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Comparison of Ancient Egypt and Ancient India

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Pranav Gilder

on 15 November 2012

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Clothing Architecture War Art By Pranav and Kumaren Comparison of
Ancient Egypt and Ancient India India Egypt Indian India India Egypt Ancient India has still-standing architecture that historians state were built in the year 3 BCE and before. Ancient India's architecture and stone carving is a very historically important aspect of India.

Ancient buildings that stand today have been made of rich materials like marble and other precious stones have been well preserved and respected. these building have been used mainly for worshiping. In the time of ancient India, there were three main religions which were Hinduism, Buddhism and the Muslim religion. so mainly there were temples and mosques that were built.

A main aspect of Ancient Indian architecture is the vast range of carvings and sculptures imprinted into the walls. these imprints consisted of statues of gods and people, animals, designs and writing.

For example, the Taj Mahal, which was built in the Mughal empire, has got lots of writing and designs imprinted into the inner walls. the Taj Mahal is also built of marble, which is a very good quality stone. Traditional clothing of the Ancient Indian time was mostly various kinds of drapery.

For women, the main piece of clothig was a sari which was just a long roll of material (up to 8.2m long) this piece of cloth is wrapped around the woman's waist then hung over her shoulder.

For men, it was the kurta, which is accompanied with tight pants of a light creamy shade. another main type of clothing was a dhothi, which is a drooping pant like garment that was also made from one piece of cloth that wrapped around both legs and then left to droop at the front. this was accompanied with a bare chest, sometimes with a short piece of cloth tied once around the chest.

Both men and women had very simple and very articulate clothing. this meant that they had plain, single coloured garments to highly rich and designed clothing. they both wore jewellery including necklaces, bracelets and earpieces. Ancient India has a vast range of artworks. there is silk art, there was painting, there was sculpting and many more.

Silk art was very common in Ancient India. it was used to portray a historical event, landscape or simply a map.

Painting is just like silk art in the way it is used but this time the colour and the image is painted on rather than woven through.

Sculpting is probably the main form of art. these sculptures are mainly found on the walls of very old buildings and architectural landmarks. Sculpting is usually of gods and goddesses, animals and sometimes just patterns. Ancient India also had wars, mainly to protect their country.
A famous war in India was the Kurukshetra war. Ranakpur - Inside looking up one of the domes The Taj Mahal Egyptian The main clothing of the ancient Egyptian era was made of linen and adorned with precious gems and jewels. The clothing was not only designed to look good, but to kepp the people cool during the hot summers in the Egyptian desert.

The clothing of Egyptian women was simple and more conservative than the men's. It consisted of a dress whinch went down to their ankles and two straps around the shoulders. Feathers were not uncommon as a fashion.

For men, the garments worn were a wrap around skirt, called a Shendyt, which was belted at the waist, and a light tunic or blouse.

Royal families and priests wore leopard skin robes. Egypt Since Egypt is pretty much smack-bang in the middle of a desert, there weren't many invaders or attackers, but they did war over leadership. Egypt has amazing architectural structures that have withstood the effects of weather and human interference for over 4 and a half 1000 years.

Due to the scarcity of wood in ancient Egypt, mud bricks and stone were the main components of buildings. Stone was uncommon in most households which weren't royal. Precious gemstones and jewels were used as decorations for the royal and wealthy households.

Contained within households, carvings were not uncommon. These included coloured frescoes, carvings of vultures, the solar disc, flower buds, lotuses, scarabs and people.

Oldest building was a pyramid called the pyramid of Djoser which was created in the year 2667 BCE, 4,679 years ago. It is the 29th old great building with the tumulus of Bougon in France from the year 4700 BCE being first. Ancient Egypt had a vast variety of arts, including paintings, sculptures, statues, pottery and even the language was an art form. A lot of the art is on display in the British museum. The sphinx is probably the most well known of the Egyptian artworks.
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