History of Ancient Egypt
The Ancient Egyptian culture is very unique to me because it’s mysterious in many ways. The way the pyramids were built, the way their religion motivated their architecture, and what they believed in is very interesting and astonishing to me. The Ancient Egyptian culture is very intriguing since just about everything they did and believed in is a mystery.
The Egyptians had to have creative imaginations and patience to build pyramids, temples, tombs, and monuments. The pyramids are such a mystery due to their massive size and no help from a wheel or horse. These once covered limestone structures reach heights up to 482 feet and can weigh up to 6 million tons. The sphinx which is an ancient monument with the body of a lion and the head of a king. People believe it was built for Chephren since the head is similar to his. These pyramids, temples, tombs, and monuments have awed people for centuries and for centuries to come.
One of the greatest cultural achievements of Ancient Egypt was undoubtedly in their architecture associated with religion. Temples, tombs, and pyramids-all architectural achievements show us that Egypt’s greatest virtue is in its architecture. There was the Sun, Moon and stars; there was fertility and death, from these things the Egyptians made their complex hierarchy of Gods and religion. Implying the art and architecture of Ancient Egypt stemmed directly from their religion.
One of the most important beliefs was that survival after death depended on the preserving of the body. This belief influenced the design of the tomb, where the corpse would be sealed. Once the corpse was mummified, it would be preserved in an impregnable tomb. This meant security for the corpse and security for their belongings, such as food, jewels, and other belongings needed for the after life. So the design of the tomb is based upon the religious and cultural beliefs.
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