February 05, 2018
Death and After-Life: Egyptian and Mesopotamian society
For my research paper I have decided to focus on the similarities and differences of death and after-life between the Egyptian and Mesopotamian society. I will provide how death and after-life were like in both society’s. To see either how similar or different these two places are to each other. I’ll get to explain what both society’s beliefs are regarding this topic. I will encompass the procedures, practices and ritual that were carried out through their society. I will do my research and focus on these societies practices and beliefs and go into depth. I haven’t done any research so far but as soon as I do I will get to learn many things from both societies and compare them.
The reason why I have decided to pick this as my topic is because I have always found Egyptian society, culture and beliefs interesting. I’ve always found everything about Egypt so interesting ever since I learned about history in middle school. As for the Mesopotamian society I do not really know anything, but I thought it would be interesting to do research on something I don’t know much on, so I can gain some knowledge. Egyptian society is one of the things I find most interesting about history. Such as the pyramids of Giza, and other historical statues such as the sphinx. The pyramids reflect the peak of the Old Kingdom culture. There was so much work that went into building the pyramids there were around 21,000 laborers that worked for 10 hours straight. It took them approximately 14 years just to complete one of the pyramids which is an incredibly long time. Another thing that is very interesting is their religion, and how they inhabited their religion into three groups which were: god’s, king’s and the rest of humanity. They were very smart people over the centuries the Egyptian god’s evolved, they combined regular aspects with symbols to get a different divine attribute. The Egyptian would have religious practices in temples where they would give their respects, adoration and thanks to their god’s. The writing and scribes were also very important and interesting. Literacy was...