THE MUSICAL ACTIVITIES DURING THE PRE-DYNASTIC AND EARLY PERIOD IN EGYPT
Document Type: Original Article
El Malt, N.
MA Student, Guidance dept., Faculty of Tourism and Hotel Management, Helwan Univ., Egypt
This paper examines some various archaeological sources related to music and dance activities during the Pre-dynastic and early period in Egypt. And by selecting those sources from different areas in Egypt, a descriptive analysis can help better understand the studied music and dancing representations, while the comparative study here may help reaching a clear conclusion about the connection of those early representations with those from the later periods in Egypt. Some of the various sources studied here, do confirm the existence of musical and dance performances in the different aspects of the daily life and funerary rituals since then, while others highlight a wider documentation of dancer’s activities compared to those of singers’ and musicians’, of which only a few have been docum-ented. Through the different studied sources documenting musical and dancing activities from pre- and early dynastic societies in Egypt, their important function and role can be suggested.
Early dynastic ibA Pre-dynastic Oxford palette Mace-head Naqqada Dancers
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