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Major Resources
The Age of God-Kings. Virginia: Time-Life Books, 1987.
The shadows in the photos of various reliefs showed how deeply-carved the reliefs are.

Akbar, N. Light from Ancient Africa. Florida: Mind Productions and Associates, 1994.

Asante, M.K. Kemet, Afrocentricity and Knowledge. New Jersey: Africa World Press, 1992
This book was a good introduction to an afrocentric approach to the study of ancient Egypt.

Drop, C.A. Precolonial Black Africa. New York: Lawrence Hall Books, 1987
To students, this book was very profound.

From the collection of the DIAWe used various books on ancient Egypt, and slides, postcards and posters available from the Detroit Institute of Arts to look at carved wall reliefs. We discussed that wealthy ancient Egyptians furnished their tombs with everything their spiritīs would need in the next life. Many activities of daily life were carved on tomb walls in shallow relief sculpture. Images of the tomb owner were to represent him or her for eternity, so their figures were represented in the most recognisable way. The face and feet were shown in profile while the eye, shoulders and torso were shown frontally. Names, prayers and offering lists written in hieroglyphs were also included in the wall reliefs. Today, many fragments of these wall reliefs are displayed in museums.

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