Egypt Tomb Structure

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Egyptian Art The Significance of the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt The tomb structures represent the great architectural designs of ancient Egypt. Interestingly, the development of the tomb structures dates back to the time of Predynastic Architecture (3100 BCE),when the Egyptian societies in both Lower and Upper Egypt followed different burial customs. This made the tomb buildings to varygreatly at the time. The Old Kingdom Architecture (2686-2181BCE) period saw the introduction of stone in the construction of unique monumental structures such as massive pyramids that contained burial chambers.While,the period of the New Kingdom Architecture (1550-1069BCE) was represented by unique, in terms of the tomb structure, designs. Hagen and Rainer statethat the New Kingdom Architecture was featured by the construction of temples, granite statues, rock-built tombs and wall reliefs…show more content…
Notably, the Great Sphinx stands at a height above that of a six-storey building, and it is considerably longer compared to a city-block. Astonishingly, the huge monument is wholly carved out from natural bedrock. It is found in Giza, a city of Egypt. The Great Sphinx guards the Giza pyramids to the Eastern side. The mystery of this monument and the pyramids borders on the time of their construction, the people who built them and why (Hagen& Rainer, 2007). Some historians ascribe the Great Sphinxof Giza to Khafre. Its discoverywas a great milestone in the process of unraveling the mysteries of Ancient Egypt. The statue was found in the Valley Temple which is adjacent to Sphinx. This was a revelation that Khafre was the builder of the Valley Temple as well as the Sphinx. The Khafre 'shypothesishas not been received well by some schools of thought.Theyhold to an opposing view arguing that there is no clear evidence to give the credit of erecting the Sphinx to Khafre(Hagen& Rainer,
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