Original Academic Problem Posted:
My son has a Linguistic Speech to do on a member of society. The speech must include answers to 5 of the following questions.
How could a person become a memmber of this class?
What were their homes like?
What did the people in this class do for fun?(recreational activities)
What did they eat?
This must be persuasive. I just need some assistance geting him started. It doesn't matter who the famous person is just as long as in falls in the the catagory of Ancient Egypt.
Thanks. A minium of 2 pages and he should be able to bridge from there.
Sorry it took me a few days to get this ready for you. The last part of the essay which discusses the way of life of the Royals answers most of the questions you posed above. The rest of the essay are necessary in order to introduce who Nefertiti is and her importance as well as give a glimpse of the period she lived in. Good Luck! The solution is also attached as a word file. I have also included a folder of images your son can use.
OTA 105878/Xenia Jones
Nefertiti, ancient Egyptian Icon
Ancient Egyptian Queen Nefertiti (1370 BC to 1330 BC), whose name means "The Beautiful One has come", while second only to Queen Cleopatra in fame has become one of the most influential personalities during the reign of her husband, the Pharaoh Amenhotep IV. Egypt's strength in her time is drawn from the powerful Nile River that to the Egyptians is essential to life. Egypt in Nefertiti's time was a powerful Kingdom whose influence in the Middle East reached as far as Babylon and present day Sudan. Her Husband, Amenhotep on the 4th year of his reign led a religious revolution. From the worship of various Egyptian deities like Ra, Amen-Ra & Isis he focused on worshipping one god alone --- Aten. He started the Middle-Eastern religious revolution of Monotheism, the worship of one god that has heavily influenced the other religions which will be born in the region long after he is gone.
Nefertiti as Pharaoh
The worship of Aten - the Sun God, the God of Light was led by both Amenhotep IV, who adopted the name Akhenaton, in honour of Aten and Nefertiti. Supposedly, the blessings of Aten would only be achieved if both the Pharaoh and Nefertiti led the worship and Nefertiti embraced her role as a priestess wholeheartedly. This gave her unprecedented power. Many suggest she became co-regent of Egypt after that, sharing leadership with her husband the Pharaoh. Akhenaton moved the capital of Egypt from Thebes to Al-Amarna. The new city was dedicated to the worship of Aten and was busy with Artisans & religious worshippers. The famous bust of Nefertiti, the one that is currently on show in Berlin's Museum of Egyptology at the Altes Museum Complex is thought to have been created at this period in ...