The Egyptians were the ones that made the technology that pulled the huge stones up to the right places. They made all of the graphs and all of the charts; it is truly amazing. The two main building materials used in ancient Egypt were unbaked mud-brick and stone. Stone was generally used for tombs—the eternal dwellings of the dead—and for temples—the eternal houses of the gods. Egyptian architecture is characterized by it’s huge scale, heavy walls and supports.
Until today, architects and artists, draw inspiration and understanding from Ancient Egyptian art and architecture as they mastered it. The pyramids are masterpieces that bring wonders to other civilizations; they are marvel of human engineering and constructions. Also, the modern world has benefited greatly from the agricultural and irrigation techniques used by ancient Egyptians in the Nile Valley. Their success of their civilization depended heavily on their religious beliefs as it is what dominated and directed their lifestyle. To conclude, Ancient Egypt left an extraordinary imprint on the world today and many countries across the world value and houses their artifacts.
There is one other thing that stirs the imagination, the building bares the name of the famous Cleopatra and her son, whose father was Julius Caesar. It is possible that these celebrate personalities climbed the same stairs and contemplated, on high, the same landscape which stretches for miles below. In Summation, some of the most precious examples of architecture from the ancient world are of the ancient Egyptians. Although the ancient Egyptians lived in a primitive world, they proved to have great knowledge for building lasting structures that would forever have a unique and majestic influence on the world.
600-590 BCE) detached of the earliest ‘houses of the gods’ due to the use of stone columns which sustain better the fired-clay roof tiles, compared to the wooden columns, used for the first time in a small Temple of Artemis at Ephesus. The Greeks adopted the idea from the Egyptian technology system. In Greek architecture the stone columns shafts were quite fluted, a fact that makes it similar to the Hatshepsut’s temple from Egypt. One of the facts that made the Greek architecture to become unique is the stylized capitals and bases of the columns, in the sixteenth century these methods becoming orders of architecture. Nowadays are well-known that those are a very important part of the Classical architectural language.
Egypt is a large country in the Middle East that spans over two continents. Politically Egypt has vastly changed over the years from the pharaohs to the democratic government currently in place. Their rich culture, has given the world some of the greatest archaeological finds known to man, from the Thebes to the Valley of Kings. They maintain the largest military in the entire Middle East that is currently trying to maintain order in a country that is still in the middle of a revolution. A revolution that has begun to create trying economic times for the Egyptian people.
CONTENTS: - INTRODUCTION - BACKGROUND OF ANCIENT EGYPT & PYRAMIDS - THE STEP PYRAMID of Pharaoh Djoser - THE GREAT PYRAMID of Pharaoh Khufu - CONCLUSION - BIBLIOGRAPHY & FOOTNOTES This essay focuses on two different types of pyramids; the Step pyramid which was the first pyramid and the Great pyramid, which was the largest pyramid built in Egypt. The essay investigates the meaning of the selected forms for the Egyptian culture and explains their dialog with the cosmos. The architecture of ancient Egypt is one of the most important civilizations in history, which developed of different structures and great architectural monuments along the River Nile. The Egypt pyramids were constructed for the pharaoh, as a tomb. Their belief was that the top point of the pyramid was the gate for the soul to travel to the afterlife and return to earth if chosen.
The laws and rules of code the ancient Egyptian’s lived by daily also helped them to understand the seemingly ambiguous nature in The Tale of Sinuhe (1875 BC). The Egyptian pyramids were royal tombs for pharaohs. The Great Pyramid is considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The pyramids are said to have built Egypt by being the force that knit together the kingdom's economy. These building projects took a high degree of architectural and engineering skill, and the organization of a large workforce consisting of highly trained craftsmen and laborers.
Kelly Styslowsky Adam Weekly Art History I Response #4 November 27, 2017 During this semester, so far, we have discussed many different periods of cultures and arts in society and the history behind it. I feel that Egypt was one of many that interested me to talk about for a few reasons. The backbone of Egypt was and still is, the Nile River, which through its annual floods, supported all life in that ancient land. The Nile River was the most important river because it had defined the cultures around the banks itself. The crops were also an important part of the Nile River because it got the rich soil that the Nile has brought to Egypt.
There was usually a descending passage from the North Burial Chamber and underground galleries surrounded all sides but the south side.True pyramids were a natural development to step pyramids, but the structure and construction were very similar. Packing blocks were stacked until the dimension was correct, and then limestone blocks were the finishing touch. The first true pyramid was built after the beginning of the fourth dynasty. One of the first ones was King Sereferu's. His was also the first one to reach great height in True Pyramid form.King Zoser's pyramid was the first pyramid ever built.
Probably the most important thing that the Bronze Age should be noted for in this context is the development of the canon of Egyptian sculpture. Here is quite long, but very complete and precise definition of the word 'canon' given by the Polish Egyptologist Kazimierz Michalowski in his book called Great Sculpture of Ancient Egypt: 1) The canon is a historically conditioned element of indigenous character. 2) It is a result of a mass of observations and experiences that lead to the fixing in art of the most typical forms found in nature but brought down to specific and constant proportions.