Unit 1: Ancient Africa - The Cradle of Civilization
(200,000 B.C. - 476 B.C.)

Unit 1: Class 6: The Whitening of Ancient Kemet/Egypt

Greco-Roman Egypt
Late Roman-era coffin with depiction of Egyptian god Annubis administering over his dead body preparing him for the afterlife. Greeks and Romans admired Egyptian culture and readily imitated it at all levels.

Slide Show: Greco-Roman Egypt (332 B.C. - 476 A.D.)

Study Questions
  • How does the images of how the ancient Egyptians depicted themselves compare with those from the Greco-Roman period?  

  • Did the ancient Greeks adopt Egyptian artistic style or did the Egyptians borrow Greek artistic style?   

  • Do the images of Ancient Egypt during the Greco-Roman period look African, European, or Asian ? 

  • How does the detail of the Greco-Roman "Golden mummies" compare with golden mummy masks of the ancient Egyptian?