Sphinx of Hatshepsut First association with the Egyptian culture for me is related to Sphinx. That’s why first what caught my eyes was Sphinx of Hatshepsut. No, of course, it is not that massive Great Sphinx in Giza, Egypt but his history is also interesting. This item is a sphynx of Pharaoh Hatshepsut with a human head and lion’s body.
As important as sphinxes were to Assyrian cultures, they were first created by the Egyptians where they typically wore a nemes (head-dress) as worn by Pharaohs. In Egypt, sphinxes with human faces with lion’s mane exist in Nubia, and in the New Kingdom the head was sometimes found with a ram’s head as a
The Stele of Hammurabi is one of the earliest identified codes of laws. Inscribed upon an impressive seven-and-a-half feet tall pillar are 282 laws and standards, which the King of Babylon, Hammurabi, formed in the 18th Century B.C. These laws that he created for his people covered topics from adoption to property rights. Although it contains a retributive justice system, primitive punishments, and gender and status inequality, it was one of the most comprehensive compendiums of law of its time.
1.The name for the Egyptian art piece is named Menkaure and a Queen and is measured at 4 feet 8 inches high and located at Museum of Fine Arts,Boston. Its medium is Greywacke previously supplemented with some red/black paint. http://arthistoryresources.net/menkaure/menkauredescription.html The title of the Grecian art piece is Metropolitan Kouros and is measured at 6 ft. high and located Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
West Mexico: West Mexicans unlike the Olmecs did not produce large sculptures but produced permanent structures like tiered platforms and ball courts. West Mexico is mostly known for its clay sculptures often found in tombs and usually a orange or red color these clay sculptures often depicted rituals. Maya Civilization: Similar to the Olmecs the Mayans also have large statues of rock that honor their rulers like the Stelae D in Copan which is detailed with many symbols and hieroglyphs. The temple of the giant jaguar at Tikal which is 45 feet tall and the burial place for one of their rulers. The temple has 9 huge steps said to represent the 9 levels of the underworld.
On the other hand, the Pyramids of Giza were constructed by multiple pharaohs, in Giza and are seen as a family complex today for the burial of the pharaohs for Egypt to guide them in their afterlives. The construction of the Pyramids of Giza was more about national prestige and leaving behind a
The pyramid of Giza is one of the seven wonders of the world. It is known for its massive size. The great pyramid of Giza is the oldest and largest at the Giza necropolis, which contains two other pyramids and the famed half lion and half human sphinx. It took almost 20 years to construct this marvel, and it was the tallest man-made structure in the world for almost 3,800 years. Also, The Great Pyramid was built to be a tomb for the Egyptian Pharaoh Khufu.
At the heart of the Giza Plateau on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt lays a marvelous archeological site known as the Giza Pyramid Complex. The site is beholding and breathtaking to the extent that it has been listed as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Perhaps this is informed by the fact that the site is composed of constructions of classical antiquity which include three pyramid complexes known as the Great Pyramids, a massive sculpture known as the Great Sphinx, several cemeteries, a workers’ village and an industrial complex. The age of the site perhaps depicting it Solomonic wisdom coupled with the mysteries it carries.
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.
pharaoh khufu real name is khnum khufu. Pharaoh khufu was the second pharaoh of the 4th dynasty . pharaoh khufu was famous for building the great pyramid of Giza. pharaoh khufu had 13 plus two possible kabab, djedefhor, Hetepheres the s, nerfertiabet, possible, khamerernebty possibly, Nefermaat the second , , Mereitites the second ,Baufra, Djedefra, minkhaf , khafre, Babe, Horbaef .,nerfertiabet, possible, khamerernebty possibly, Nefermaat the second His father was pharaoh sneferu, and his mother was Queen Hetepheres .
Ancient Mesopotamia had four first cities: Sumer, Uruk, Ur, and Babylon. Sumer is located in modern day Iraq. The people of Sumer are known as Sumerians. Sumerians built many cities and because they lacked stone and timber they used mud bricks to build with instead. They influenced many cities with their arches, ramps, columns and pyramid shaped ziggurat (Document 1).
Temple of Hatshepsut - “The Mortuary temple of Hatshepsut, who ruled Egypt from around 1479 BC until her death in 1458 BC.” Bent Pyramid-located at Dahshur was the second pyramid built by pharaoh Sneferu. Step Pyramid of Djoser - at the Saqqara necropolis was the very first pyramid built by the ancient Egyptians. Luxor temple - located on the east bank of the River Nile in the ancient city of Thebes and was founded in 1400 BC during the New Kingdom. Great Sphinx-Located at the Giza Plateau, The Great Sphinx is one of the largest and oldest
“Justice consists not in being neutral between right and wrong, but in finding out the right and upholding it, wherever found against the wrong. ”(Theodore Roosevelt) To start off let’s talk about Hammurabi, a king not many people knew about. Thanks to clay writing tablets found by archaeologist, we know some things about him.