Zapotec The extraordinary pyramid you are currently looking at was created by the Zapotec. The amazing pyramid is located in Monte Albán. The pyramid was created during the 700s BCE. This pyramid is large and has alot of terraces. This pyramid also contains deep stone stairs. It's thought that this pyramid was used for storage, mostly valuable items. Also, people thought that this pyramid was used sometimes for a home of rulers of the land. Chavin The animal head you are peeking at is by the Chavin. The animal head is located in Chavin de Huánter. It was thought to have been created around 900 BC. A lot of people think that the reason of this animal head was to display a kind of art piece. This animal head has many features including, eyes, …show more content…
The very grave you are staring at is located in La Venta Mexico, in the center of the Olmec community. The grave was thought to be created before 400 BCE. The material this grave is made out of is thick stones. The grave is near by a lot of pillars. This grave was believed by some that the grave was used as an attraction. If you were to look down, you will see a court that was created by the Zapotec. This is also located in Monte Albán. The court was also created during 700s BCE. This ball court has a field right in the middle, it is very nice. The field has a Z slanted walls on both left side and right side. It was believed that this ball court was used for the purpose of playing sports. Also, it was believed that this ball court was used for religious matters , sacrificing purposes. This Cactus Stirrup vessel was created by the Chavin. This was made in Peru, and sometime between 900 and 200 BC. These vessels were used for looks. This Cactus vessel is a Tembladera-style. The material this vessel is made out of is gold and ceramic Chavin ancient artifacts. The purpose of this vessel was that it was a the Chavin's gold crown. Also, it served as feline, the Cactus Stirrup
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Surely, it was easily recognizable during the Early Zhou dynasty that it was a ritual wine vessel and for the wealthy to use for their offerings. But today, at first glance, it may look intimidating with its sharp points from top to bottom. The vessel has a unique shape and green patina color that catches the eye whether looking disgusting or elegant. It is also not very inviting with its rough looking texture, long spout, and awkward handle. Right where the rim of the cup starts and the spout ends are a pair of capped posts rising from the rim. Opposite from the spout is a sharp leaf-shaped rim, which could be easily mistaken as the spout, since wine could be poured out from that end too, technically. The design was modeled after a bird in flight. However, with a closer look, the detailed work on the vessel shows. This one has a somewhat thin braided or grid-like design imprinted around the whole cup, which makes it unique from other bronze vessels. Most Shang bronze vessels have a dominant motif of a frontal monster or animal-like mask known as a taotie. It typically had horns, eyes, nose, upper jaw, fangs, horns, eyebrows, and ears; therefore, sometimes could be known as opposed animal profiles or split representation as well (Cantor). Some versions include legs and a tail. With the closer look, the strong structure is more apparent as well. It is a unique one resembling a camera's tripod, though pointier and could actually be real sharp. Developed from the gu which was a goblet used for a single drinker, this jue was considered a small ewer on legs. It was a wine cup that only ancestor spirits could "hold and touch", not to mention its large size. This specific Ritual Wine Vessel measures a little over eight inches in height and a little over six inches in width due to
Moctezuma’s headdress is nearly 500 year old, and remarkably well preserved. It is 46 inches high and 69 inches wide. The headdress’s outermost layer, and most predominant layer, is made up of 400 iridescent green tail feathers from the male Resplendent Quetzal, a bird from the montane cloud forests of Central America. “The Aztecs venerated the Resplendent Quetzal as the god of
The stone was found in 1790 by accident in the Plaza Mayor of Mexico City, when workmen who were excavating the earth to pave the plaza. It was discovered facedown, so it only seemed as if it was a large blank stone until it was turned over and the intricate details and deity was finally shown. It was decided to be set on the side on the Catedral Metropolitana, where it was abused and misunderstood for nearly a century. It wasn’t until 1885 and almost a hundred years of abuse by the people of Mexico, it was decided to be placed in the Museo Nacional. Although researchers at the time knew the importance of the Aztec stone, “students of Mexican antiquities, the founders of our archaeology, eagerly urged the successive governments to shelter and protect this significant monument of the pre-Hispanic past from the ignominy that it had suffered. According to chroniclers of the period, when it was displayed, the ignorant masses hurled filth and rotten fruit at the calendrical relief. Even the soldiers who at a certain time occupied the centre of Mexico—because of the constant violent tumult and foreign invasions that characteriz...
The Old Temple was built during the late Initial Period and it was the “center of supernatural power and authority.” It was a U-shaped platform opening to the east with a circular courtyard in the center. The Old Temple also consisted of numerous passageways and chambers underground called galleries. These galleries were used for storage chambers, religious rites, and possibly temporary or permanent living for small groups working with temple activities. The Lanzon Gallery is located at the very center of the Old Temple. It was where the sculpture of the Lanzon was found. The Lanzon, the supreme deity of Chavin de Huantar, is anthropomorphic. With its feline head and human body, it has intertwined the feline deity of Chavin de Huantar and the shaman of the pre-Chavin period.
1.The Step Pyramid is known as the Pyramid of Djoser and was built around 2667–2648 BC. It is located at Saqquara necropolis, Egypt.El Castillo aka the Temple of Kululcan is located at the center of the archaeological site of Yucatan, which is in Mexico. It was built around 9th–12th century.
The pyramids can be found in Mexico and Egypt.. The pyramids of Giza can be found in Cairo, Egypt. The most familiar and popular pyramids are located in Egypt. Besides the Egyptians the Aztecs also made pyramids which were located outside of their capital city of Tenochtitlan. The Mayans also mad...
On the 12th of October, Mr Leo Díaz was renovating his house and while installing a new pool, and while digging out the earth for the pool he found a statue of an Aztec Goddess, Chantico the goddess of fires in family hearths and volcanoes. Since then various Archaeologist have been searching and digging up a perimeter of 200 metres by 200 metres. On the 5th of November, Julian Psyridis has found the remains of an ancient temple used by the Aztecs to perform human sacrifices, festivals and ceremonies. The remains left behind was an obsidian knife used to sacrifice humans, statues of Aztec Gods and the remains of an altar.
This piece reminds me of the “Terracotta Warriors” in the Shaanxi province of China. c. 210–209 B.C.E. The Terracotta Army was sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. This too was a form of funerary art buried with the emperor and whose purpose was to protect the emperor in his afterlife.
In these altares family members put pictures of their family members who have passed away, with some of their favorite foods and drinks. A big role in altares are candles, marigolds, salt, water, and skulls. The candles represent the light in which the souls should follow in order to find their homes. The marigolds are the official Day of the Dead flowers but other flowers can be used in their place as well. The flowers represent how fragile life is and the petals are also used to create a path for the souls to follow. The salt and water come as a pair. The salt is to remain pure from any evil they may attract to their visit on earth and the water is is not only to pass down the salt but to to quench the thirst as well because the souls have had a long journey and they need to remain hydrated. Lastly the skulls, majority of these skulls decoration are made of sugar because Mexico is rich in sugar but also because many people are poor it’s easier to make them rather than buying expensive decorations. The skulls are used to represent the soul, but why skulls? Aztecs believed that when a body had rotted away and there was only the bones left that 's where the soul would
Pyramids are one of the Ancient Architectural structures known to man. They were built as tombs for pharaohs and queens. To a layman, when a pyramid is being made mention of, one automatically assume the Egyptians. Although one of the trademarks of the Egyptians was the pyramid, the Mesopotamians were the first to construct a step-like pyramid structure. These platform-raised buildings were known as Ziggurats. The ziggurat was the major architectural structure for the founders of the Mesopotamian civilization (3500 and 3000 B.C.E); “the Sumerians.” Ziggurats were constructed using sun-dried baked stones that prevented it from lasting longer like the pyramids in Egypt. The most famous of them all was the ziggurat of King Urnammu at Ur in Iraq, although not as old as the pyramid’s of Giza. The lower levels of the ziggurats are covered with planted trees and dirt just to give it a mountainous effect. There is a belief that the gods lived on mountains thereby bringing the worshippers closer to heaven. Back then, only powerful priests were allowed to go inside the ziggurats.
The third artifact is a small Panel with Horse Heads, with a height of around 14 inches and a width of around 9 inches. Similar to the Minbar Doors, this panel is also made of wood and carefully carved. The design of the panel consists of flowery/leafy designs and two horse heads, facing away from each other. The “chiaroscuro effect” was used in this panel, meaning the panel was carved to a variety of depths. This artifact is located in Gallery
According to an article called The red Queen of Palenque, during the discovery of the Red Queen in a temple in Chiapas there was a discovery of two other skeletons that accompanied the Red Queen (2014). Based on the investigations on this particular site, they believed it was a young perish and a women remains. It is still a mystery why a young child and a women would be placed in the temple with the Red Queen. During the discovery of the remains of the Red Queen, there was not any traditional style of a burial. A traditional burial of a particular person was buried with precious stones and different types of jewelry, but in this cause it was a different situation. According to Heyworth, she was buried with a death mask that has pieces of precious stones, like malachite (2015). The Red Queen was also accompanied with other people in addition to the mask. According to Heyworth, the burial of the Queen was accompanied with the treasure of many precious stones, and as well being accompanied with a young boy and a women (2015). While these remains that were placed with the Red Queen, it is considered to be a sacrifice. The interesting part of this particular archaeological
Interestingly enough, the meaning of the pyramid in the 1990's is not that far removed from the meaning of the original pyramids of Giza. When first looking at the two images and deciding exactly what each represents, it seems at first as if the entire meaning of the original structure is lost in today's use; however, there is a connection of meaning on a deeper level on close examination.
The egyptians built the pyramids in many ways but they are all amazing. Khufu's pyramid aka The Great Pyramid of Giza is the oldest and largest pyramid. It was the tallest structure in the world for 3,800 years(Sen). The pyramids are a good place for tourism, because they are a nice way to see how things have changed dramatically over decades ago. Another reason is because the ancient Egyptians had a very impressive way of of life, and they were able to build such elaborate things without having and machines to help them. Some archeologist say that slaves did not build the pyramids, but they were actually paid Egyptian workers(Logan). The "Egyptians were employed and archeologists estimate the workers would have had to set a 2.5-15 ton block every 2 ½ minutes to finish Khufu's pyramid in about 30 years(Sen)."The Egyptians had a very fascinating lifestyle.