The Achievements Of Ancient Egypt

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Temples, tombs and pyramids have all witnessed this earth for thousands of years. These architectural achievements show us that Egypt 's greatest virtue lie in its architecture. One Ancient Egypt’s greatest cultural achievements was undoubtedly in their architecture associated with religion. If you were to travel to Egypt what would you expect to see? Pyramid after temple after tomb, each standing the test of time. They all stand out, they are all associated with religious beliefs, they all have stood unmoving for thousands of years, and they all involve mechanical genius of moving colossal stones without the use of the wheel. The finest example of these mechanics are shown in the construction of the revered pyramid. These three factors, all belonging to the religious architecture of ancient Egypt, if nothing else, proves its greatness.
Through the centuries Egyptian art has journeyed 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. In expressing his rule, the Roman emperor Augustus 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…

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