The Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan is known for its various art exhibits. There are numerous exhibits that hold art of religious significance. This includes the Temple of Dendur. This temple is located in Gallery 131, the Sackler wing of the museum. The Temple of Dendur was built about 15 BC and completed around 10 BC.
One building that are one of the worlds biggest structures is Dhamek Stupa, India. This building was built in 500 C.E. This building was built to replace the Great Mauryan King Ashoka in 249 B.C.E. Dhamek Stupa was also built to represent several other monuments, to serve as a memorial to the Buddha's activities in this location. Another one of the world's oldest buildings is Sanchi Stupa, India. This structure is actually the oldest stone building in India.
Up until the Communist revolution, Taoism was a very prominent religion within the nation. Originating in China about 2000 years ago, Taoism focuses on a theme known as “The Tao”. In English, this translates to “The Way”. The Tao is impossible to perceive but we are able to observe its effects on the world around us. People of the Taoist faith believe that all beings are unified or interconnected.
The Kifwebe Mask was used as the embodiment of a police force for ruling elite. Ten to twenty men would parade with these masks through the streets. In addition to serving as agents of social control, the masked performers extracted contributions from community members. The Kifwebe Mask could be compared to current masks that S.W.A.T Forces wear.
Task 1 - Place Pericles and the rebuilding of the Acropolis in context explain the following. Who was Pericles, his background, political/military training, family situation, and aims for Athenian society. Birth and Death Pericles was born in Halorgos, Greece around 495BC and he died around 429BC in Athens. Pericles was one of the most influential Greek orator, statesman and general of Athens during the Golden Age – in between the Persian and Peloponnesian wars.
Art piece 1: Yakshi Bracket figure: Date: This art piece was dated c. 250 BCE Basic outline: Female deity Yakshi (pre-Buddhist), fertility goddess with emphasized reproductive features. Base of foot touches tree trunk because believed that they could cause the tree to bloom when touching it. Details: Yaksha was a fertility god. This is an early example of Buddhist icons.
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
As I walk through the doors hundreds of memories flood into my mind as the smell of yesterday’s incense hits my nose. In a way I grew up here from baptism, first communion, to confirmation. Various friends and family scattered in the pews nodding to you as you enter the church since in a small town everyone knows everyone. The church is large and ornate for where it is placed; a little town of roughly 200 people. The inside is magnificent with intricately carved wooden pillars and elaborate paintings of Bible stories on the dome ceiling.
Hypnos Hypnos is the child of the primordial gods Nyx, the deity of night, and Erebus, the deity of darkness. Hypnos is a very solidary Greek god who resides in a cave in the underworld that does not see the light of the rising sun or the light of the moon. The most notable features of the cave are the Lethe, the river of forgetfulness, that runs through the cave and the hypnotic plants that reside outside his cave. In the Ovid, Hypnos is also the father of three children, Morpheus, Phobetor, Phantasos by his wife Pastithea, the goddess of hallucination.
Sacred places are looked as houses that holds prayers and intricate ceremonies. It does not matter which religion each sacred places belonged to, the usage for it was the same nevertheless. But when we look at the actual building and its surrounding, then we are able to have more in depth understanding of why each place exists and continue to exist. The architectural designs of sacred places various from each other.