The temple was mainly inspired by Hathor, the goddess of joy, feminine love, and motherhood. On the walls of the temple, there are detailed inscriptions of the expedition to punt and her birth. The temple was discovered in 1871 by a temple robbing family named el-Rassel. Deir-el Bahri is located near the Valley of the Kings, and the Theban Mountain. A very important person in the uncovering of Hatshepsut’s monument was Henri Naville.
Ancient architecture preserves history Two historical monuments with extraordinary architectural stories are rare to find still standing to this day. The Parthenon and the Great Pyramids of Giza are perhaps two of the most magnificent pieces of architecture the world has ever seen. In order to creates a better understanding of the importance of the two ancient structures the differences and similarities of the Parthenon and the pyramids constructions, functions along with relevance both then and now must be explored. The Parthenon and The Great Pyramids of Giza both share some similarities about the creation process behind them as well as some differences. They were both created by two extremely influential
According to William L. MacDonald, who wrote the book The Pantheon: Design, Meaning, and Progeny, “Hadrian’s Pantheon is one of the grand architectural creations of all time: original, utterly bold, many-layered in associations and meaning, the container of a kind of immanent universality.” While Hadrian was not the architect of the very first Pantheon, he was the architect of the one that stands today. The first Pantheon was started in 27 BC by Marcus Vispanius Agrippa. It was unfortunately destroyed by a fire in 80 CE. The second Pantheon was commissioned by Domitian, but it was struck by lightning in 110 CE and burned down as well. In 118 AD, Hadrian completely rebuilt it and made it the majestic beauty that it is today.
The Egyptians The Egyptian design style is mystic and powerful. Their style has origin from the history that ancient Egyptian civilization was based on religion, which was central to ancient Egyptian society. They believed in life after death and their brief and wishes on eternal life was much stronger than the other religions. Mummification is one of the examples and well preserved mummified body in tomb was important as well as objects placed together with the body, which was believed to take into the afterlife. Larger quantities of luxury items such as gold, jewellery, richly decorated chairs, tables and cabinets were buried with wealthy Egyptians, showing the wealth and power of the family.
The Mughals were extremely fond of art and architecture. They sanctioned the building of huge tombs, gardens and masjids. The Empire founded by Babur was based on religious toleration. During Babur’s rule, new Hindu temples were built with his permission. Trade with the rest of the Islamic world, especially Persia and through Persia to Europe, was encouraged.
The Basilica is over 400 years old and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The shrine is a magnificent example of baroque architecture which holds within its walls inscriptions, murals and paintings that are of aesthetic and historic value. The marble floor of the Basilica is ornamented with precious stones. The scared remains of St. Francis Xavier are placed in a silver casket within this shrine atop a mausoleum which is a gift from Cosimo III, the Grand Duke of Tuscany. Before the Basilica became the final resting place of the beloved saint, his body was moved and buried three times.
Project 1 Assignment: Hollyhock Comparison Student’s Name Institutional Affiliation Date of Submission Introduction The Hollyhock House was designed by Frank Lloyd and is regarded as his greatest achievement in California. It displays a mélange of architectural themes that works perfectly well, yet many people feel that he is not solely responsible for the work. The house was built for an oil heiress in the 1920s. This paper is out to analyze the Hollyhock house and later compare it to other works of art in regions like Asia and other parts of America. This house is architecturally a unique marvel that feels retro and futuristic at the same time, thus standing out as the most significant structure in the 20th century by American architects (Department of Culture Affairs, Los Angeles).
Ancient Egyptian architecture is the construction of ancient Egypt, one of the most influential civilizations throughout history, in which industrialized a vast array of diverse structures and great architectural monuments along the Nile, including pyramids and temples. (Ancient Egyptian architecture, 2015). The architecture of Ancient Egypt - a country of two parts, which is Upper and Lower Egypt - reflected two major characteristics of Egyptian culture. As a result of these two issues, a huge amount of Egyptian architectural designs, building materials and labor force were devoted to the construction of huge Pharaonic grave complexes, identified as Pyramids, designed to preserve the Pharaoh 's body and defend his belongings after death, so as to facilitate his passage into the after-life. (Ancient Egyptian Architecture Series:Architecture of Ancient Egypt, n.d.) The great architectural achievements of the past are built of stone.
Perform Rajasuya, the greatest of sacrifices.” Rajasuya is a Śrauta ritual of the Vedic religion. It is a consecration of a king. The Rajasuya emphasized royal power and endowed the king with a divine charisma, raising him, at least for the duration of the ceremony, to the status of a god. King Yudhisthira, having heard the advice of Narada, sighed heavily and engaged his thoughts in the matter of the Rajasuya sacrifice. He assembled his counsellors and ministers in the imperial court and worshiped them accordingly.
Introduction “The Taj Mahal rises above the banks of the river like a solitary tear suspended on the cheek of time.” These were the very words used by Rabindranath Tagore to capture the immense beauty and majesty of one of the creations of the Mughal Empire- the Taj Mahal. The Mughals played an extensive role in influencing the culture and architecture of the Indian subcontinent. Structures such as forts, tombs and palaces have shown the architectural prowess of the Mughal Empire. Such adroitness was however not only displayed in the areas of design and construction but also in battle strategy and artillery development. A proof for the same was that they had initially entered India from Afghanistan with a small army and had managed to conquer and establish a powerful and wealthy empire within a short span of only twenty years.