Chapter3AH - Alex Yang AP Art History Churley 4 3 August...

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Alex Yang AP Art History Churley- 4 3 August 2010 Chapter 3: Pharaohs and the Afterlife I. The legacy of Egyptian Art A. The Ageless Art 1. Grand temples a. Dedicated to immortal gods b. Many found in the Libyan and Arabian Deserts 2. Statues a. Dedicated to god-kings 3. Tombs a. Believed to be eternal houses of the dead II. The Nile A. Annual floods 1. Sustained life and many cultures along its banks 2. Crops thrived in the rich soil B. The Marshes of the Nile 1. Many amphibious animals 2. Tall forests of papyrus and rushes 3. Existed during the time of the pharaohs, the ancient Egyptian kings III. The Birth of Egyptology A. 18 th Century Egyptian Knowledge 1. References a. Old Testament b. Herodotus and other Greco-Roman authors c. Greek History of Egypt written by Manetho, an Egyptian high priest in the third century BCE 1. Describes succession of pharaohs 2. Pharaoh’s reign called a dynasty 3. Chronology was inaccurate B. European Exploration of Egypt 1. In 1799, Napoleon Bonaparte led an expedition of scholars to Egypt
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Chapter3AH - Alex Yang AP Art History Churley 4 3 August...

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