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World Art: Ancient Egypt

Mrs. Lawson
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Elaina Lawson

on 11 February 2016

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World Art: ANCIENT EGYPT
Mrs. Lawson
Who?
Old, Middle, & New Kingdom Egyptians

What?
Tomb Paintings

When?
Throughout ancient Egyptian history

Where?
Lower & Upper Egypt

Why?
Tomb paintings are important because they show us scenes of everyday life.
The Great Pyramids of
Pharaohs Cheops, Chefren, & Mycerinus
with the Great Sphinx
Who? Old Kingdom Egyptians

What? Great Pyramids

When? c. 2500 BC

Where?
Giza, Egypt (near the present capitol of Cairo)

Why?
The pyramids were built as tombs for pharaohs. They were originally covered with polished stone.
Great Sphinx (guarding the Great Pyramid of Chefren)
Great Sphinx (guarding the Great Pyramid of Chefren)
Who? Old Kingdom Egyptians

What? Great Sphinx

When? c. 2500 BC

Where?
Giza, Egypt (right next to the Great Pyramids)

Why?
65 feet high portrait of Pharaoh Chefren with a lion body
Queen
Nefertiti

Nefertiti & Akhenaten
Who? New Kingdom Egyptians

What? Carving showing Pharaoh Akhenaten

When? c. 1340 BC

Where? el-Amarna, Egypt

Why?
Pharaoh Akhenaten is important for changing the religion of Egypt from polytheism to monotheism. He moved the the capitol of Egypt and influenced artists to show people in a curvy, flowing style.

EVERYTHING changed back to the traditional ways after his death.
Pharaoh Akhenaten & Queen Nefertiti
Who? New Kingdom Egyptians

What?
Death Mask for King Tutankhamen's Mummy

When? c. 1330 BC

Where? Valley of the Kings

Why?
Created from gold and gems, this mask honors the Pharaoh and reflects the Egyptian belief in an afterlife.
Hieroglyphics
Hieratic Script
Greek
Rosetta Stone on display in the British Museum (check out the Mesopotamian statues in the background!)
Who? New Kingdom Egyptians

What? Rosetta Stone

When? 197 BC (the exact year is on the stone so there is NO circa)

Where? Rosetta, Egypt

Why?
Found by Napoleon's army, this was the key to deciphering hieroglyphics. It has the same text written three ways.
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