BTA1_Egypt_1.1 - 1. What did you learn about the world-view...

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1. What did you learn about the world-view of ancient Egypt and how this relationship is present in its architecture? The Egyptian world-view was influenced much by nature and what was around them. It was mostly based on the stability and eternal return of the cycles of life such as harvest, fertility and the seasons. It was also greatly influenced by the perpendicularity between the sun and the Nile River. It sets up a liner oasis and axiality. This concept leads to the foundation in their world-view, order and permanence. Egyptian architecture strived to unify the vertical and horizontal into a system and process known as “absolute space”. 2. What monuments of ancient Egypt were removed from Egypt and used by later civilizations and how were they used? Obelisks were monuments found in Egypt that were removed and used by later civilizations such as Rome and France and placed them in their own cities. These ancient monuments represented the eternity and durable of a civilization. In ancient Rome and Paris, they used these structures for religious purposes by placing them in front of churches and temples. Often times they would also place a cross at the top, symbolizing the eternity of their religion. 3. What important events mark the beginning of Egyptian history?
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ARCH 2110 taught by Professor Bell during the Fall '07 term at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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