An Essay On The Giza Pyramids

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As we look at people with fancy jewelries, masks, and luxurious apparels and black slim dogs and cats with narrow muzzles, we quickly visualize about Egypt, but why? Have you ever wondered why we know that? Egypt is a fascinating culture as well as their art is so marvelous. The way they reflected their religion and culture on their art and the way the artists sculpted human figures such as muscle lines and face shapes are unbelievably spectacular. A culture may be strongly represented with style. Since Egyptians believe death afterlife, they created majority architectures and work of arts for their kings which are called Pharaoh. The architectures were created for representing the Pharaohs’ power and majesty, so walls, columns, and details …show more content…
The three main pyramids in the Giza and some tombs complexes were built over three generations by Fourth Dynasty kings - Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure whose rule spanned c.2551-2472 BCE. The largest and oldest one of the Giza pyramids is Khufu’s one which covers 13 acres at its base and height is about 480 feet- some 30 feet above the current peak. The complex of Khafre ( c.2520-2494 BCE) is the best conserved. In addition to these important structures, several smaller pyramids were belonging to queens. Being buried near the pharaoh was a great high respect and helped guarantee a prized place in the afterlife. The shape of the pyramid was a solar reference, maybe intended as a solidified form of the rays of the sun. The pyramid was considered the place of regeneration for the kings. There is big questions that how the pyramid actually were built and what the methods were. The designers of the Pyramids tried to secure that the tombs of the kings would never be disarranged. Khufu’s (a king from Fourth Dynasty) builders left his tomb chamber in the center of the mountain of masonry, at the end of a long, narrow, steeply, rising passageway, sealed off after the king’s burial by fifty tones stone block. Three false passageways, tried to mislead, because early looters penetrated to the tomb chamber and stole Khufu’s funeral …show more content…
It is painted limestone relief, and the size is 31.1 x 38.7 cm. Egyptian art was great and it was demonstrated by this relief named “Akhenaten and his family” which is one of the most famous artwork from the Amarna period. In this art Queen Nefertiti and Akhenaten sit on cushioned thrones playing with their nude daughters.Even in a family scene like this, there is still a religious aspect. The Aten is there to hold ankhs to the noses of Akhenaten and Nefertiti. This must be an early artwork. The three children are Merytaten (being kissed by Akhenaten) Meketaten (sitting on Nefertiti 's lap) and Aknkhesenpaaten (the baby on Nefertiti 's shoulder). Sculptors used three-dimensional forms, and details within the stone block. This skill shows that how unique Egyptians were. While this stone block is great work of art, the “Tutankhamun’s Golden Death Mask” has more details and has more quality. Akhenaten’s son and successor Tutankhamun died at the age of 19 years, He was buried with a twenty-four pound golden death mask that was placed over his head and shoulders. The mask is made from solid gold and is inlaid with blue glass, lapis lazuli and various semi-precious stones. An amazing death mask made by skilled Egyptian people, showing the world how Egyptians great at art. Tutankhamun’s cuboid-shaped throne was one of the most spectacular things Howard Carter saw when he entered the

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