For this project you will investigate a topic in world history up to 1000 CE. Write an essay of 1200 words, in which you examine the development of some aspect of an ‘Ancient City’ and investigate its history as it relates to the rise of civilization. To complete this research you will need to locate 1) one or more primary historical sources (documents written in the ancient period by people living in (or who visited) the city, 2) at least one secondary historical source that places the primary sources in their historical context (works written by contemporary historians).

a) at least ONE Primary Source (a document or object produced by the people and during the time you are investigating). You need to explain why this is a primary source and how you are going to use it.

b); and TWO secondary sources that are scholarly historical articles or books about the topic. Discuss how these sources will help you to place the primary source in its historical context. Provide citations for these (not URLS) in this or a similar format:

– Introduction (your revised proposal)

Then break your story up into sections divided by sub-headings:

– Part I – Sub-heading and then a discussion of what you think the reader needs to know first to follow your argument/story.

– Point a

– Point b

– Point c

– Part II Sub-heading

– Point a

– Point b

– Point c

– Part III (and so on until you have outlined your story)

– Conclusion (either a recap of the main points of your essay, a discussion looking forward from the end of your essay (some like to discuss how their topic relates to today), or both of these.

Bibliography divided into two sections: 1) Primary sources, and 2) Secondary sources

My Project Proposal

feel free to change anything content/sources

The Middle Kingdom of Egypt
The kingdom of Egypt is the most ancient known in Africa. Historians divide the
history of ancient Egypt into the following periods:
Prehistory (up to ca. 3100 B.C.),
the Archaic Period (ca. 3100–2650 B.C.),
the Old Kingdom (ca. 2650–2150 B.C.),
the Middle Kingdom (ca. 2040–1640 B.C.),
the New Kingdom (ca. 1550–1070 B.C.),
the Late Period (ca. 712–332 B.C.),
and the Ptolemaic (Hellenistic) and Roman Periods (332 B.C.–A.D. 395).
The Middle Kingdom of Egypt (also known as The Period of Reunification) is the
period in the history of ancient Egypt between about 2040 BC and 1640 BC,
stretching from the establishment of the Eleventh Dynasty to the end of the
Twelfth Dynasty. When the Eleventh Dynasty reunified Egypt, it had to create a
centralized administration such as had not existed in Egypt since the downfall of
the Old Kingdom government. To do this, it appointed people to positions, which
had fallen out of use in the decentralized First Intermediate Period. This basic
form of administration continued throughout the Middle Kingdom
The Middle Kingdom of Egypt of Dynasty 12, which is on of the great periods of
Egyptian art and literature.
Primary source:
Wah’s jewelry (Thebes, tomb of Wah1985 b.c)-In ancient Egypt both men and
women wore jewelry for adornment, magical protection, and as a symbol of
status. Especially in the Middle Kingdom—are incised with names and titles of