Consider Egypt’s relationships with Libya and the “Sea Peoples” during the New Kingdom and assess their possible contribution to the decline of Egypt’s empire and international standing.

Introduction The terms Libyan and “Sea Peoples” are one of those naming conventions that are commonly used but need to be properly defined. Then we can look at the evidence for these groups interacting with Egypt. Finally we can look at the decline of the empire, the reasons it declined …

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Describe the major differences and similarities between a cult temple and a royal mortuary temple of the New Kingdom, giving a detailed description of at least one of each.

For the purposes of this essay, temples of Amarna period are excluded. Introduction It is surprising that the terminology used by Egyptologists for many years, to describe the temples, is actually quite difficult to define; this seems to be a recognised problem. There are also slight variations on these terms …

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Was Hatshepsut a successful king of Egypt?

Introduction To access Hatshepsut’s success as an ancient Egyptian king you first have to define what do you mean by successful. The following items need to be accessed Upholding Maat Building Works Trade Military Expansion Domestic Economics Maintaining control in the crown Being remembered Continuing the dynasty If we look …

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Describe the conventions of representation used in Egyptian two-dimensional art. Demonstrate this with reference to the wall scenes in ONE non-royal tomb of the later Old Kingdom.

Introduction This essay does not cover the entire period of Egyptian art but concentrates on the early development during the Old Kingdom; the Amarna period is specifically excluded. It is important when looking at Egyptian wall paintings to remember what we are looking at. This is not some pretty picture …

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