History And Theory : Ancient Egyptian Architecture

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DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY
FACULTY OF ART, DESIGN & HUMANITIES

LEICESTER SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE

ARCH1031
HISTORY & THEORY 1
ESSAY

Ancient Egyptian architecture had a number of well known generic building types (pyramids, mortuary temples and so on). Select one building and discuss is background and architectural characteristics, relating it where necessary to other examples.

The Construction, Origin and Prominence of the Great Pyramids up to 4th Dynasty Egypt

Harry George Keable
P14148274

Session 2014/15

STATEMENT OF ORIGINALITY

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To understand the architecture of ancient Egypt we must first look at the culture of the people of Egypt and the influences the other civilisations in Mesopotamia had on the area.

Ancient Egypt encompassed and isolated by the vast desert landscapes surrounding it meant that the civilisation was confined to the thin river valley of the Nile and due to the harsh unforgiving landscapes it would have been very hard and potentially life threatening for anyone to attempt to cross over to the other civilsiations developing at the time and likewise hard but not impossible for others to influence the…
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