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Significance and Symbolism of Statues in the Neo-Sumerian age ...

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Rulers in the Neo-Sumerian age and Egypt's Old Kingdom utilized statues to convey a message of power, wealth and divine connection to their deities. Gudea of Lagash used statues in his own image during his rule in the ...
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The use of statues in the Old Kingdom.  The statues were used to represent power and authority in the Egyptian religion.

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Climate and drought lessons from ancient Egypt

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Ancient pollen and charcoal preserved in deeply buried sediments in Egypt's Nile Delta document the region's ancient droughts and fires, including a huge drought 4,200 years ago associated with the demise of Egypt's Old Kingdom, the era known as...

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Basically, pollen and charcoal from the ancient times was found preseved deep in the Nile.  This evidence was used to determine the amount of droughts and fires that occurred during the times of Ancient Egypt; which possibly had a participation in the fall of the old kingdom.

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David Arrieta's curator insight, April 26, 2014 1:09 AM

Researchers have recently discovered from ancient pollen and charcoal that the ancient Egyptians had gone through dramatic weather changes and is ultimately the reason why this society fell.

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Egypt: Old Kingdom and First Intermediate Period (2700-2055 BC)

Egypt: Old Kingdom and First Intermediate Period (2700-2055 BC) | fall of the rome empire | Scoop.it

 

 


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The beginning of the old kingdom to its fall.  The beginning of the Dark ages.

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Egypt in the Old Kingdom (ca. 2649–2150 B.C.) | Thematic Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Egypt in the Old Kingdom (ca. 2649–2150 B.C.) | Thematic Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art | fall of the rome empire | Scoop.it

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The Old Kingdom.  The beauty and creativity of the city

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Anne Gripton's curator insight, July 20, 2013 8:41 PM

Met Museum - Great sight!

Joel Mondragon's curator insight, October 18, 2013 11:43 PM

The article speaks of the revolution of art in the old kingdom. The art dramatically changed in the sense that they were now creating sculptures of wood, stone, and clay. Self-portraits were also created during this time. The main purpose for this art was to ensure the life of the pharaoh in the afterlife and his reign. 

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FC11A: Egypt's Old and Middle Kingdoms (2850-2052 B.C.E.) - The Flow of History

FC11A: Egypt's Old and Middle Kingdoms (2850-2052 B.C.E.) - The Flow of History | fall of the rome empire | Scoop.it

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The old and middle Kingdom.  It explains basically how the old kingdom was built up to its downfall; which eventually made room for the middle kingdom.

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David Walp's curator insight, May 27, 2013 7:58 PM

Very detailed reference with flow charts to demonstate historical cause/effect.