New and Old World Archaeology

Topics: Egyptian hieroglyphs, Ancient Egypt, Rosetta Stone Pages: 4 (1517 words) Published: October 26, 2010
Artifacts of the old and new world have some likeness but also have many differences. I made a visit to the Cobb Museum at Mississippi State University to analyze this for myself. When down there, I saw pottery, writing, tools, jewelry, and many other things from each world. I then found ten artifacts of each period that was listed in the back of my workbook on the spreadsheets and wrote descriptions of them. For the new Old World, I described the Moabite stone, Sarcophagus of Eshmunazar, the Roman bronze figure of Artemis, the 60 piece strand of beads, the 107 piece beaded necklace, the bronze beaker Iranian, the bronze Persian repousse bowl, the 11 bracelets, 5 human figurines, and the Rosetta Stone. For the New World, I described the marine shell ornaments, the pottery rattle, the fragment of polychrome vase, the standing man with hands, the head with conical headdress, the seated figure; profile face, head with hair arranged tightly on top of head, the ceremonial funerary vases, and the head ornament incense burner. From the “Old World, I observed several artifacts. The Moabite stone was made as a script that told of King Meesha’s revolts and raids in the area. They were sure but it was made either for or by him. Sarcophagus of Eshmunazar was significant inscriptions written in old Phoenician alphabet similar to old Hebrew script of the Bible. It was some of the earliest evidence of alphabetic writings. Apparently it was Egyptian because of appearance. The inscription on it curses and threatens anyone who desecrated the tomb. The Roman bronze figure of Artemis was of a man with a skirt bottom, boots, something like a map on his back, one foot on a stone with his knee bent and the other leg straight. He appears to be looking out with hands and arms outward with a thick hat or head dressing on. The sixty piece strand of beads originated around 1st century B.C to 1st century A.D. It was a short necklace with small pieces that was...
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