During this time the conquests of Alexander the Great helped to export Greek art Eastward throughout the world. The rest of the known world could now combine techniques with the ones perfected in the Classical period to create works that were "Greek like." The term literally means "to imitate Greeks." Hellenistic art is mainly identified by its use of illusion to increase realism as seen on coins and in sculpture. Building upon the Classical era sculptors were creating intricate, narrative scenes, depicting dramatic emotion that appeared to be disconnected from the background when part of temple architecture and three dimensional on its base such as this piece http://earlyworldhistory.blogspot.com/2012/03/hellenistic-art.html and although much of Greek art has disappeared it 's influence
The Sumerians also had a religion and worshiped many gods such as AN, KI, UTU and NINHURSUG. They built many city states and had a great impact on the civilizations that came after them. I feel that the Finger ring is important because it shows historians how advanced the Sumerians were for their time. The fact that they knew how to molt gold to make the ring in a circular shape amazes me. I thought gold was discovered and jewelry was made in Europe thousands of years later than the Sumerians.
There are many wonders in this world. One of them is Ancient Greece. The Ancient Greeks developed a culture filled with tradition. With great architecture, and advances in technology, the Greeks have helped us to mold our modern world. Today, we’ll be focusing on their mythology, cities, and government.
Many deities are believed to be golden colored, also most royal tombs inside are made of pure gold. Copper was the most common metal for everyday use in ancient Egypt so it was not particularly hard for them to make bronze since bronze is just copper with a tin alloy and when the two metals are alloyed there is a high increase in hardness and sharpness of the blade. Before they found out about bronze most weapons were made of copper but it was obvious how much sharper and stronger bronze was. Bronze made the dagger very powerful when used against an enemy, though strength of the soldier using it still mattered. To make metals craftable they used an Egyptian heating process called smelting to removing the impurities of the ores and make it into something good to work with.
Ancient Greece had numerous contributions, but the area that the Greeks made the most important contributions was literature. One way is the Greek alphabet (new creation of writing). In other words the Greek Alphabet was really beneficial to the Greeks and society today. For instance, The Greeks came in contact with the phoenicians. The phoenicians used a script with an thirty word alphabet on it.
That is where he started to learn about using bronze when he witnessed Lorenzo Ghiberti make a door out of bronze (DonatelloBiography.com). Donatello was one of the greatest sculptures of the Renaissance. According to the article "The Importance of the Antique to Donatello" it states, that Donatello started off his artistic career portraying a bit gothic. Two of his early gothic sculptures were David and Porta della Mandona. The article also states that Donatello’s St. George was a very good example of the classical Early Renaissance.
The classical Greeks contributed to, and influenced Western Civilization in several ways. For example, the classical Greeks contributed in many ways in the areas of the arts, both in visual pictures and physical sculptures. They also advanced greatly in both mathematics and science, most notably geometry and medical sciences. As well as this, they influenced Western Civilization through their philosophical thoughts and studies. While all of these contributions are significant to Western Civilization, the most important contribution is the development of a democratic government.
Archeologists have found these tools next to an unfinished statue (Moai Easter Island). This is a clue because the Polynesians may have intended to finish the statue before leaving but, they may have forgotten or left it there because they have made a mistake. According to Khaled Azzam “Near them there were also chisels and axes made of obsidian.” (Moai Easter Island). The actual Moai statues are made of volcanic rocks. Khaled Azzam had also said that “Over 1000 moai statues were carved out of volcanic rock” (Moai Easter Island).
Copper was also very important during the copper and bronze age. Copper is also a very important element in the medical field. Also, the united states penny was originally made from pure copper. Finally, the Statue of Liberty did not always look green. Copper was the first element manipulated by humans.
Volcanoes not only shape and create the earth but they also shape and create human history. My date was surprised about how important the volcanic eruption of Santorini was. She did not realize the impact that volcanic eruptions have on history history. We did not have any disagreements, rather we mostly discussed the impacts of various eruptions from the cases studies with an emphasis on Santorini. My date stated that volcanoes not only destroy but they also create.