The Pyramids Of Giza And Mexico 's Teotihuacan Essay

1342 Words Jan 25th, 2016 6 Pages
For my final project I have chosen to feature Egypt 's Pyramids of Giza and Mexico 's Teotihuacan, which are pictured on the pages above, as my subjects. The Pyramids of Giza were constructed between 2575-2465 BCE. They belong to Egypt 's Old Kingdom, and were built for three of the 4th dynasties pharaohs. Over 7,600 miles to the west lays the ancient city of Teotihuacan. It belongs to Mesoamerica, and consists of two large pyramids, a smaller, but no less important, temple, and several smaller buildings. Each group or pyramids are exquisitely done, and brings a great amount of pride to their individual cultures. This paper will touch on the history of both groups, and their cultures, along with an overview of each group and how they are similar and different. Constructed during Egypt 's 4th Dynasty, The Pyramids of Giza are truly an astonishing work of architecture. These pyramids display several of the characteristics, that are now known, to be attributed to the Ancient Egyptian era. Years of research show that much of the ancient Egyptian 's focus in their artistry, was that of a religious nature, regardless of medium. Artists of the time, focused their efforts on depicting the various Gods and Goddesses, immortality and the afterlife, and the glorification of the pharaohs. (MindEdge) One of the best examples of this is the Pyramids of Giza. Each pyramid was built to be the final resting place of a pharaoh (Khufu, Khafre, or Menkaure) upon his death, and subsequent…

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