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Den Fula Sanningen: En studie om definitionen av fulhet i forntidens Egypten
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Egyptology.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The Ugly Truth : A Study about the Definition of Ugliness in Ancient Egypt (English)
Abstract [en]

In Ancient Egypt, the concept of beauty is well-known and discussed by modern scholars. This concept is known from the old Egyptian language as ‘nfr’. In contrast to this, the term and concept of ancient Egyptian ugliness is neither understood nor analyzed. Since the Egyptians indeed had a perception of societal beauty, then logically, they would have had a perception of ugliness as well. This study aims to uncover the truth about the ugly and grotesque in ancient Egypt, questioning how this would have been expressed and manifested in Egyptian society. The research in this study is conducted through the hermeneutic method of comparison and analyzation, which of mostly is pictorial, however includes some textual evidence as well.      

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2019. , p. 41
Keywords [en]
Ugliness, ugly, Egypt, appearance, idealism
Keywords [sv]
Fulhet, ful, Egypten, utseende, idealism
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Archaeology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-385365OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-385365DiVA, id: diva2:1323948
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Available from: 2019-06-13 Created: 2019-06-13 Last updated: 2019-06-14Bibliographically approved

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