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Post 1

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

Entry: Egypt Project Page - A25160645
Author: Giford - U187177

Hello!
A little something for the weekend smiley - evilgrin
I give you U187177 Giford's University project: Ancient Egypt

There are ten entries, when posting/reviewing please give the reference number of the Entry you are commenting on, thank you.
A25088709 History of Egypt Part 1 - General Notes
A25709853 History of Egypt Part 2 - The Rise of Egypt
A25089609 History of Egypt Part 3 - Rebuilding
A25089762 History of Egypt Part 4 - From the Depths to the Heights
A25160375 History of Egypt Part 4a - The Amarna Period
A25090175 History of Egypt Part 5 - The Long, Slow Decline
A25159340 Egyptian Mummies
A25159520 Egyptian Pyramids
A25159755 Egyptian Theology 1 - Myths
A25159962 Egyptian Pantheons

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Post 2

Gnomon - time to move on

A25159520 - Egyptian Pyramids

I wouldn't describe the pyramids as "scattered about the Nile Delta". For a start, none of them are in the Delta itself, as the Delta is agricultural land and they never built the pyramids on agricultural land, always in the desert. Secondly, the Pyramids go much further south than the Delta. I'd say "scattered along the west bank of the Nile."


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Post 3

Gnomon - time to move on

The pyramids are not tetrahedral. A tetrahedron has three sides and a triangular base. The pyramids have four sides and a square base.


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U168592

smiley - book

I'll come back. smiley - ok


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Post 5

BigAl Patron Saint of Left Handers Keeper of the Glowing Pickle and Monobrows

'The pyramids are not tetrahedral. A tetrahedron has three sides and a triangular base. The pyramids have four sides and a square base.'

Yes, although it's a somewhat circular argument, a tetrahedron is a triangular pyramid whereas a 'pyramid' is a square pyramid. smiley - laugh


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Post 6

Giford

Hi Gnomon,

Good calls. Erm - pentahedral? Is that a word?

Gif smiley - geek


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BigAl Patron Saint of Left Handers Keeper of the Glowing Pickle and Monobrows

Yes. There are two types of pentahedron:

1. The 'square pyramid' I described above, with a square or rectangular base and 4 triangular sides; and

2. Another name for a triangular prism (i.e. 2 triangular faces separated by 3 rectangular faces.

So, in order to describe an Egyptian pyramid as 'pentahedral', one wouldhave to distinguish between these variations > clumsy. Better to describe them as being 'suare-based (regular) pyramids smiley - 2cents


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Post 8

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

smiley - birochanged to "scattered along the west bank of the Nile"

I'll leave the description of the shape until a decision is made.


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Post 9

h5ringer

Typos in Part 1 - General Notes:

Egypotologists >> Egyptologists
ealiest >> earliest
infalliable >> infallible
i.e. >> ie

continuing to read...smiley - towel


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Post 10

h5ringer

Typos in Part 4:

beseiged >> besieged
succesful >> successful
embarrasing >> embarrassing
commisioning >> commissioning
succesor >> successor
succesfully >> successfully
enouugh >> enough

in Part 4a:

leastly >> least (twice)
oringinally >> originally
succesor >> successor

still reading...smiley - towel


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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

Post 9 smiley - biro done


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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

Post 10 smiley - biro done - thank you smiley - smiley


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Post 13

h5ringer

Typos in Part 5:

civiliation >> civilisation
Biblial >> Biblical
Dyanasty's >> Dynasty's

Egyptian Mummies:

belive >> believe
Pharaoahs >> Pharaohs
passtimes >> pastimes

Egyptian Pyramids:

accessway >> access way
noticably >> noticeably
belived >> believed
Pharaoah >> Pharaoh

Egyptian Theology 1-Myths:

beleived >> believed
journies >> journeys
Pharaoah >> Pharaoh

Egyptian Pantheons:

seperate >> separate
reknowned >> renowned

Will read more tomorrow smiley - run

smiley - towel


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Post 14

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

Post 13 smiley - biro done

Also I've changed "canoptic" (jars) to "canopic" and I'd like to ask if this should be Canopic (they are named after Canopus, a town).


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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

A25089609
Part 3 - Rebuilding

When the Dynasty died out, the final Pharaoh's Vizier, Amenemkhat, assumed power and founded the 12th Dynasty.

next para: Amenemhat III

Is it Amenemhat or Amenemkhat, Giford?


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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

Giford, in History of Egypt Part 4a - The Amarna Period A25160375 you say:
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but in my entry on Akhenaten I say:
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http://touregypt.net/featurestories/amarna.htm


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lil ~ Auntie Giggles with added login ~ returned


Canopic Jars seem correct here:

http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&aq=t&ie=UTF-8&rls=SUNA,SUNA:2006-45,SUNA:en&q=Canopic+jars


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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

Thanks lilsmiley - ok


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Post 19

Gnomon - time to move on

A25159520 Egyptian Pyramids

I'm not sure what you mean by East-West axis and North-South axis when you're talking about buildings which are square.

"The main structure would have had sides smoothed by plaster and painted white" -- have you any evidence for this?

There seems to be a bug in IE7 in that it puts a huge space between ka and the footnote sign, although there is nothing in the GuideML to do this.

one or more burial chamber --> one or more burial chambers

hidden burial temples -- I'd say "tombs carved into the living rock" instead.

I've always seen the builder of the second Giza pyramid as Khafre rather than Khafra, but I know there are a number of ways of spelling Egyptian names. Just check that spelling, please.

it has lead to much speculation --> it has led to much speculation

It has to be said against the Orion theory that the dimmest star is only slightly dimmer than the other two, while the small pyramid is only one half the height and one eighth the volume of the others.

"docking station" doesn't sound like the right word for a wharf or harbour.

You say "The examples at el-Medina were built during the New Kingdom, after the Pharaohs had ceased building massive pyramids." and then in the next sentence "Pyramid building on this scale belongs exclusively to the Old Kingdom." It's not clear what you mean by "on this scale" but it seems to refer to the New Kingdom pyramids in El-Medina, leading to a contradiction.

"No pyramid has survived unpillaged into the modern era, and most were looted in antiquity. " -- I'm not sure what you mean by this. All the pyramids were looted in antiquity, but that's the same as saying that none survived unpillaged.

smiley - smiley G






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Gnomon - time to move on

Ignore that comment about the bug in IE7. It seems to have sorted itself out.


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