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Class Notes for AHIS170 at Macquarie University

Egyptian Archaeology: An Introduction

AHIS170 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Architrave, Portico, Khnumhotep Ii

Video 1 First Intermediate Period Middle Kingdom Egypt First Intermediate Period (Dynasties 711, 2181BC 2055BC) was a period of political instability * characterised by the absence of unified state and centralised governm...

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AHIS170 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Duamutef, Imset, Canopic Jar

Video 1: * Mummies and Mummification * Artificial mummification = evisceration, dehydration and preservation of body. Artificial mummification is first attested amongst royal burials of the Old Kingdom. * * The mummificati...

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AHIS170 Lecture 9: Ahis170-Lec-9

Video 1: * Egypt and Nubia: Fortresses * Nubia was an important source of raw materials (copper, gold, carnelian, amethyst, granite, ivory and ebony) that were obtained by trade, or Egyptian quarryingmining expeditions. * ...

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AHIS170 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Pedestal, Djed, Late Period Of Ancient Egypt

VIDEO 1: * New Kingdom Royal Tombs: Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens * The Valley of the Kings was the burial place of the New Kingdom kings (Dynasties 1820, 1550 1069BC), located on the West Bank at Thebes, be...

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AHIS170 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Jasper, Malachite, Djed

Video 1: * New Kingdom Temples 1 * New Kingdom temples, and those of later periods, are the best preserved examples from ancient Egypt as they were constructed using stone: * Further north: limestone used. * Further south:...

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AHIS170 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Buhen, Twentieth Dynasty Of Egypt, Ground-Penetrating Radar

Video 1: * New Kingdom Settlements * Study of settlements overlooked in Egyptology because: 1) Bias in scholarship towards inscribed/decorated monuments. * 2) Poor preservation due to mudbrick construction/location on ...

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AHIS170 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Sed Festival, Abu Gorab, Quern-Stone

Video 1; Old Kingdom settlements: Heit el-Ghurab * Settlement archaeology = the study of societal relationships using archaeological data. * Study of settlements overlooked in Egyptology because: 1) Bias in scholarship t...

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AHIS170 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Relief, Turin King List, Fennec Fox

* Main periods of ancient Egyptian history: * Prehistory, * Predynastic (5000-3150BC), Early Dynastic (3150-2686 BC), * * Pharaonic; Old Kingdom (2686-2181 BC), First intermediate period (2181-2055 BC), Middle Kingdom...

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AHIS170 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Buto, Silt, Farkha

Video 1 Predynastic material culture * Each ware type is characteristic of one period within the Predynastic, and can be used to date the tomb in which it is found: * Naqada IA-IIB: Black topped pottery, white cross-lin...

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AHIS170 Lecture 3: AHIS170-Lec-3

Video 1 Predynastic Egypt: * The Predynastic Period (5000 3150 BC) is the period before the establishment of the ruling dynasties in Egypt, before the formation of the state in 3350 BC. * The Predynastic Period is char...

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AHIS170 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Abu Rawash, Prehistoric Egypt, Second Dynasty Of Egypt

Video 1 Predynastic burials: * 4 key burial sites for the Predynastic Period are: Badari, Adaima, Hierakonpolis, Abydos. During the Predynastic period, there is an increase in the quantity and quality of grave goods in *...

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AHIS170 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Silt, Canopic Chest, Hetepheres I

Video 1; Old Kingdom Egypt * Old Kingdom Egypt (Dynasties 3-6, 2686-2181BC) experienced a long, uninterrupted period of economic stability and prosperity, continuing from the Early Dynastic Period. There was an organis...

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AHIS170 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Narmer, Ankh, Ushabti

* What ideas did you have when you listened to the information in the video? * How do you think you could use this information in your assessment tasks? * Choose ONE (1) key concept from the videos or pose ONE (1) question...

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