There are several similarities and differences between The Great Sphinx and Death Mask of Tutankhamen. In the following, I will be comparing and contrasting these two monuments. The Great Sphinx located in Giza, Egypt is an enormous monument measuring 20. 0 m x 6. 0 m x 73. 5 m. It was commissioned by Pharaoh Chefren. It is constructed with the body of a lion and the head of a human. Death Mask of Tutankhamen was located in the tomb of King Tutankhamen in the Valley of the Kings. It measures 54 cm high and weighs about 24 pounds.
It is a projection of what King Tutankhamen looked like and could take with into his afterlife. The Great Sphinx functioned as the tomb of Pharaoh Chefren. The center of the pyramid contained the pharaoh’s chamber where his mummified body and treasures were placed. The massive size of the structure was to serve as an elaborate and memorable monument. Death Mask of Tutankhamen functioned as the Pharaoh Tutankhamen’s mask laid over the mummified body. This piece was located in the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamen and served as an elaborate, decorative treasure that the Pharaoh could use in his afterlife.
The Great Sphinx is believed to have been primarily constructed by slaves. Constructing this monument was a complex and intricate operation. They used a stone quarry to form the majority of the structure with the exception of the face being constructed of limestone. Death Mask of Tutankhamen is made of solid gold and lapis lazuli. The likeness of the Pharaoh is believed to be similar to his actual appearance with the exception of the beard. The beard indicates a kingship quality.
The Great Sphinx is a well-known symbol of Egypt and built approximately in 2575-2525 B. C. E. In fact, it is so well known that many automatically associate Egypt with The Great Sphinx and for a structure to continue to be the symbol of a country for over four thousand years is a phenomenon. Death Mask of Tutankhamen is a well-known treasure discovered in King Tutankhamen’s tomb when open by Howard Carter in 1923. This piece is special because it was a part of an untouched tomb and constructed in approximately 1323 B. C. E.
Groups and Their Characteristics
The purpose of this assignment is to demonstrate mastery of the course Learning Objective: Students will be able to define, identify, and explain culture, socialization, social interaction, groups, and social organization as basic building blocks of society and social experience and to apply this knowledge to explain why people conform to or deviate from societal expectations.
Choose a group to analyze in this essay. It can be a group you belong to, or a group you have heard or read about. It can be large or small. When choosing a group for this assignment, first look at the questions below to see if you will be able to answer the questions about the group. In this essay, you will analyze your chosen group and apply sociological ideas in your analysis. You will also illustrate your points with specific examples.
Identify and explain the following characteristics as they apply to your group using terminology from the lesson. Describe the group you chose. Explain why your example is a group and not a category or an aggregate.
Is this a primary or secondary group? Does the group serve an expressive or instrumental function? Explain.
What is the leadership style of this group’s leader? How do you know? Explain.
In what ways are people expected to conform in the group? Why do people conform in this group?
Expectations and Criteria for Success:
Your essay should be a minimum of 500 words, double spaced pages with one-inch margins and a 12 point font. It should be in paragraph format. It includes your name, course, date, and instructor’s name.
The essay should follow all instructions
The essay uses correct, standard English grammar and mechanics, and is free of typos as well as punctuation, capitalization, and word choice errors
The essay incorporates multiple, accurate references to online and text content as support for thesis/claims/argument. The essay should use accurately one style of citation ( ASA, or APA).
The essay demonstrates superior, academic knowledge of the topic under study, and is free from general statements, fluff, and summary
The language is clear and concise with a logical flow
The essay is submitted prior to the due date/time
Please refer to the Lesson 3 Writing Assignment Rubric (LO3) for more specific criteria to attain maximum essay score.
Here is an example essay Sample Essay for SOCI 1101
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