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HSB 115 lecture 5 notes

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Date Created: 09/27/16
HSB 115 Lecture 5 Egypt Egypt • 3 major periods 1. Old Kingdom - 500 years 2. Middle kingdom - 350 years 3. New Kingdom - 500 years • Egyptians were polytheistic • they believed in mummification • did mummification so the soul would come back to the body • glory age was when hieroglyphics appeared but they weren't used until the middle age • this was because the Pharaohs word was law there was no need to write • “Book of the Dead” was a prayer for after death • Rosetta stone- a stone with hieroglyphics and greek on it • the rosetta stone was important because it was translated into greek so we could understand hieroglyphics • pyramids- tombs for royalty • peasants and slaves built pyramids because it was expected of them MA’AT- means peace harmony and truth • A rchitecture and Technology • architecture and technology shaped Egypt socially and politically • started building walls of 40 ft to keep out flood waters • this was built by Medes • in 27bc they tried building a stone wall to keep water out it failed • water canals were like highways to them • they were used to transport everything • Djoser was the first pharaoh god • his tomb was built from stone instead of mud bricks • Imhotep created the first step pyramid Phoenicians • current Lebanon • had independent city- states • sailors took over the mediterranean • they had merchants • trade was very important • used the north star for ship navigation • the Phoenicians are best known for our present day alphabet • their alphabet has 22 letters ours has 26 • other people adapted to this alphabet • greek and hebrew alphabet developed from the Phoenician’s Philistines • modern day Israel • city- states 1. Askelon 2. Gaza 3. Ashdod • hated hebrews • fought for land and territory with hebrews they weren't about art or culture at all • • narrow minded only cared about agriculture and trade • • didn't like hebrews because they had religion and a holy sanctuary Hebrews Saul-David-Solomon Saul is the leader • • he dies trying to defeat the philistines Davis the new leader defeats the philistines and takes Jerusalem • • Egypt fails and hebrews expand David dies his son Solomon takes the thrown • • Solomon - wisdom - built a holy temple - had the Ark of the covenant (a religious text) - he taxed his people while they built a temple - he over worked and oppressed his people - wanted to build the temple for remembrance of Saul, David and Solomon - wanted access to gold and copper so he sold his people • Yahweh- God in hebrew • hebrew people believed in one god but did not put down other religions • they believe in one god because one god saved them from Egypt and moses spoke to god


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