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Why did the ancient egyptians call their land Kemet, or Black land?
The niles annual floods deposited black silt.
Egyptian religion was primarily .....
The god Osiris was primarily associated with...
Death and renewal
Why did the Egyptians believe that a good deity like Osiris required a bad deity like Seth?
opposites were necessary fro balance, harmony, and cycles
Why was the The Palette of Narmer created?
as a gift to a god or goddess
Most surviving egyptian art and architecture is associated with...
burial and afterlife
Theegyptians went to great lengths to preserve the dead because of a belief that the deceased...
had a ba and a ka, which would not recognize in a decomposed body
Who is credited with the idea of stacking increasingly smaller mastabas to create a monumental symbol of the king's everlasting power?
The primary purpose of Egyptian funerary sculpture was to..
Preserve and guaranteed the kings existence and after death
Egyptian sculptors idealized pharaohs anatomy in their sculptures to
convey the notion that their perfection mirrored that of the gods
Which is one of the greatest changes that took place during the middle kingdom
Writing and literature
What change in royal funerary sculpture came about in the middle kingdom
arms came to be crossed in a mummy like form
The squares in the egyptian grid system are based on the measure of
one clenched fist
Amenhotep durend a radical change in the egyptian religion
mandating worship on one god exclussively
Which god did Akhenaten declare to be supreme
What would akhenaten's change in the religion create change in the visual arts?
The gods were no longer seen as perfect, so the subjects of the arts could also be imperfect
What distinguished the Amarina style from earlier egyptian art?
a sense of realism and immediacy
Akhenaten's reforms to religion and art lasted until
According to legend, how did the macedonian Alexander the great become egypts legitimate ruler?
The god Amun recognized him as his son
In 30 BCE which empire conquered Egypt, ending its 3,000 year old stability?
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