The Ancient Times
By: Ruth F, Toby O, Zhu B, Nino T
Babylon comes from an analysis of cuneiform texts that were preserved among the ruins of palaces, temples, and administrative buildings.
(Starting from the bottom) Slaves, Commoners (farmers), Merchants and artisans, The scribes (educated and wealthy), The priests ( closer to the gods), King.
Arts - Tools, weapons, and jewelry. Fine jewelry was a status symbol. Clay was the most common material used to create art
Arts: Their art culture is mostly of bronze ritual items, "These vessels served for ritual purposes during the sacrifices of the ancestor cult to offer wine, water and food, probably also during banquets, and a huge amount of vessels served deceased members of the elite after their death" (Ulrich Theobald, www.chinaknowledge.de). Music instruments were also made, like bells, drums. Ceramics and pottery were also a handiwork of the Shang. Their palaces were huge buildings made entirely made of perishable items.
Welcome to the earliest civilized civilization of the past!!!!! Archaeological evidence suggests that the quality of urban planning showed impressive architecture builds such as brick platforms,warehouses and even protective walls.The evidence also revealed that the use of drainage and sewage systems were the most advanced in all of middle east and current day India!!!!
Arts: Art during this age was expressed through jewellery, pottery, figurines, seals and sculptures.They were made in a variety of different materials such as gold, stone and terra cotta.
In general, Ancient Egyptian sites are some of the most picturesque and dramatic historic places around the globe. The result of a thriving civilization that stood for thousands of years, the sites of Ancient Egypt remain unparalleled in their sheer magnitude. From vast pyramids to mysterious hidden tombs, Ancient Egyptian sites have mesmerized the world for centuries.
Today the sites of Ancient Egypt form some of the most visited historical places in the world and stand as a testament to the achievements of this ancient civilization.
Every civilization is built upon rules and regulations. In ancient Egypt, government revolved heavily around a single figure, the Pharaoh, who the people believed to be a living god. This status basically granted the pharaoh (who was, in almost all cases, a man) virtually limitless power and control over his subjects.The type of government in ancient Egypt was a theocracy. Even in the New Kingdom, when Akhenaton forced the people to put aside the 'old gods' in favor of a single god, religion and government were tightly entwined
Arts: Ancient Egyptian art reached a high level in painting and sculpture, and was both highly stylized and symbolic. Much of the surviving art comes from tombs and monuments and thus there is an emphasis on life after death and the preservation of knowledge of the past.