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This chapter helps students review the concepts in an ancient Egyptian art and writing unit of a standard ancient Egyptian history course. Topics covered include:
- Ancient Egyptian writings
- Ancient Egyptian art history and style
- Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs
- Ancient Egyptian papyrus paintings
1. Ancient Egyptian Art: History and Style
This lesson provides a brief look at the exquisite art of the Ancient Egyptians. Egyptian art contains images of people and deities that represent the culture in which they lived.
2. The Great Sphinx in Egypt: Definition, Facts & History
Explore the history and meaning of one of the greatest wonders of the ancient world, the sphinx, and test your understanding about ancient Egypt, the Pharaohs, and Egyptian mythology.
3. Ancient Egyptian Papyrus: Paintings & Scrolls
In this lesson we explore ancient Egyptian papyrus. One of the oldest writing mediums ever used, papyrus was highly prized in ancient Egyptian culture and its manufacture a closely guarded state secret.
4. The Invention of Writing
Writing, the original IT: This lecture covers the limitations and obstacles of aural transmission. It describes the invention of Cuneiform in the fertile crescent. Finally, it explains how writing enabled literate societies to dominate their pre-literate neighbors.
5. Egyptian Hieroglyphs: Definition, Meaning & Symbols
The Egyptian language, written in hieroglyphs, is fascinating. In this lesson we'll learn about the history and evolution of the language, about the writing system and how it works, and when and how the language was deciphered.
6. Ancient Egyptian Writings
All societies have storytellers, and the Ancient Egyptians were no exception. In this lesson, discover the Prophecies of Neferti and the Story of Sinuhe and see how they were developed to build on Egyptian literature.
7. Egyptian Cartouche: Definition, Symbols & Pharaohs
A cartouche is an important symbol in Ancient Egypt. Find out more about the definition, purpose and historical impact of the Egyptian cartouche in this lesson.
8. Egyptian Uraeus: Definition, Symbol & Meaning
You need to know many important symbols in order to understand Egyptian civilization. One of the most ubiquitous is the uraeus. In this lesson, we'll check out this symbol and see what it meant to ancient Egyptians.
9. Crook & Flail in Ancient Egypt: Definition & Symbolism
The crook and flail were the most prevalent symbols of royalty in Ancient Egypt. In this lesson, you will learn what each symbol stood for and how it represented a pharaoh's power and duty.
10. The Maxims of Ptah-Hotep: Book & Instructions
Like book classics? Here's an ancient one: 'The Maxims of Ptah-Hotep', one of the first Egyptian books. We'll explore who Ptah-Hotep was, the content of his book and its subsequent influence.
11. The Egyptian Book of the Dead: Summary, Spell 125 & Quotes
In this lesson, we'll examine the Egyptian Book of the Dead, a complete series of formulas and spells that the Egyptians considered essential for the afterlife. We'll see in detail the section known as Spell 125.
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