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Egyptology and Archaeology

1: The Law Code of Hammurabi

Identify and describe specific similarities and differences you notice between the Law Code of Hammurabi and laws today.

2: Egyptology and Archaeology

Consider the lives and legacies of the pharaohs Hatshepsut, Akhenaten, and Tutankhamen. If you had to choose, which of these pharaohs would you prefer to be and why?

3: Tombs and Monuments

Compare an aspect of the tomb of Emperor Shihuangdi with the burial tombs of other cultures, such as Egypt or Mesopotamia. Explain whether you think the emperor's elaborate tomb was motivated by power or religious beliefs.
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Analyze why early followers of Buddhism did not believe images of Buddha should be displayed, yet later Buddhists in China and Japan constructed huge sculptures of the Buddha and bodhisattvas.

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Speculate on the similarities in the monuments to the Sun god in cultures of Mesoamerica, South America, and Egypt.

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1: The Law Code of Hammurabi

Identify and describe specific similarities and differences you notice between the Law Code of Hammurabi and laws today.

There are many specific similarities between the Code of Hammurabi and laws used today. For the first part, Hammurabi's laws are sorted into groups the way that our current codes are arranged. They were in groups like property, trade, business, family, labor, and real estate. This organizational structure is what we use now. Additionally, Hammurabi's code sought just punishments related to the crime. One significant difference is that Hammurabi's code was far more extreme in the scope of punishments.
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2: Egyptology and Archaeology

Consider the lives and legacies of the pharaohs Hatshepsut, Akhenaten, and Tutankhamen. If ...

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