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Religion, Gods, and Mythology in Ancient Egypt: The Bust of Nefertiti and the Egyptian Calendar

Added on -2019-09-18

This presentation discusses two artifacts from Ancient Egypt, the Bust of Nefertiti and the Egyptian Calendar, and their significance in showcasing the theme of religion, gods, and mythology. It explores their impact on the audience, evidence of their significance, and their relevance to the study of humanities.
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PresentationTania FarhatHUM2001. OverviewMy first artifact is The Bust of Nefertiti Nefertiti’s Bust is stucco coated and painted limestone bust of the Royal Wife of Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh named Akhenaten. This artwork 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 piece of artwork is amongst the most copiedworks from the ancient Egypt. Taking into account the work Nefertiti have become an ideal for the feminine beauty and one of the famous women from the ancient world (Nefertiti's Bust. 2017). My other artifact is The Egyptian Calendar - Egyptian Calendar has been invented around 5000 years ago. Fundamentally this ancient calendar was based upon the lunar cycle having 12 months, and have been divided in the three seasons having four months each in order to accord with increase and decrease in the water of Nile. This ancient calendar was known by the name of “Annus Vagus” meaning wandering year. Astrologers in the ancient Egypt studied stars which helped them in forecasting different seasons such as floods and sowing of seeds, which was critical for the prosperity of the Egypt. In the Egyptian Sky the brightest star was Sirius and it used to disappear for time duration of 70 days and then used to reappear on the horizon of the East on 19th July which was in accord with floods in Nile and therefore this date was the Ancient Egyptian New Year (Egyptian calendar | dating system. 2017).

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