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Their Legacy

Monuments

giza_khufu

By far the most well-known part of Egyptian history is the monuments built there, including their pyramids. These sights have become a topic of interest and fascination for generations for their grandeur and overall stunning quality. gizaThe Great Pyramids at Giza, located just south of present day Cairo, were built during the 4th dynasty of Egypt, constructed over 4,500 years ago. Within the Giza pyramids are those of Khufu, Khafre, and Menkure, and each include a mortuary temple and causeway. Khufu’s pyramid is the largest of the three and is still the largest structure built by man. The blocks of these pyramids range from 2 to 15 tons each and are estimated to have taken over 20 years to complete. (Ancient Egyptian Culture)

giza plateau


sphinxThe Great Sphinx is yet another well-known monument around the world. Carved out of limestone, the Sphinx was believed to be the form of the sun god and was worshipped in ancient Egypt.
It’s over 240 feet long and is
located near the end of a
1,600 foot causeway leading
from the pyramid of Khephren. (Ancient Egyptian Culture)

Art

banquet scene
All Egyptian art served purposes and were not only seen as pieces of art but had a function as well. Their art standards consisted of simple lines, shapes, and flat areas of color with flat figures. This created a sense of order and balance in the composition. They used stone to carve statues, but also wood for cheaper alternatives. servant girlTheir paints were a mixture of minerals from iron ores (red and yellow), copper ores (blue and green), soot or charcoal (black), and limestone (white). Not all Egyptian art is the same and styles changed reflecting differing cultural or political attitudes. A huge example of artistic change due to politics comes from the Amarna period when Akhenaten ruled and abandoned Egyptian polytheism and introduced monotheism, or one god as opposed to many.

Cults & Religious Groups

osiris
Osiris and Ra were the most popular cults in ancient Egypt. Osiris was important because he identified with the waters of the Nile, the grain, the moon, and the sun. Egyptians worshipped him as the protector of all and required the upmost devotion from all. His murder by Set and his restoration of life from Isis proved him to be a great symbol of eternal life.

raRa, the sun god, was the chief cosmic deity in ancient Egypt. He was more closely worshipped by royal houses than common people, but despite this, his cult was one of the most important in Egyptian history. His symbol was the pyramid, which are scattered all throughout Egypt in his name, and Egyptian kings are buried there. It is said that Ra is a direct ancestor of the kings of Egypt and is often referred to as the “dead king.” He was thought of as a living power and his daily cycle of birth, journey, and death were an underlying theme in Egyptian life.




About this Site

The Ancient Egyptians have always been of interest to me, especially their culture and the way they lived. I find it amazing that one of the biggest anomolies of history is still how they built the pyramids. The only thing I can say is that I feel lucky to live in a world where we can still see and experience their great works of art.