This is a review of the Ancient Lives: New Discoveries exhibit at the British Museum until November 30th, 2014.
In 399 B.C.E., Socrates was executed by the Athenian court on charges of impiety and corrupting the youth. The controversial decision lingers atop the great legacy of Athens, a city praised for its intellectual and political liberty. However, the reasons behind Socrates’ execution are themselves questionable.
A review of my visit to the Ancient Egyptian gallery at the British Museum, London, England.
This essay argues that the treatment of captives constituted a vicious cycle in which the defenders of city would resolutely resist the siege for fear of massacre, mass rape, and enslavement; this stalwart defense, in turn, would contribute to cruel treatment of captives when and if the city fell.
Whether or not the Egyptian dream manuals are collections of dreams that were actually seen, or were possible visions that the composer believed could be seen is a moot point for our purposes. What matters is that they are embed- ded within their specific cultural matrix, and that they and their interpreta- tions to a certain degree reflect social hopes, fears, and desires, projected by their composers, the priests.
Because of the close association between departed humans and the divine world, the metaphors evoked by avian imagery have further significance for under-standing the Egyptians’ conception of the afterlife.
Scholarship of the last century has discussed this element of the LT in its historical and literary contexts, addressed a variety of social and legal issues pertinent to the laudator’s account, and evaluated its depiction of M. Aemilius Lepidus in the light of his attested character and career.1 None of these treatments has approached the de‐ scription of the experiences and actions of the laudata from the perspective of the ancient consumer of information and meaning within the complete epigraphic envi‐ ronment of the inscription.
Presentation of a skeleton discovered in the Sudan in the 1996/7 season of the Northern Dongola Reach Survey, sponsored by the Sudan Archaeological Research Society, in a small Kerma period cemetery (P37), south of Kawa. This skeleton exhibits an unusually interesting range of injuries, which are listed and discussed.
Though textual evidence is meager, the difference between royal and non-royal funerary architecture clearly reflects two different visions of the afterlife. The tombs of the elite
This thesis aims to investigate the women of ancient Egypt with regards to their relationship with the goddess Hathor. Hathor is one of the most popular Egyptian deities, and arguably (until she was assimilated by Isis during later Egyptian history) the most popular deity among the women of Egypt.