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Egyptian architecture Jerico, Palestine 9500 B.P. (Before present) Defensive walls are all that is left (footprint) Catalhoyuk, Turke, 9 th Millennium B.P No streets Regional living (eating, family, and sleeping areas in houses. Royal Mastabas, Upper Egypt, 5100-4890 B.P. Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt two distinct groups Egyptian architecture is consistent for over 2000 years In need of a vessel to continue life after death (Concept of mummification, body is the vessel) Some believe architectural structures are the vessels. Sun god brings light to the earth (east and west movement of the sun was the god’s travels) The air shaft was to allow the soul or the vessel to travel to the heavens to join rah (the sun god) King Zoser’s Funerary Complex, Saqqara, Egypt 4650 B.P. Impressive size to shadow king’s position Entire complex stood for Egypt Gateways represented different parts of Egypt Palace to north and south Statues are just as much of a vessel as the body itself, incase something
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Unformatted text preview: happened to the body. This is why there are statues of pharaohs all over the complex. Begins something similar to western architecture (the column being the emphasis) Polishing surfaces, creating brilliances off the surfaces, praising life. Pharaoh is the prominent link of Egypt (placed in the center of the complex) Pyramids of Giza (3 total) 4570 B.P. Craze taking after King Zoser Quite an undertaking to get perfect dimensions on a pyramid Starts with the great pyramid Built in relationship to the Nile From the Nile, can’t tell which one is the largest and which is the smallest Apart from King Zosers, they are not parts of a complex, they are not contained within walls Pyramid is isolated and distinct, different from Zoser, shows that the Pharaoh is distinct and different, accented among others, also very distinct in landscape as well....
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course ARCH 3114 taught by Professor Ameri during the Fall '07 term at Colorado.

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