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Chapter One What helped Egypt’s success? The Nile o Transportation o Agriculture Abundant resources Trade Written text Religion o After life o Varied beliefs among different classes o Stratified between classes o Emphasis on local worship – temples were only for the elite o Gods were associated with specific locations o Gods were represented in animal/human form Duality – good/bad Stele of Princess Netertiabet, Giza, c. 2500 BCE Tomb art tells about how they view death Food and drink Hieroglyphics – list of possessions, prayers, etc. Royal position Preparing for the continuation of life Limestone raised relief Mummification Important to preserve the body so they have a body in the afterlife Climate also naturally dehydrated the deceased and aided with mummification o Possibly led to further interest in learning how to better the process What are the aims of Egyptian art? Functionality Two concepts that are central to iconography (subject matter) Duality o Harmonious opposition Emphasis on the cyclical o Flooding, sun rise/set, etc.