Presentation Tania Farhat.

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PresentationTania FarhatHUM2001. OverviewMy first artifact is The Bust of NefertitiNefertiti’s Bust is stucco coated and painted limestone bust of the Royal Wife of AncientEgyptian Pharaoh named Akhenaten. This artwork is supposed to crafted back in 1345BC, by the royal sculptor named Thutmose, as it was discovered on the floor of anexcavated 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 anideal for the feminine beauty and one of the famous women from the ancient world(Nefertiti's Bust. 2017).My other artifact isThe 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 accordwith increase and decrease in the water of Nile. This ancient calendar was known by thename of “Annus Vagus” meaning wandering year.Astrologers in the ancient Egypt studied stars which helped them in forecasting differentseasons such as floods and sowing of seeds, which was critical for the prosperity of theEgypt. In the Egyptian Sky the brightest star was Sirius and it used to disappear for timeduration of 70 days and then used to reappear on the horizon of the East on 19th Julywhich was in accord with floods in Nile and therefore this date was the Ancient EgyptianNew Year (Egyptian calendar | dating system. 2017).
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