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Modern Book of the Dead

The Book of the Dead once served as a guideline for the way in which ancient Egyptian people should plead their case in the afterlife in order to avoid being sent to the “bad place”. It was popular among society. People would read the book for guidance on how to convince their god that theyContinue reading “Modern Book of the Dead”

The Fair Treatment of None

Since the ancient days of Mesopotamia under Hammurabi, racial discrimination has been an unfortunate precedent in society. The rule of Hammurabi, most distinctly known for its creation of a written legal code, portrayed how the status of wealth and race can directly affect the outcomes for an individual facing a judiciary. In most cases, theseContinue reading “The Fair Treatment of None”

Book of the Dead

            In the Egyptian Book of the Dead we are given a glimpse into not only the religious values of the Ancient Egyptians but the daily cultural norms that formed their livelihood.  In this book Egyptians would quote entries from the book in order to persuade their god, Osiris to spare them from the harshContinue reading “Book of the Dead”

Code of Ethics: Egyptian Beliefs vs. Modern-Day Values

To the Egyptian’s god, Osiris, each Egyptian must be seen having committed no offenses covered in the Egyptian Book of the Dead during their time on earth before death. Otherwise, it would affect the opportunities they could have in the afterlife. The book did not just appeal to one social rank, but rather it appliedContinue reading “Code of Ethics: Egyptian Beliefs vs. Modern-Day Values”

America: A Modern Babylon?

A modern example of a case where a crime has been punished wrongly due to the economic background or social status was the Brock Turner case. Brock Turner is a Caucasian male who attended the University of Stanford. He was caught and found guilty of raping a girl while he was at school. His sentenceContinue reading “America: A Modern Babylon?”

American “Book of the Dead”

Although ancient Egyptian and modern American societal values differ in many ways, the Egyptian “Book of the Dead” contains truths that stand even in modern times.  Through the Egyptian “Book of the Dead,” the important aspects of Egyptian culture are made apparent. The Egyptians inadvertently created a list of societal values through their Book ofContinue reading “American “Book of the Dead””

Blog #1 Hammurabi code

In the case known as the Affluenza Case, a very controversial decision was made that ended in teen Ethan Couch serving no jail time after killing four pedestrians while drunk driving.  I first heard about this case through the exposure it received on social media, I was shocked with the outcome. It was released thatContinue reading “Blog #1 Hammurabi code”

Ruling: Pocket Change, or Death Row?

The fairness of justice: In 1993 the famous rapper, Snoop Dogg, was involved in one way or another with the Rollin 20’s Crips gang. On August 25th that year, Snoop Dogg was arrested on murder charges of a rival gang member, Philip Woldemariam. According to a Washington Post article by Sharon Waxman, “The jury appearedContinue reading “Ruling: Pocket Change, or Death Row?”