Comparing King Tut And Queen Cleopatra

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The Egyptian Culture is tremendously diverse from other ancient cultures. They are inventors, yet home-body individuals. They have a belief that delight and bliss were genuine objectives in life. It is because of that belief, the women of ancient Egypt were able to enjoy a higher standing than many other women in the ancient world. The Egyptian culture, gender roles, well known pharaohs, and their religious beliefs all hold influences into the modeling of the ancient history. The time period of c. 5500 B.C.E., through the death of Cleopatra in c. 30 B.C.E., is by far one of the most interesting, yet complex periods in the ancient world. The woman would wear ankle length dresses that would show their breasts and the men would wear a knee-length…show more content…
The main ones that come to a person’s mind are King Tut and Queen Cleopatra XII. While these are two very important one, one must not forget about Queen Hatshepsut. King Tut reigned from c. 1341 B.C.E. to c. 1323 B.C.E. Dying at the age of 19, left King Tut with one of the shorts reigns. It was the same year he took power that he married Ankhesenamun, his half-sister. King Tut’s overall goal was to reinstate the long time association with all of Egypt’s neighbors and to restore order with anticipation of changing the gods’ outlook of Egypt for the better again. Queen Cleopatra XII reigned from c. 69 B.C.E., to her death in c. 30 B.C.E. Her life story was the inspiration for multiple plays, movies and books. While her rule followed the death of Alexander the Great, things did not seem to get better. During her reign Egypt suffered from a fading economy, a flood and even famine. Queen Hatshepcut, the longest leading female pharaohs in Egypt, is known as one of Egypt’s most prosperous pharaohs. While Hatshepcut was ruling, in c. 1508 B.C.E. to c. 1458 B.C.E., she put her focus towards the economic fruitfulness and repairing monuments. Hatshepcut also had a successful trading expedition with Punt. The ships brought back gold, ivory, and much more. After her death, Thutmose III attempted to rid every memory of her existence.…show more content…
Religion was very important in their daily lives and no questions were asked. Their religion is known as polytheistic, or believing in many gods with a short span of a single god. In total, there are approximately 700 gods and goddesses. According to their religion, the pharaoh held an enormous about of power. It is said that when things are going well, that the pharaoh and the priest are completing their jobs appropriately. However, if things are not going so sound, the pharaoh and the priest were the cause. Among the other gods and goddesses, it was also believed that the pharaoh was not just a ruler, but a god, too. Then once the pharaoh passed, it was believed that he would become an “Osiris,” and would then help fellow Egyptians in the afterlife (Mythology). While beliefs in gods and goddesses were on the forefront, the Egyptians also believed in the afterlife. The belief was that their afterlife was a continuance of their current lives, excluding illness, dissatisfaction or passing. In the afterlife, it was believed it would be an exact copy of current time (Ancient). For this reason, it was believed that the body needed to be mummified. (Mythology) In conclusion, the Ancient Egyptian Culture is interesting, but on the other hand it is also complex. While they were inventors, they were home-body individuals. They did not have a formal marriage ceremony. Unlike other ancient cultures, Egyptian women were able to

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