Tale of Two Brothers
The relationship inthe families varies, and it depends on how individual have beenraised up. A strong relationship may exist between brothers andsisters based on how their parents have taught them. It is the roleof individuals to ensure that they are part and parcel of the familyby making sure that they live harmoniously. The “Tale of TwoBrothers” portrays filial relationships in Ancient Egypt. In thestory, we see Anpu who is married and the other brother Beta, who issingle. The two brothers to some extent show that they love eachother, and they value each other which indicate that they depict theparental generation. Anpu wife has evil motives towards Beta andsuggests that they need to have sexual relationship. Due to love andrespect of his brother Beta refuses to have sexual relationship withher but Anpu wife plots how they can kill him.
When Anpu learnt theevil motives of his wife, he killed him since he wanted the twobothers to kill each other and ensure that they are separated. The“Tale of Two Brothers” tell us that filial relationship in theAncient Egypt existed among the society. Whenever a brother assaultshis brother wife under normal circumstance fight is likely to occurbut, in this case, the wife is killed when his husband knows that hiswife is deceitful. This shows a strong bond of relationship betweenthe two brothers. A filial relationship exists in Ancient Egypt sincewhen Beta escape to save his life afterwards he becomes the king andgives the throne to Anpul. The hereditary system of governance inEgypt shows filial relationship and this is the reason Anpul did notkill his brother rather he opted to kill his wife who is depicted asan evil figure in the Ancient Egypt.
One of the elementsof the piece are archetypical factors, and the one that give it afairly tale is the political part of it. For instance, the hereditarysystem of the kings in the Ancient Egypt is seen in this piece. Wecan see Anpul being given the throne by his brother which is a signof love and they do not have hurt feelings toward each other. Thethrone shows a fairy tale since Anpul killed his wife for the sake ofhis brother and the other gives the throne to the other which is asign of filial relationship among them. The other factor isfriendship. The two brothers love each other, and they cannot allowgreed to separate them. It is a lesson that set examples to many andone can live exemplary life from the Tale of Two Brothers.
The period ofEgyptian history that is represented in the text is agriculturalperiod. From the text, I have learnt that the two brothers wereworking in the farm. Both they were planting but when the seeds areover, Anpul decides to send his young brother to go and collect formore seeds. During this time, they meet with Anpul wife and proposethey sleep together but Beta refuses. Farming was the economicactivity that was practiced during this period since from the storythe two brothers are cattle keepers, and they used to drive theircattle in the field.
Defineand discuss significance (2 points each)
Ahmose was the Ancient Egypt queen during the Eighteenth Dynasy. It is worth noting that, she was the Great Royal Wife of the dynasty’s third, Thutmose 1, pharaoh as well as the mother of Pharaoh Hatshepsut and queen.
Seshat was the Ancient Egyptian goddess of knowledge, writing and wisdom. Many viewed her as a record keeper and scribe.
Hatshepsut was the 5th pharaoh in Egypt during the eighteenth dynasty era. She was among the most triumph pharaohs, whereby she reigns more years than any other woman.
Punt is an expedition during the 1493 BCE in the 18th Dynasty of Egypt that brought back living trees to Egypt. It was importance as it made the first know triumph effort at transplanting foreign fauna.
Amarna Period (art, religion, etc.). This was an era of Egyptian history in the latter half of the Eighteenth Dynasty, whereby the royal residence was moved to Akhetaten, which is currently known as Amarna.
Nefertiti was a queen in Egypt and the Great Royal Wife of Akhetaten. She was involved in religious revolution, where they worshiped one god only, known as Aten.
Horemheb was the last pharaoh during the 18th Dynasty of Egypt. His tenure lasted to 1306 BC. It is approximated that she ruled for 14years.
Taworset was the final ruler and Pharaoh during the Nineteenth Dynasty of Egypt. She ruled for approximate seven years.
Battle of Kadesh occurred between the forces of the Hittite Empire under Muwatalli and Egyptians Empire under Ramesses II at the city known as Kadesh. This was the earliest battle in history, whereby its tactics and formations were documented.
10. Ramses III was the 2nd Pharaoh during the Twentieth Dynasty. He is believed to be the final great New Kingdom king to exert any considerable authority over Egypt
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Identify and discusswhy their ignificance
Akhenaten was apharaoh during the Eighteenth dynasty of Egypt and she ruled thekingdom for 17years.
Horemheb was thelast pharaoh during the 18th Dynasty of Egypt. His tenurelasted to 1306 BC. It is approximated that she ruled for 14years.
Deir el Bahri
Deir el-Bahari is amortuary temples and tombs situated on the west bank of the Nile.
Bust of Nefertiti
Nefertiti broke withthe old gods and constructed new capital, where he would worship in anew manner, a place called Tell-el-Amarna.
Nefertari was asymbol of beauty and beloved of the goddess.
King Ramses II
Ramess II was the3rd Pharaoh during the Nineteenth Dynasty of Egypt. It isworth noting that, he is generally viewed as the most celebrated,greatest and most powerful leader during the Egyptian Empire
Legacy of Hyksos and how they contributed in the improvement ofEgypt
Hyksos are a groupof people who entered Egypt in the intermediate period, and they didnot face a major battle when settling in Lower Egypt. The AncientEgypt does not agree that they contributed a lot in the improvementof Egypt. Hyksos conquered ancient Egypt, and they have the legacy ofthe horse and chariot. They also come up with farming equipment inEgypt that was used during irrigation. The Shadoof was used forirrigation that made the economic activity of Ancient Egypt bestable. The horse and chariot were used during the war between Hyksosand the Ancient Egypt when they were fighting so that they could rulethe Egyptians. Later the Egyptians used the horse and chariot tobuild a strong empire that is remembered up to date. They used thehorse and chariot to fight other foreign rulers since it was thelatest technology during that period.
The Egyptians usedthe Shadoof for irrigation since the method was capable of ensuringthat the water from river Nile could be raised from the water levels.The canals that were diverted to the irrigated fields made Egyptiansbe known as the best farmers due to Shaduf farming technique. Theycontributed positively in the minor art. For instance, they are knownfor the introduction of pottery that they could sell to other peoplewho were able to produce crops along the riverbeds of river Nile.They also came up with textile and linen cloth that the Egyptianscould use. During this period, the ancient Egyptians associate themwith negative impact in there motherland since they caused thecollapse of Western Roman Empire (Wilkinson 59). Peace, prosperityamong the ancient Egyptians makes the Hyksos have a lasting legacyand the technology of war. Even though the Hyksos were foreigninvaders they ensured that peace and prosperity in the ancientEgyptian was prevailed. Unlike other foreign invaders who areconcerned with exploiting of the resources that are in that countrythe Hyksos were concerned with peace and introduction of technologythat could help the ancient Egyptians.
Women and Ancient Egypt
Greek and Egypt areamong the nations that treated women equally as compared to otherancient societies. For instance, the Egyptian women had equal rightsas their male counterparts. Most women in Ancient Egypt were peasantsjust like their husbands. The husbands were employed in agriculturalfields and when they were absent women could manage the agriculturalwork and their businesses. The women were also employed in the courtsand in the temples just like their husbands. Noblewomen had theadvantage over the other women since they were given the priority ofworking with priests. Others who had basic education become doctorsand they could treat the kings and other respected officials in theancient Egypt. The hereditary system of government allowed equalopportunity for both men and women.
The women had theright to own property just like their husbands. Women could getinheritance from their parents and husbands which is contrary to themodern society. Some societies do not consider women as part andparcel of the inheritance. In ancient Egyptian women had the right toinherit one-third of the property when the husband dies. The two-third was for the children while the remaining part was divided amongthe brothers and sisters. Women had the legal right to acquire,slaves, livestock and land among other properties. Legally women wereallowed to own private property even when one was married. Women wereallowed to sign marriage contract stating when he wants a divorce.Women had the power to free slaves and even make adoptions. In thecourt of law, women were allowed to appear in the court without arepresentative.
The loyal women weredifferent from the other women since they were allowed to serve inthe priesthood. The women were allowed to be god and goddess. Theordinary women could only be musicians in the temples, but theupper-class women were employed in the courts and in the temples.Others were employed as doctors, for instance, Lady Nenofer andPeseshet are among the women who came from the loyal family, and theywere business woman and a doctor respectively. The evidence that isutilized in the text is obtained from the history of women and theancient Egypt where they were given equal rights as their husbands.The Egyptians depicted a democratic country that was concerned withequal right for all individuals irrespective of gender and ethnicity.In conclusion during that period the western nations did not allowwomen to own property or even vote but the ancient Egypt encouragedgender equality. In relation to that the foreign rulers like theHyksos did not interfere with the cultural values of the Egyptians.For instance, they were not concerned with their values like denyingwomen the right to own property or any other cultural values theypracticed.
Wilkinson, T. The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt. RandomHouse, 2011. Print