The main church of the Chora Monastery, also known as Kariye museum or as Kariye Camii traditionally, represents one of the most important and oldest religious structures of East Roman art with its architecture, mosaics and frescoes. The reputation of Chora, comes after the Justinian’s Great Church, attracts increasing number of tourists every year because of its splendid mosaic and fresco decoration. The decoration and the restoration of the monastery, which dates from ca. 1316 to 1321, contain the versatility and the great skill of Byzantine artists. From the later Byzantine period, fresco painting displays much about the mobility of artistic techniques and styles.
The tombs of the second class, best represented at Mochlos, have walls built of stone slabs which sometimes still stand to a height of 2.5 meters. In some cases, a bedrock cliff-face is used as the back wall. These buildings were certainly roofed, presumably with flat rather than pitched roofs. Their door jambs were built of several courses of stone, while their entrances were closed with large stone slabs. Origin – Parallels with contemporary domestic architecture have suggested to some that these tombs were intended to copy houses of the living and hence to serve as true “houses for the dead”.
By 500 BC, many more civilizations would later form around the area in Greece. These city states later became all relevant to the Persian Wars because most city states choose either the Persian or Greek side in the war. ______________________________________ This was also an classical epoche of cultural advancements. For instance the ancient Olympic Games, were introduced, which were held in the city of Olympia from the 8th century BC to the 4th century
Compare and Contrast: Ancient Egypt and Ancient Greece Ancient Greece and Ancient Egypt are very different culturally, but are both two of the oldest known civilizations in recorded history. By judgement of historians, Ancient Egyptian society began around 3150 BC east of North Africa and remained until 31 BC, the end of pharaoh rule. The ancient Greek civilization is thought to have started around 1100 BC and prevailed until 146 BC. Although Egyptians and Greeks had existed within similar time frames of each other, they were in extremely different areas; and due to these geographical differences, these societies grew in different ways and adopted different customs. These civilizations also encourage comparison as they are similar and different
Antiquated Greek structural engineering is best known from its sanctuaries, in the same way as other of which are found all through the area, generally as remnants however they have numerous generously in place. The second essential sort of building that survives everywhere throughout the Hellenic world is the outdoors theater, with the soonest dating was around 350 BC. Antiquated Greek construction modeling is recognized by its exceedingly formalized qualities from both structure and adornment. The formal vocabulary of Ancient Greek building design, specifically the division of structural style into three characterized requests that are the Doric Order, the Ionic Order and the Corinthian Order . The religion of Ancient Greece was
The Sumerian worshipped in Ziggurats. Ziggurats is a rectangular or square stepped pyramid, often with a temple at its top. They were made high and was made of brick and wood because there was a lack of stone. They were smaller and rigid. The art was narrative panels and bull heads.
The majority of the civilizations that traded with Greeks focused mainly on religion or protecting their city. Contrapposto stays in Greek artwork for a while but as the Classical period ends and the Hellenistic period start, contrapposto disappears. Statues from the Greek and Roman artist start to have a more realist pose (Gardner and Kleiner). For example, The Boxer at Rest, the figure is sitting down and looking relaxed, instead of standing up strong in an uncomfortable
Ancient Greece is not particularly known for its percussion, but percussion nevertheless played a large role in the lives of Greeks. The cultures that most influenced Greek music were the Anatolian (ancient Turkey), Minoan Crete, Phoenician Cyprus, and Egyptian cultures. Especially in Egyptian tombs, percussion instruments similar to the ones depicted on Greek vase paintings have been found. The vase paintings are also the main sources which tell modern day scholars which percussion instruments were used most often and in which contexts they were used. Unlike today’s culture, percussion was not only used in music, it was used to summon the goddess of spring and in the process of making important military, governmental, or political decisions.
Before the rise of the classical Greek culture, it is known that two related civilizations preceded Hellenic Greece: the Minoan and Mycenaean (was also known as the early Aegean civilizations). The Minoan or Cretan were the oldest non-Greek civilization that had an influence on mainland Greece. The Minoan society lasted about 1,350 years, from 2600-1250 B.C., and reached its peak during the period from 1700 to 1450 B.C. The center of Minoan civilization had brilliant palaces as evident by the kings wealth and power. Inside the palaces, there were workshops that produced daggers, pottery, and decorated silver vessels.