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HUM200 Applied Humanities Assignment

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PresentationTania FarhatHUM2001. OverviewMy first artifact is The Bust of Nefertiti Nefertiti’s Bust is stucco coated and paintedlimestone bust of the Royal Wife of Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh named Akhenaten. Thisartwork is supposed to crafted back in 1345 BC, by the royal sculptor named Thutmose,as it was discovered on the floor of an excavated workshop in Amarna, Egypt. This pieceof artwork is amongst the most copied works from the ancient Egypt. Taking into accountthe work Nefertiti have become an ideal for the feminine beauty and one of the famouswomen from the ancient world (Nefertiti's Bust. 2017). My other artifact isThe EgyptianCalendar -Egyptian Calendar has been invented around 5000 years ago. Fundamentallythis ancient calendar was based upon the lunar cycle having 12 months, and have beendivided in the three seasons having four months each in order to accord with increase anddecrease in the water of Nile. This ancient calendar was known by the name of “AnnusVagus” meaning wandering year. Astrologers in the ancient Egypt studied stars whichhelped them in forecasting different seasons such as floods and sowing of seeds, whichwas critical for the prosperity of the Egypt. In the Egyptian Sky the brightest star wasSirius and it used to disappear for time duration of 70 days and then used to reappear onthe horizon of the East on 19th July which was in accord with floods in Nile andtherefore this date was the Ancient Egyptian New Year (Egyptian calendar | datingsystem. 2017).2. Audience Impact
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