supernatural qualities and deeds.
“lust for power”: desire of not to die, search for immortality to keep in power. In addition, fear of death is a desired and search for immortality.
“let the women’s power over power the man”: women are the gateway to civilization, education, making of better humans. Humanization of a man is through a women’s body.
“set at her feet”: possession by the women, obedience, submission to the woman. Taming, domesticating like a dog. He possesses her physically, she possesses him psychologically.
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