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Wall painting in Ancient Egypt

By |2018-04-19T12:31:25+00:00June 13th, 2017|Africa, Art, Egypt|

Early Egyptian wall painting: A person in a boat (Barramiya, Upper Egypt, ca. 4000 BC) Stone Age rock carvings The earliest art from North Africa is carvings of giraffes and other animals on stones in the Sahara desert starting about 10,000 BC. At about the same time in West Asia, artists were also carving [...]

What’s the Amarna period? Ancient Egypt

By |2018-09-22T20:45:16+00:00June 13th, 2017|Africa, Art, Egypt|

Akhenaten (ca. 1350 BC) New Kingdom Egypt In the middle of the New Kingdom, around 1350 BC, the Greeks were building their megaron palaces at Mycenae and Pylos. The Hittites were just developing the use of iron. The Jews were wandering around the Israeli hills. What's the New Kingdom? Who were the Hittites?  More [...]