Such a remarkable masterpiece appeals to the eye’s of all and entices them of the history of the United States. The large monument has a clean cut design, with the use of marbles and pillars, and seating Lincoln in the center of it all, helps draw the attention to one specific figure and honor him, as well as his accomplishments. Similarly, like the Lincoln memorial stands the carving of the Crazy Horse, it itself is a powerful demonstration of a historical figure, the statue demonstrates its authority with its “broad chest” and “outstretched arm,” while mounted on “his horse.” The statue symbolizes the strength of the man, through the detail of his muscular body and his large and magnificent horse. This statue calls attention to not only
Throughout history, the conquering of lands has held a large contribution in the development of various civilizations. The remnants of these conquests have celebrated the feats of rulers and their achievements. When military campaigns occurred frequently in the ancient Middle East, the victories of rulers have been recorded through inscriptions, artwork, and stone monuments. Rulers often recorded their conquests as a way to glorify their victory which helped for multiple purposes such as establishing power for both the ruler and his people.
The modern American culture is fascinated by the Ancient Egyptians and their style of art. It is displayed in music videos, architecture, fashion, and so on. People love it. Part of what makes Egyptian culture so enticing is the works of art that archeologists have found over the years. Two examples of those works of art include Menkaure and His Wife and Akhenaten.
The second person I chose was Archimedes. He too, had many outstanding achievements and features, but I’m only highlighting two important things. He had created some of the first and most famous simple machines; the pulley, lever, and fulcrum. They are actually still used today, and they are amazing inventions for his time.
King Ramses the 2nd was known as the 'Keeper of Harmony and Balance, Strong in Right, Elect of Ra’. Ramses lived till he was 90, which was incredible long for that time period. King Ramses also had a very long dynasty and he was the third pharaoh in the 19th dynasty. Not only was Ramses known for lasting years and years he also helped Egypt with many architectural accomplishments. King Ramses had many accomplishments but probably what he was the most known for his architectural achievements some example of what he has done is the Ramesseum which is a “memorial temple” that is located in Thebes.
Adontee Neddham Mr.Hohm 8th Grade Social Studies 04/24/17 The Arlington Cemetery If the graveyard is truly the richest place on the planet, then much can be gained from visiting the Arlington Cemetery. The Arlington Cemetery is an insightful place to visit: it is home to soldiers who fought for freedom, some of America’s greatest civil rights activists, and significant political leaders who will never be forgotten. Not only does the Arlington Cemetery hold over four hundred thousand of America 's greatest figures, (CNN) but it also holds over four hundred thousand accounts of history.
King Offa is seen as one of the most influential leaders when it comes to the topic of Saxon Kings. The King of Mercia, King Offa’s title, has been recognized by many because of his ruthless and strong characteristics he gained during his rule. Focusing on many of Offa’s ideas, it is seen that the King of Mercia set extremely high standards for many of his successors. Unifying southern England and creating ties with continental European leaders helped prove that Offa is one of the greatest Saxon leaders.
This also illustrated her well managed authority, because all of the goods brought back were used to fund her enormous architectural projects, which was also a large achievement from her rule (Salisbury “Hatshepsut”). Throughout her rule, Hatshepsut took on many different architectural projects, such as building a set of majestic obelisks with inscriptions and the repairing of different shrines around the civilization (Cooney 225; Salisbury “Hatshepsut”). These projects, which took many years to complete and cost a fortune, were a physical
The most famous cemetery in the United States is Arlington National Cemetery, which is located in the state of Virginia. The perfect marbled stone, of which say the name of those who are honorable enough to be buried at Arlington, overlooks our nation’s capital Washington D.C.
One example of their architecture that shows how important their gods were to them is the Deffufa. The Deffufa is a large block built from masonry mud and the palaces and temples were placed on top of this. This is very similar to how Cahokia was set up, the elite members were closest to the gods and the gods were held above all others in terms of importance. The Deffufa was found in the city of Kerma, and it is believed that this was a Nubian ceremonial place. The Deffufa is still an important ceremonial location today and many people visit it.
It is inconceivable that some of this art was created thousands of years ago, given the intricacy and mesmerizing beauty of some of the pieces there. The exhibits that captured my imagination the most were those collections from the Egyptian, Greek, and Roman civilization. I have always been intrigued by ancient civilization for their vast contributions to the present time. In large, this fascination is a product of the vast amount of knowledge that we have about them from the countless art pieces, sculptures, tombs, literature, writing scrolls, artifacts, clothes and other things that we have been able to uncover and preserve. Moreover, the material that I have acquired in this Humanities class, not only has broadened my knowledge and understanding of those civilization, but also has forged strong connection with them.
A shadow cast from the massive castle wall meets you as you stride down the street. But the castle wasn’t a castle at all, it was a former prison, Eastern State Penitentiary to be exact. Approaching the front gate, looking away from the wall is nearly impossible. The wall was made of large stones, the color of faded grave stones, piled one on top of the other, and intertwined like a miss matched puzzle that had been cemented together. Along the walls patches of vines run up the length, attempting to escape to freedom.
Senenmut was another architect from the eighteenth dynasty, who is worthy to be remembered for his fascinating building constructions. Senenmut held a long list of almost eighty titles, inscribed on his statues. The titles describe him as an architect, government official and the tutor of the king’s daughter. He was a commoner who would have elevated to his position through his great achievements. He was trusted by the king, to be the tutor of his daughter Neferure, and this can be seen depicted in seven of his status (Fig. 5).
Both of these artworks peaked my interest because of their historical value. The Laocoon Group sculpture and Theodora and Her Attendants are both beautiful pieces. San Vitale’s work is very detailed and the fact that it’s made from mosaic is even more impressive to me because I’m sure this took a while to complete. This picture represents one of my favorite times in history, the Roman Empire 527-565.