Was a brilliant scribe and architect who designed the first pyramid, Zoser's Step Pyramid. He was later worshipped as the god of wisdom.
Egyptian pharaoh (r. 1353-1335 B.C.E.). He built a new capital at Amarna, fostered a new style of naturalistic art, and created a religious revolution by imposing worship of the sun-disk. (p.66)
Naram-Sin's famed victory stele depicts him as a god-king, symbolized by his horned helmet, climbing a mountain above his soldiers, and his enemies, the defeated Lullubi.
King of the Babylonian empire; creator of the Code of Hammurabi, one of the world's oldest codes of law.
Assyrian King (844-859 bc). Spent most of his rule attacking neighboring kingdoms and lands for money and enlargement. All about riches and military. i.e Ashurnasirpal Killing Lions.
Gizeh, Egypt. 4th dynasty, ca. 2500 BCE, diorite. Depicts Khafre as an enthroned divine ruler with a perfect body. Rigidity of the pose creates the effect of an eternal stillness, appropriate for the timeless afterlife.
was a pharaoh of the Fourth dynasty of Egypt (c. 2620 BC-2480 BC) who ordered the construction of the third and smallest of the Pyramids of Giza
Egyptian funerary Book of the Dead
Egyptian King who is believed to have brought 2 Egyptian Kingdoms together.
First female pharaoh who expanded Egypt through trade
known as greatest pharaoh ever, ruled for 67 years, created treaty with Hittites (first treaty in history), establish ownership borders of Isreal, largest tomb, ruled while Jews were there
Wife of Akhenaton.Supported his break with traditional religion, worshiped Aton.