Architecture In Ancient Egypt And Nubia

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Egyptian architecture developed during the dynastic period in the Nile Valley regions of Egypt and Nubia. The types of architectures that are found in Egypt are: sculptures, monuments, and pyramids. During ancient Egypt building great monuments and structures was sign of power. Construction was also a normal task a male would busy themselves with. According to the text in Cultures of the West it states, “Statues of the kings adorned every temple; inscriptions praising their magnificence appeared in every city…” the higher powers were very much praised during ancient Egypt. Civilians would look towards kings and queens for a sense of guide and direction. The Pyramids of Giza, Abu Simbel, Abydos Temple, and Luxor 's Karnak Temple and the Valley …show more content…
The Great Pyramid of Giza is located in Al Haram, Giza Governorate, built in 2250 to 2490 BCE. The pyramids are one of the last surviving seven wonder of the ancient world. They were built as tombs for Pharaohs and their queens to be buried in. The two main materials used to build various architectures in Egypt were unbaked mud brick and stone. Royal palaces, fortresses, great walls of temples, and many other infrastructures were created by using mud bricks. Due to the lack of rain, scarcity of wood, and an abundance of sunlight, mud bricks happened to be the most popular building material. The Great Pyramids of Giza are guarded by the mysterious Sphynx. Seeing the pyramids would be a memorable highlight of a trip to Egypt. It is definitely a place to visit, and should not go unmissed. Next stop is Abu Simbel; it is a 34 minute drive from Giza to Aswan by …show more content…
Although the Abydos Temple isn’t as popular as the Luxor Temple nearby, it has its own unique beauty. The walls of the Abydos Temple are decorated with hieroglyphics each telling a story from ancient times. It was built by Seti 1 of the 19th dynasty, and was principally dedicated to Osiris. The temple was the central point for the pharaoh’s cult worship of Osiris, and also became one of the most important burial centers in ancient Egypt. In the temple of Seti 1 there are no less than seven sanctuaries in the inner temple honoring many other rulers and pharaohs. Nonetheless, the Abydos Temple has many hidden historical events, along with massive structures in dedication to other rulers. It is also very beautiful and magnificent to the eyes, for it is one of the inventive treasures in Ancient Egypt. The next destination is Luxor 's Karnak Temple and the Valley of the Kings. It is a 2 hour 1 minute drive by car from the Abydos

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