Egyptian art is known widely for its depiction on telling a story with artwork. The Egyptian hieroglyphics portray this perfectly, though the main focus of these interesting forms may have a different meaning than some are used to. This is also true for the way many Egyptians portray their human figures. There is a continuous quality about them that has spanned many centuries. The figures are almost always stiff, posed in a manner that shows authority and drives the point of the artwork home. Even the astounding hieroglyphics are depicted in a manner that shows the figure at the best angle, even if it is contorted. Most of them are based around ...
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...do what pleases us? Do we put effort into things that do not matter? It can almost certainly be said that we do not, just as the Sumerian and Egyptian cultures did. Perhaps this means we are all simply human, or perhaps we are closer to our past than we want to believe.
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