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Four colossal statues of Ramesses II flank the entrance of his temple Abu Simbel. In their daily lives, they took up no other work except being soldiers everything they did was geared towards warfare, even the music they listened too. This was very rare and only happened if the daughter married into a wealthy family; other than that, the mother would be forced into living as a beggar. When laws were written down, everyone knew where they stood. Seti (mer-en-ptah) was this king's birth name, meaning "He of the god Seti, Beloved of Ptah".

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Acute observation also produced unusual subjects such as men wrestling or boys playing games, shown in sequence like a series of stills from a moving film. Others are painted with outstanding skill. Part of a marsh scene in a tomb at Beni Hasan, c.1,800 BCE, shows a group of birds in an acacia tree. The frond-like leaves of the tree are delicately painted, and the birds, three shrikes, a hoopoe, and a redstart, are easily identifiable History of Ancient Egypt, Vol. 1 of 2 (Classic Reprint). Nor is there any known way of identifying slaves in the reliefs and tomb paintings of ancient. It was once commonly thought that major construction projects were undertaken by large gangs of slaves. It is now thought that labor at major projects was more likely peasants who had a labor obligation after the planying or harvest seasons For His Ka: Essays Offered in Memory of Klaus Baer (African Historical Sources). Hence the legal system tended to reinforce the power of the upper classes, while discouraging ordinary people from having recourse to it The Funerary Art of Ancient Egypt: A Bridge to the Realm of the Hereafter. A noted Egyptologist writes, "The business of the Egyptian state in the late Bronze age was conducted by paper-work of a volume and complexity that it would be hard to match until recent times." It was this class that ruled Egypt in the name of Pharaoh and conducted affairs of state and was responsible for organizing Egyptian civilization. It was when the authority of Pharaoh and this class weakened that Egypt declined into chaos and, anarchy, and civil war and was vulnerable to foreign invason. [Aldred, pp. 22-23.] This was the cause of the great breaks in Egyptian civilization between the Old, Middle, and New Kingdoms Arbres et arbustes de l'Egypte ancienne (Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta).

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The needles were in all probability made out of copper. - Egyptian doctors were able to distinguish between sterile wounds and infected ones. They used a mixture of goat fat, fir oil and crushed peas to clean infected wounds. - The discovery of penicillin and antibiotics was made relatively recently Berenike 2008-2009: Report on the Excavations at Berenike, Including a Survey in the Eastern Desert. The entire culture of the region once known as Mesopotamia was swept away in the final conquest of the area by Muslim Arabs in the 7th century CE which resulted in the unification of law, language, religion and culture under Islam. Bertman notes, “With the Islamic conquest of 651 CE the history of ancient Mesopotamia ends” (58). Today the great cities that once rose along the Tigris and Euphrates rivers are largely unexcavated mounds or broken bricks on arid plains, and the once fertile crescent has steadily dwindled to a wasteland due to human factors (such as overuse of the land through agricultural pursuits or urban development) and to climate change Symbol & Magic in Egyptian Art. Unfortunately, very little is known archaeologically about the origins of the Inka state. The earliest modern scholarly synthesis of Inka culture is by Rowe (1944). Despite recent controversies about the nature of Inka history and kinship, it remains valuable. More recent accounts include a short book by Metraux (1965) and a more detailed one by Kendall (1973). Sixteenth-century accounts of Inka life available in English include the observations of Pedro de Cieza de Leon (1959) and Bernabe Cobo's accounts of Inka history (1979) and about their religion and customs (1990) pdf. After the Arab invasion, these Berbers joined forces with the Arabs and went on to invade Spain. There they were known as Moors. {Care should be taken, to understand that we are NOT talking about the current Turkish/mixed-race people who call themselves Berbers, like the current people who call themselves Arab, these are the result of subsequent cross-breeding} Egypt in the Age of Cleopatra: History and Society under the Ptolemies.

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