The Sphinx was built in between 2550-2500 BCE by the pharaoh Khafre (4th king of Fourth dynasty).The body is 72.55 meters in length and 20.22 meters tall. The Sphinx is thought to be primarily a guardian figure, protecting the tomb of the Khafre by warding off evil spirits. Arabs know the Sphinx of Giza by the name of Abu-al-Hawl, or "Father of Terror. "The Sphinx's face was mainly damaged during French occupation around 1800, when Mameluke troops used it for target practice for their field cannons, but its body has been weathered by the elements for thousands of years.The material of the Sphinx is the limestone bedrock of what geologists call the Muqqatam Formation,the Sphinx is one of
The Minoan civilization is an Aegean Bronze Age civilization that arose on the island of Crete and flourished from approximately 2000BC. It is credited as the first European civilization to use a written language – known as Linear A. It is renowned for the series of great palaces, beautiful frescoes, and distinguished carved stone vases, which reveal it was highly artistic and sophisticated. For about six centuries they prospered, exercising a cultural hegemony over more or less the whole of the Aegean Sea, until the abrupt demise around 1380 BC. The factors to bring about the end of the Minoan period are still intensely debated, though many theories seem to go along with Jared Diamond’s theories regarding a collapse of a civilization—his 5-point
Whereas blue and gold were used to signify the divine to show its unnatural appearance associated with precious materials. Black color expressed royal figures and fertility of Nile from which Egypt was born Today, The Metropolitan Museum of Art consists of approximately 26000 objects of historical, artistic and cultural importance dating from Paleolithic to the Roman period (ca.300,000 BC-AD. 4th century). Most of the collection of the museum is taken from the Museum’s 35 years of archeological work in parts of Egypt. It was initiated in 1906 in response to the increasing western interest in the Egyptian
WEEK THREE READING RESPONSE “Teotihuacan’s Lost Kings – Secrets of the Dead,” PBS Documentary Teotihuacan, “the place where gods were created,” located in the highlands about 50 kilometers (30 miles) northeast of modern-day Mexico City, was one of the most remarkable cities and largest urban centers of the ancient world with at least 25,000 inhabitants. Constructed and likely settle as early as 400 B.C., this ancient metropolis is characterized by the enormous size of its architectural monuments, in particular the temple of Quetzalcoatl, the Feathered Serpent, and the Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon, which are carefully laid out on geometric and symbolic principles, as well as, sacred traditions. The city used to cover more than 20 square
Lisbety Robaina Professor Pat Leitch ENC1102 - 852088 30 June 2015 Casa Grande Ruin National Monument Casa Grande Ruin National Monument, which is situated in the flat plain of central Arizona in between the Gila and Santa Cruz rivers, close to Coolidge and about 15 miles from the town of Casa Grande. It was abandoned around 1450 CE. Casa Grande means “big house” and it was first documented by 17th century Spanish explorers who described the structure as a four story building, as large as a castle and equal to the largest church in these lands of Sonora. Casa Grande was rediscovered, along with the romantic Spanish accounts, by nineteenth-century Americans who marveled at the ruin 's size, sketched and measured it, and speculated about its
In this paper, I will compare and discuss the authentic, Athenian Monument that came about after the war at Marathon and the East Tennessee Veterans Memorial that is located in World’s Fair Park. The Athenian Monument, which was set up in honor of the war dead in ancient Athens, is a single slab of white marble and is comprised of a tribe name (Erechtheis), a four-line short poem, and a casualty list of twenty-two names. The name of the tribe is located at the top of the stone, while the epigram is right below it. The rest of the space is taken up by the twenty-two names, which are lined up in a checkerboard style, alternately indented and spaced out. The East Tennessee Veterans Memorial Monument, which was created more recently right here in Knoxville, is comprised of thirty-two granite towers and a large bell tower in the middle that was taller than me.
Critical analysis of the Pantheon. The pantheon is a nearly 2000-year-old roman temple that still inspires architects and artist alike. The structure was originally built in c. 27 BCE and dedicated by Marcus Agrippa. Comprised of a 142ft wide 142ft tall rotunda under a coffered concrete dome connected to a Greek style porch. It remains the best preserved roman structure to date being the only structure of its size and age to have survived intact.
Washington Becomes U.S. Capitol- In November of 1800, president John Adams became the first of the United States Presidents to live in the White House, previously on June 11, 1800 the Federal Government decided to move the nations capitol from Philadelphia Pennsylvania, to the city of Washington in the District of Colombia (Milli Canter). When Adams first moved into the White House it was still under construction by the French engineer Pierre Charles L’Enfant chosen by George Washington. Overall the location of the capitol was a compromise between the northern states who wanted to pay off the national debt, and the southern states who wanted the Capitol's location to support agriculture and the slave trade (Washington). This decision had a significant impact on the culture and social structure of the United States. The capitol became a symbol for America’s
First, on the region of Classical Revival, Saint Pancras(London), Engalnd which was opened in 1868 by the Midland Railway as the southern terminus of its main line which connected London with the East Midlands and Yorkshire and was expanded from 2001 to 2007 at a cost of £800 million with a ceremony attended by Queen Elizabeth II. The station was designed by William Henry Barlow with 3.7 to 5.2 m high and was constructed with 8 cm chip baseket. Suspension bridge Clinfor(1830-1963) in Bristol, England would be the second. Brooklyn bridge on New York, American built across East River. Besides, architectural structure of Classical Revival in France following the image of the Roman, it must be reminded of Triomphe(1808) and name pillar Vendome(1806).
The Iron Plate Colonel Howard Vyse, John Perring and James Mash; investigated the Great Pyramids in Egypt and had planned/engineered many explosions. This artifact was the artifact of what was to be described of by George Sandy more than 200 years before.This piece of iron seemed to be the “oldest piece of iron known to man.” The piece of iron was found in the Great Pyramids of Gizeh, in Egypt. The Iron Plate was about 26 cm long, 8.6 cm wide, and .4 cm in thickness. Plate weighed 750 Grams in total. The plate also seemed to be black.
also called Otzi the Iceman, the Similaun Man, the Man from Hauslabjoch, Homo tyrolensis, and the Hauslabjoch mummy, is a well-preserved natural mummy of a man who lived around 3,300 BCE. Otzi was discovered in Europe 1991 in the Otztal Alps on the Austrian-Italian border. He is Europe 's oldest known natural human mummy, and has offered an unprecedented view of Chalcolithic Europeans. His body and belongings are displayed in the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology in Bolzano, South Tyrol,
The Navajo National Monument The Navajo National Monument is located in Navajo and Coconino counties in Arizona, with an area of 360 acres. It was created on March 20, 1909 and is administered by the National Parks Service, being incorporated into the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966. It was established to preserve three well-preserved houses of the Anasazi ancestral village, these ruins are Broken Pottery (Kits 'iil), Ledge House (Britát 'ahkin), and Inscription House (Ts 'ah Blii ' Kin). It is said that the Anasazi were the ancestors of Native American Indians, in this area we have the people, Hopi who called them Hisatsinom, the Navajo, the San Juan Southern Paiute and the Zuni. However, they do not like to be told
The Old Parliament House is a three storey brick building with the main floor on the middle level. Murdoch designed it to be simple and practical, and this is reflected throughout the design, extending to the internal fittings and accessories. Old Parliament House was the home of the Federal Parliament in 1927 all the way up to 1988. The building was created by John Smith Murdoch, the first Commonwealth Government architect. He was asked to create a
Franklin Street, the main street through downtown chapel hill was named after Benjamin franklin. Franklin streets Carolina coffee shop was established in 1922 making it one of the oldest original restaurants in the area. Hinton James was the first student on the unc campus. Traditionally, fire engines are red. In Chapel Hill, however, the fire trucks are Carolina blue, like the color of the Carolina Tar Heel sports teams.
It started as an idea from L’Enfant in 1791. A stone from Bethlehem became the foundation stone. The construction of the National Cathedral began in 1907 and took eighty-three years to build, finally finishing in 1990 (History Staff). Another great historic site is Ford’s Theatre. It is where John Wilkes Booth shot Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865.