Religion And Architecture In Ancient Egypt

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Ancient Egypt is considered to be one of the world’s greatest advanced early civilizations. They made remarkable progress in many areas that are crucial for a society to thrive. Religion, the Nile River, and architecture each played a role in Egypt's remarkable past. Religion played a significant role in the lives of the people who once lived in the kingdom of Ancient Egypt. To start with, in the early civilization they would practice Polytheism. Polytheism is the worship of many gods. There are a few gods I can mention for you like; Osiris, Horus, Anubis, and Amon-Ra. The Amon-Ra name is first recorded as Imn. That means "The hidden" In Egyptian mythology. He was a very powerful god. He was often combined with Ra to form the god Amun-Ra.…show more content…
First, I would like to start off talking about is going to be the pyramids (tombs for the Pharaoh.)A pyramid is a structure, usually of stone, built in the shape of a pyramid. In Egypt, kings, and queens, called Pharaohs, were buried in huge square-bottomed pyramids built of stone. They were usually built to be used as tombs for Pharaohs. The ancient Egyptian pyramids are very well built. Some of the pyramids still stand today. People once thought pyramids were built by slaves. More recent evidence suggests that the workers who built the pyramids were paid and well-cared for. They were loyal to the pharaoh. Inside the Great Pyramid, famous man-made objects have been found from ancient times. Many valuable items were buried with the dead Pharaohs, in the hope that they would take them to the afterlife. Pyramids usually had traps to stop thieves from escaping easily. Tomb thieves were punished by death if they were caught. However, by 1000 BC, many of the pyramids had been robbed of their precious treasures. Furthermore, The Great Pyramid of Giza is a huge pyramid built by the Ancient Egyptians. It stands near Cairo, Egypt. It is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. It is not only the oldest it is also the last standing. Egyptologists believe that pyramids were built as tombs for the Fourth Dynasty Egyptian pharaoh Khufu. Based on these estimates, building the pyramid in 20 years would involve installing approximately 800 tonnes of stone every day. Additionally, since it consists of an estimated 2.3 million blocks, completing the building in 20 years would involve moving an average of more than 12 of the blocks into place each hour, day and night. Last, the Great Sphinx. The Great Sphinx is at Giza near Cairo in Egypt. It sits in a depression to the south of the pyramid of the Pharaoh Khafre at the west bank of the Nile River. The Sphinx is a stone sculpture of a creature with a human
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