ART AND ARCHITECTURE
OF THE FIRST CIVILIZATIONS --- 3500 BC - 1200 BC
The Standard of Ur from Sumeria
Some figurines from Sumeria
The Golden Sarcophogus of King Tutankhamen
Tomb art describing Egyptian beliefs about the nature of life: Horus the Falcon
More tomb art: the god Osiris, ruler of the afterlife
Famous tomb fresco from Egypt
When Egyptians died, their heart was weighed by Osiris- what would your's do? What about Mr. Finelli's?
the same scene, from the inside of a pyramid
The famous bust of Queen Nefirtiti
An early cuneiform tablet uncovered in Mesopotamia
The famed Rosetta Stone- written in three languages
Famous Buildings from most ancient Sumeria and Aegypt
The Great Ziggurat at Ur in Sumer
In the early 20th Century, the Temple was excavated and restored in modern Iraq
The first real pyramid, the Step Pyramid of Saqqara
The Pyramid complex at Giza, one of the world's famous places
The Great Pyramid at night
The Great Sphinx at Giza
The Temple of Luxor, part of the Valley of the Kings
The Colossi of Memnon
The Tomb of Ramses, the 'Ramesseum'
It was in the late 19th and early 20th centuries that Egypt sparked
the interest and imagination of many people... making history a popular subject in school!
Here are old planes flying among the pyramids between the wars.
Modern and ancient meet in today's Giza
Papyrus used in modern consumerism: King Tut likes Big Macs???
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