“Greeks attributed almost all of the great achievements to Daedalus-master of all arts Daedalic style.” Also trade brought Greeks into direct contact with monumental stone architecture. Greeks began to visit Egypt regularly, and as they observed the stone buildings they realized the genesis of the Egyptians development of monumental architecture and sculpture. They decided to start with the replacement of wooden pillars with stone ones and the
Ancient Egypt was known for lots and lots of things but they are some major characteristics that made it as great as it was. In the following essay, the main characteristics of this civilization will be outlined and explained on what made this a great and lasting civilization that is still talked about to this day. No one can think of Egypt without picturing its magnificent architecture. Egypt is made really special by its one of a kind architecture, which includes the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, but also include so much more amazing buildings that were unique. It has left behind some of the most impressive buildings of the ancient world.
Ancient Egyptian religion was a complex system of polytheistic beliefs and rituals which were an integral part of ancient Egyptian society. Ancient Egyptians worshiped and praised hundreds of gods and goddesses and were extremely devout in their beliefs. They were dedicated to their gods and worshipped daily in many ways. There were many Ancient Egyptian religious symbols depicted throughout Egypt. Many religious symbols were used as amulets of protection or were used to bring good fortune.
Yet the relationship shared in religious views between Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt was very different. They both believed in gods and afterlife, but their characterization was very much unalike. Differences in their religious believes serving ones’ individual needs were important in demonstrating the religious impact in Mesopotamian and Ancient Egyptian Civilizations. Therefore, I shall discusses the geography, government, and art in Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt civilizations. Geography played a big role in both Mesopotamian and Ancient Egyptian civilization.
Mesopotamians and Egyptians believed that deities intervene again really in human affairs and that proper cultivation of the Gods was an important community responsibility. Before the creation of Egypt, Mesopotamia inhabitants have had the idea of worship in their lives for decades. With majority of the population of Mesopotamia being polytheistic (meaning believing in more than one “God”) there were many “gods” that were based on natural objects. One noted example of these worshipped “gods” was the “god of air” named Enlil, which he was considered one of the most powerful “god” in the Sumerian States. With having more than one “god” being worshipped by the people, many religions have been created in the future to be carried on to the other society, Egypt.
Ancient Egyptian Practices and Beliefs Ancient Egyptian culture was comprised of numerous, rich practices and beliefs. The Ancient Egyptians believed in magic or heka which in their eyes created the world, healed them from their ailments, as well as gave them life after death. The Egyptians also had very structured practices when it came to temples and pyramids which served as places of worship for deceased pharaohs and places where images of the gods were displayed. Finally, the Egyptians also had set funeral practices that influenced their ways of life. Heka was a very important aspect in the Ancient Egyptians lives.
Ancient Egypt had decent quality transportation but Ancient Rome had better quality equipment and overall better forms of transportation. Ancient Egypt used boats as their main transportation because they had a lot of water near them and the Nile River was called the highway for Ancient Egypt. The Romans built over 53,000 miles of paved roads stretching from Scotland to Eastern Europe to Mesopotamia, which in present days is Iraq to North Africa. Being high on the social pyramid and owning a lot of boats was the same as being in Ancient Rome and having a lot of chariots and litters. Both Ancient Egypt and Ancient Rome used their feet and walking sticks that elderly people used when they are old and can’t see very far.
Ancient Egyptians also had many great monumental structures, but they lagged behind the Sumerians in science and math. However, in the calculation of time, ancient Egyptians were more advanced than the Sumerians. Since they observed the sun for religious and agriculture, their calculation of time were far more accurate than the Mesopotamian lunar
Hence, almost the entire Egyptian culture was built around the Nile and its operation. Moreover, the tomb painting in Document E depicts all aspects of Egyptian life being surrounded by the blue waters of the Nile. This demonstrates how much the Egyptians revered the Nile, to a point that they included it in something as holy as a tomb. Thus, even they knew that all parts of Egyptian life connected to the Nile, no matter how rich, poor, young, or old the person was. This idea is furthered in the belief that "heaven in Ancient Egypt was called the Field of Reeds .
These monumental pyramids built for the pharaohs Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure housed the royal mummies and their wordly effects thought to protect and be used by the kings in their afterlife. Even though The Three Pyramids have been looted many times they have still found hieroglyphics and some surviving artifacts such as jewelry, furniture and more house apparel. It has helped our archaeologists learn more about Ancient Egypt and its daily