Ancient Egypt : Ancient Egyptian Art

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Religious Architechture in ancient Egypt
Egyptian art has journeyed through the centuries as one of the most influential phenomenon in human civilization. From the Greeks to the Romans to the people of today, Egyptians and their beautiful representations in art and architecture have proven a legacy in the creations of certain landmarks, statues, and even advertisements. The Greeks derived many of their statues from Egyptian sculptures, such as the Kouros 600 B.C. The Roman emperor Augustus in expressing his rule also drew from Egyptian sculpture when he had himself depicted as a statue of Menkaure, an ancient Egyptian king with all the Egyptian trimmings of robe, crown, and posture. In more contemporary times, the Temple of Luxor in Las Vegas was established to replicate the pyramids of Giza. These examples are but a few of the inspirations drawn from Egyptian influence, an influence so powerful that it can readily become apparent in mainstream culture today, through advertisements such as this Sony handycam.
Temples, tombs and pyramids all have witnessed this earth for thousands of years. What better than to say that these architectural achievements show us that Egypt 's greatest virtue lie in its architecture. One of the greatest cultural achievements of Ancient Egypt was undoubtedly in their architecture associated with religion. When one travels to Egypt, what does he or she see? Pyramid after temple after tomb, each standing the test of…
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