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The Sphinx is half animal and half human with a lion’s body and human face, however many were unsure of who’s face it was. One of the other unanswered questions was who built it and why? In the documentary, “Secrets of the Sphinx” these questions are answered with different theories. The sphinx is the biggest individual stone in the world, one of the most studied monuments, and one of the monuments seen in the Giza plateau. The sphinx brought many theories and one that caught my attention is that the Sphinx was built by Djedefhor, son of Khufu and self proclaimed son of the sun-god Ra.
ROAD TO CIVILIZAION: LONG DISTANCE TRADE AND WRITING IN ANCIENT EGYPT By Alyx Shepherd Anthropology 327: Origins of Civilization Instructor: Dr. Steven R. James Thursday, April 24, 2014 Introduction When thinking of Egypt one may conjure up images of pyramids, the Great Sphinx, hieroglyphs, mummies and the Nile. To understand how such a great civilization came to be, one must first become familiar with what it means to be a civilization. There are several characteristics, outlined by British archeologist V. Gordon Childe, that act as a checklist for what constitutes a civilization. Childe’s list was restructured by Charles Redman into Primary characteristics and secondary characteristics of civilization. By examining long distance trade and writing in ancient Egypt one will be able to see how these secondary characteristics were the foundation for a number of the primary characteristics present in Egypt.
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Because its casing stones were polished to the standard of modern optical work. Why was such an enormous undertaking, combined with such incredible accuracy, deemed necessary for the construction of a mere tomb and funerary ornament to a dead king who never occupied it? It is an enormous undertaking for such a seemingly useless building - a building that is thought of by most to be a house for a dead pharaoh. But there are other reasons to question why the Great Pyramid and indeed why any of the thirty or so pyramids were built than simply because of its immense size, features, and effort that must have been involved in its construction. A large amount of theories exist that speculate about its "true" or other functions.
The Great Pyramid In the ancient world, the seven wonders were known as the great images of art and most of them were destroyed by time. However, the Great Pyramid of Giza is the only ancient wonder of the world still standing out there and it is the oldest one. It is about 4,500 years old and It is spawned countless myths, but its real story is about triumph over impossible odds, extraordinary human ingenuity. The Great Pyramid is a mystery to the modern age, even though its purpose; uses, history, and condition have challenged explorers for centuries it will always be considered one of the greatest wonders of the world. Yet how much do we know about it?
The great importance of these aspects is backed up by the grandeur of the pyramids and the amount of time it must have taken to build them. It challenges my mind to think of how these great buildings were constructed by the Egyptians so long ago. The use of precise measurements and careful architecture is outstanding for a civilization to practice in that period of time. I felt that I needed to look into these ancient landmarks more deeply and research as much is I could about them. Writing this paper is a good way for me to better appreciate and understan... ... middle of paper ... ...lear to see that there isn’t a definite answer to how the Egyptians leveled, designed, and constructed the pyramids.