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    Sphinx Of Giza

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    photographs, the Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the most historical and recognizable landmarks in Egypt. Standing at 481 ft all and 756 ft wide, it is the oldest and the largest of the three great pyramids in Egypt; it is also the oldest of the 7 Wonders of the World. This enormous, triangular structure is completed out of pure stone and there are several debates among archaeologists on how it was humanly possible to build; the most accepted argument is the ancient Egyptians using ramps to…

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    The Giza pyramids were raised on a rocky plateau on the west bank of the Nile in northern Egypt and were connected, by secured thoroughfares, to mortuary temples in the valley beneath the level. These sanctuaries had landing stages which were connected to the Nile by a waterway. In old times they were incorporated among the Seven Wonders of the World. There are various theories about how the pyramids were produced. One of the more preposterous theories is that extraterrestrial guests might have…

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    The Great Sphinx of Giza Introduction The ancient Egyptians were a very advanced society and great architects but there are many questions surrounding the pyramids but something that stands out is the Sphinx. Why did the Egyptians build it, no one knows. Most Egyptologist believe that the Sphinx is supposed to represent Pharaoh Khafre or Pharaoh Djedefre. One of the first things you will notice when you first see the Sphinx is what happened to it’s nose. The Sphinx is used as a tourist…

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    Through art, cultures reflect many traditional traits such as religion, pride, history, power, and beauty. Ancient Egyptians left us with a very unique forms of art. In their culture, artists used symbols and images to express very mysterious and simply remarkable times in Egyptian history. They also used art in the form of sculptures, monuments, architecture, and paintings. Ancient Egyptian art tells us a lot about their culture. Through art, they express not only their history, agriculture and…

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    of place. The scale of the pyramids, the far reaching stretch of the avenue of the dead, the symmetry of the walls, the rhythmic placement of the temples and highly decorated dwellings, filling the visitor’s peripheral vision, immersing them in the space, giving confirmation to one’s place in the world (Pallasmaa 2005, 11-13); a city of power and order. Creating a central spine, The Avenue of the Dead is 40 metres wide and 5 kilometres long. Beginning at the pyramid of the feathered…

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    Egypt Old Kingdom

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    of the most dynamic periods in Egyptian art. In the third dynasty, 2649 B.C.E-2575 B.C.E, King Djoser’s architect, Imhotep, used a series of stepped stone mastabas instead of the classic mastaba to house the bodies of their kings and queens. The artistic geniuses of the Old Kingdom went on to develop sophisticated tombs based on Imhotep designs. Throughout the Old Kingdom, architects began to realise the beauty of stepped mastabas to create simple, triangular pyramids. The kings of the fourth…

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    one of the seven wonders of the world, the Great Pyramid of Giza is a defining symbol of Egypt in a few different ways. It was built as a tomb for the Egyptian ruler at the time, pharaoh Khufu, meaning Cheops in greek. It has a unique background of how it was built, why it is one of the seven wonders of the world and why this Great Pyramid was built. One of Egypt’s greatest mysteries is how the Great Pyramid of Giza was built. This astonishing pyramid took twenty years to build, while the…

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    Egyptian Field Trip

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    Hey, how are you doing? I’m loving it so much at the Egyptian field trip. So far I’ve learned a lot about pyramids for example who built them and what was their purpose. This place is amazing is so informational and its answering most of my questions about the pyramids. The purpose of them building pyramids was to use their pyramids as a place to put their tombs after they die. The other purpose of building pyramids is to keep their valuable things away from the robbers so they don’t…

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    Sphinx Of Giza Conspiracy

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    and throne successor of his brother Djedefre. This theory is proven due to the same building methods as Khafra's causeway and his pyramid. This along with a small statue of what Khafra looked like makes the theory the most sound out of all of them. It must be taken with a grain of salt though, because no clear markings link Khafra to the Sphinx, or any other Egyptian ruler. The reason why was also…

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    Newgrange Art

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    The first piece of art that I have decided to discuss is a prehistoric monument in Ireland called Newgrange. It was built during the Neolithic period around 3000 BC to 2500 BC, making it older than Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids. The Newgrange monument primarily consists of a large mound, built of alternating layers of earth and stones, with grass growing on top and a reconstructed facade of flattish white quartz stones studded at intervals with large rounded cobbles covering part of the…

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