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    that could describe the world as it ages, it would be art. Art has been part of our history from the very beginning at which it has served as the earliest form of record of the events that occurred in the past. It also has illustrated and still illustrates life from different time periods and cultures. One recurring subject that appeared throughout the entire history of art is the depiction of man and how it has developed over the centuries. From the art of the Paleolithic period, ancient near East, ancient Egypt, Aegean and Greek cultures, one can see the different ways art have evolved to preserve the legacy of man along with the reflection of the values of the cultures. First, the representation of humans began in the…

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    The art of hairdressing; It has been around for centuries. First appearing in egyptian hieroglyphic. Hairdressing, previously known as barbering, is a profession that arose during ancient times. Romans, Greeks, and Egyptians were the first to practice this profession. It has always been a form of expression and a major symbol in cultures and their religions, having a different meaning throughout cultures. In ancient Egypt, majority of the children 's heads were shaved except for the side,…

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    One of the most famous unknown figures, as well as one of the most strikingly accurate sculptures of Ancient Egyptian artwork is known as the Seated Scribe; though its name is a more generic term, as it is unknown officially what this statue is called. There are many unknown mysteries behind this exquisite piece. Yet it 's overall detail, color, and lifelike quality attracts many, not only to admire its fine detail, but to research the history behind the sculpture. The Seated Scribe, also…

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    one of the most notorious of civilization of ancient times was ancient Egypt. ancient Egypt is a perfect example of a civilization well before its times. its civilization lasted over 4000 years and impacted numerous civilization of its time and today. It demonstrated all six characteristics of a civilization. A government is a group of people who control and make decisions for a country in hopes to maintain order and ancient Egypt had exactly that. Ancient Egypt’s government was lead by…

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    Art has affected religion for centuries in every culture. Furthermore, it displayed what the artist thoughts and ideas were. Ancient Egypt is a great example of historical art. The Egyptians used art to communicate not only with the living but also the dead. To do this they used sculptures, reliefs, paintings, symbolism, and more. One of the most common ways to show artistic ability in Ancient Egypt was to carve sculptures and reliefs. Sculptures and reliefs were one of the few forms of art…

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    Fayum Portraits Analysis

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    of the sprawling oasis area of Fayum in Alexandria -Egypt- (SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE, 2012). Petrie directed his attention to excavations done in the Pyramid of Amenemhet III (Tour Egypt, n.d.). In the pyramid, hundreds of mummies were found with fascinating portraits of the mummified bodies (SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE, 2012). The funeral portraits are know as the Fayum portraits and were later found all around Egypt (SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE, 2012). The Fayum portraits date back to the Greco-Roman era in…

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    For nearly 3,000 years, Ancient Egypt has stood as one of the world’s most advanced civilizations. Ancient Egypt possesses the characteristics of a great civilization with its solid centers of commerce, strong leaders, skilled workforce, organized belief system, social structure, art and architecture, public works, and writing. These eight characteristics has shown that the Egyptians had constructed a wide and expansive civilization. Ancient Egypt, one of the oldest and longest human…

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    three column styles found in ancient Greek architecture. Two of the three column styles found in ancient Greek architecture are Ionic and Corinthian orders. Ionic order columns rest on detailed bases and have slender columns. On top of the columns are double scrolls. In contrast, Corinthian columns are more elaborate compared to Ionic columns. On top of the columns consist of two rows of fanned out leaves and fours scrolls. 2. What were Ushabti? What purpose did they have? Ushabti were small…

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    “Ancient Egypt was a civilization of ancient Northeastern Africa, concentrated along the lower reaches of the Nile River in what is now the modern country of Egypt” (Wikipedia). Although, the Egyptian culture has been called "the gift of the Nile", Egypt is known for its geography , architecture ,and culture; but without the Nile river Egypt may have never existed. Geography is the defining feature of the thriving success of the ancient Egypt empire. The Nile created two very different…

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    Afterlife In Ancient Egypt

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    Chronology of Ancient Egypt Exhibit Pre-dynastic Period 4800-3100 B.C Dynasty “O” 3100-3000 B.C Archaic Period 3000-2686 B.C Old Kingdom 2686-2125 B.C First Intermediate Period 2160-2055 B.C Middle Kingdom 2055-1650 B.C Second Intermediate Period 1650-1550 B.C New Kingdom 1550-1069 B.C Third Intermediate Period 1069-664 B.C Late Period 664-332 B.C The nation of Egypt was mainly successful due to the location of the River Nile. The River…

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