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The governing power in cities like Uruk was in the hands of the priests, who controlled and administered both religious and economic affairs. 4 Forms of Early Writing. Left: Among the earliest examples of writing, the pictographs on this tablet show a list of slaves’ names, with, on the upper right, a hand representing their owner. (Limestone tablet, c. ) Center: This hieroglyphic inscription is dedicated to Amon-Min in his role as god of fertility. Note the “life” sign—the “ankh”—the fourth sign from the right on the top line.

Probably no other culture in human history has ever demonstrated so strong a conservatism and determination to preserve its separate traditions. 20 Temple of Ramses II, c. 1275–1225 bce. These four huge statues, erected in commemoration of Ramses’ military victo- ries, are all of the pharaoh. Between and near their feet are small statues of Ramses’ mother, wife, and children. Below are statues of the pharaoh as the god Osiris and the falcon god Horus, to whom the temple was dedicated. At Abu Simbel (now relocated), Egypt.

The earliest cave paintings show animals and hunting, which played a vital part in providing food and clothing. More significant, perhaps, is the fact that all of the oldest known statuettes of human figures represent women, who are shown with their sexual characteristics emphasized or enlarged 1 Be sure to check the glossary at the back of the book for pronunciations and definitions of key terms. [Fig. The Paleolithic world perhaps viewed woman’s practical role—the source of birth and life—as symbolic of a more profound feminine force that underlay the masculine world of the hunt.

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