Egyptian Society during the Ramesside period, Dynasties XIX and XX



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Assessment Task 2: Oral Presentations

Nicola: 2.1 roles and images of the pharaoh; concept of maat
Isabella: 2.2 roles of the vizier and members of the religious, administrative and military elites
Magdeleine: 2.3 nature and role of the army
Analise: 2.4 roles and status of women: royal and non-royal
Stephanie: 3.1 importance of the Nile: agriculture, animal husbandry, transport
Leona: 3.5 workers’ strike, tomb robberies and corruption
Isabel: 4.1 gods, goddesses, cults and priesthoods: Amun, Re, Ptah, Osiris
Nicole Pal: 4.2 personal religion: magic and personal piety
Madeleine: 4.3 festivals: Opet, Beautiful Feast of the Valley, Heb-Sed Festival
Kristine: 4.4 funerary customs: afterlife concepts and mummification
Sarah: 4.5 funerary texts: The Book of the Dead and the Am Duat (Book of What is in the Netherworld), The Book of Gates
Nicole Pan: 4.6 temples: architecture and function: Karnak, Luxor, the Ramesseum, Medinet Habu
Amy: 4.7 tombs: architecture and decoration: Thebes, Memphis, Deir el-Medina
Laura: 5.1 art: sculpture, jewellery and wall paintings
Emily: 5.2 writing and literature: love poetry, The Tale of the Two Brothers, Horus and Seth, The Report of Wenamun
Rebecca: 6.1 daily life and leisure activities

Order of presentations:

1. Emily
2. Nicola
3. Madeleine
4. Isabella
5. Analise
6. Leona
7. Kristine
8. Laura
9. Sarah
10. Nicole Pal
11. Magdeleine
12. Isabel
13. Stephanie
14. Nicole Pan
15. Rebecca
16. Amy

These are the topics which are not being covered in the oral presentations:
1.1 geographical setting, natural features and resources of New Kingdom Egypt and its neighbours
1.2 significant sites: Memphis, Thebes, Per-Ramesses, Deir el-Medina, Abu Simbel, Valleys of the Kings and Queens
2.5 scribes, artisans and agricultural workers
3.2 crafts and industry: wood, stone and metal
3.3 economic exchange: unit of value (deben), taxation, tribute and trade
3.4 technological development: tools, building materials, techniques and construction, shadouf
6.2 food and clothing
6.3 housing and furniture
6.4 occupations