Essay about Pre Dynastic Period Of Egypt

1159 Words Sep 26th, 2016 5 Pages
In Pre-dynastic times, Egypt was divided into Upper and Lower Egypt, most of the major findings were found in Upper Egypt. The architecture in pre-dynastic Egypt is focused on ensuring safety and happiness in the next life. Pre-dynastic architecture started with mastabas which were the standard type of tomb in early Egypt. The mastaba consisted of rectangular brick. Mastabas started out as single burials that quickly changed which made it accommodate multiple families. The most influential feature of the mastaba was the chapel. One of the most important and renowned architecture in pre-dynastic Egypt is the Imhotep, which was the earliest stone structure in Egyptian history. The pyramid was made for King Djoser and was 200 feet high, the structure was built of mastabas and is known as the “stepped pyramid”. It is also known as the Djoser’s home in the afterlife. The structure of pre-dynastic Egypt lasted through many generations. Most notably in a city named Hierakonpolis where archeologist found the Narmer palette (Figure 3-1, 2). The palette presents the creation of the “kingdom of two lands”. Narmer’s palette is a very extensive and elaborate piece of a Utilitarian object which helped Egyptians to protect their eyes from the harmful sun rays. On the front of the palette there are two feline creatures with elongated necks which form a circular shape is known to be a reference to Egypt’s unification. In the top of the palette, Narmer is wearing the crown of Lower Egypt and…

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