(D) Ancient Egypt - SCHOOLOFARCHITECTURE

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SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE ARC 1701 Architectural History for Non-Majors Summer Term  (D) Ancient Egypt and the Nile Valley (01) Egyptian Cultural & Geographic Factors: key concepts = continuity & afterlife - Isolated by desert & influenced by predictable annual cycles of Nile River - Importance of the afterlife : "ka" (lifeforce) reunited with "ba" = "akh" (spirit) - Pharohs “gods on earth” - wellbeing of ruler affected all of society (02) Egyptian Dynasties and Architecture 3100-2686 BCE Early Dynastic Period : - Menes unites Upper & Lower Egypt, capitol at Memphis - Symbols: two crowns, and symbols papyrus (north) & lotus (south) - Mastaba tombs: burial below w/ serdab space for offerings 2681-2181 BCE Old Kingdom : - Zoser's stone mortuary complex @ Saqqara (c. 2630 BCE ) - Imhotep first known architect: priest at Saqqara - Transitional pyramids @ Meydum & Dashur by Sneferu - Pyramid complex @ Giza (2570-2500 BCE ) with Sphinx -
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This note was uploaded on 08/28/2011 for the course ARC 1701 taught by Professor Cappellari during the Summer '08 term at University of Florida.

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