Ancient Egypt Pottery Research Paper

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When you think of the ancient Egyptians you most likely think of the pyramids, what you might not know is that Egyptians are also known for their pottery. Egyptians have been making pottery since far before the pyramids, and were one of the first peoples to make pottery (Quatr). Two of the main types of pottery constructed in ancient Egypt were amphoras and pithos. Pottery in ancient Egypt was constructed with techniques similar to those used today, and was used to house large stores of provisions, as well as storing small necessary items. The ancient Egyptian culture flourished from 5500 BCE, with the rise of technology such as glass-work, to 30 BCE, when Cleopatra VII died, the last Ptolemaic ruler of Egypt (Ancient). When you think of ancient …show more content…
We can infer this because of the progression of pottery in ancient Egyptian, how function preceded aesthetics. Furthermore, we can draw this conclusion owing to the fact that both the pithos and the amphora were used to store meat, bread, fruit, water, oil, wine, and a plethora of other necessities for everyday life. Moreover, the pottery is durable. For my project I will incorporate what I have learned about these two forms of storage in ancient Egypt to create a pot of my own that I will use to store my own personal items, such as flowers, pens, pencils, or other common household items. My work is the size of a amphora vase and a common size for a vase nowadays, thus tying the two cultures together. Now that I am in the process of making this pot I feel more connected to these ancient people. Despite the thousands of years that separate us, I feel as if we all, as humans, live similar lives. One might say that this is completely off-base, and this is accurate in some respects. For example, technology has advanced rapidly in the past few centuries, however, the simple need for storage, that all people share, can be solved through a common means. Hence tying the human race together through

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