First Civilizations - Ancient Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt (Second Edition) - Robert Chadwick

First Civilizations - Ancient Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt (Second Edition) - Robert Chadwick

11 The Old Kingdom or the Pyramid Age (2575–2134 BC)

First Civilizations - Ancient Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt (Second Edition) - Robert Chadwick

Robert Chadwick [+-]
Bishop's University
Robert Chadwick is the co-director of the Wadi ath-Thamad Project and currently teaches in the Religion Department at Bishops University, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.

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This chapter deals with the period of time during which Egypt experienced a long uninterrupted period of economic prosperity and political stability that was a continuation of the previous period which had seen the unification of Egypt ruled by a king who was elevated to a semi-divine status. Topics covered include: - organization of the kingdom - concepts of the afterlife - concepts of the soul - pit graves - changes in funerary structures - the step pyramid of Djoser - step pyramid or stage 'mastaba?' - development of the true pyramid - the pyramid shape- - the bent pyramid at Dashur - the pyramid at Giza - mysteries of the pyramid - who built the pyramids - pyramid construction, passages, techniques and raising the stones - the legacy of the pyramids

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Chadwick, Robert . 11 The Old Kingdom or the Pyramid Age (2575–2134 BC). First Civilizations - Ancient Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt (Second Edition). Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 128-137 Jan 2005. ISBN 9781904768784. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=18669. Date accessed: 30 Nov 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.18669. Jan 2005

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