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Old Kingdom Egypt – the beginning of Ancient Egypt

By |2018-05-08T15:37:31+00:00June 15th, 2017|Africa, Egypt, History|

Old Kingdom Egypt: Narmer Palette (about 3100 BC) Egypt becomes one country When Egypt first became one unified country around 3000 BC under a Pharaoh from Upper Egypt (the south), the Pharaohs quickly came to have a great deal of power over their subjects. The Pharaohs' capital was at Memphis. This slate palette [...]

Old Kingdom art – Ancient Egypt

By |2018-04-19T12:28:57+00:00June 13th, 2017|Africa, Art, Egypt|

Rahotep and Nefret You might think that Egyptian art would start out not very good, a little rough, and then little by little artists would learn more about carving and painting and their art would get better and better. But that would be wrong, not just for the Egyptians but for most people all [...]

Pyramids – Egypt – Who built the Egyptian pyramids at Giza?

By |2018-11-28T11:38:13+00:00June 13th, 2017|Africa, Architecture, Egypt|

Egyptian pyramids - the Step Pyramid at Giza What are the Pyramids? Like the Sumerians at the same time, the Egyptians around 3000-2500 BC devoted a lot of energy to building big buildings. The Egyptian Pyramids at Giza are one of the most impressive monuments of the ancient world, and you can still visit [...]

Pyramids and houses – Ancient Egyptian architecture

By |2018-04-09T23:55:19+00:00June 13th, 2017|Africa, Architecture, Egypt|

Pyramids at Giza, Egypt People tend to think that Egyptian building styles stayed the same for the whole period of Ancient Egypt, from the beginning of the Old Kingdom to the end of the New Kingdom two thousand years later, but that's not true. The Egyptians built different kinds of buildings at different [...]