3.150Egypt-rev - 1 Architecture provides a visual display...

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Architecture provides a visual display of the values a culture holds 1
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Architecture of Ancient Egypt 3000 – 250 BCE 4
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Nile Valley: narrow fertile band, desert beyond 5
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The Nile - river lifeline 6
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Egyptian gods 7
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Stark opposites: sun-shade, day-night, dry season-wet season The architecture represents this cosmic polarity 8
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What ancient Egyptian architecture remains? primarily mortuary architecture - tombs 9
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Saqqara (Sakkara): Mortuary temple complex of King Zoser Zoser ruled over upper and lower Egypt mortuary architecture, built to last forever 10
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mastaba = bench-shaped tomb form model for Zoser’s pyramid 11
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Sakkara plan - pyramid encircled by other tombs, temples and chapels within a perimeter wall 12
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plan and section showing the underground tomb and dead end passageways 13
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Designed by Imhotep, physician, poet and priest – and first known! 14
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