Do Now • Who is at the top of the social structure in Egypt? Why is this? • Which Egyptian Pharaoh was a woman? Name one thing she accomplished during her time as a leader.
Objectives • WWBAT illustrate & describe Egyptian architecture • WWBAT to realize the cultural contributions of Egyptian art • WWBAT explain how the Egyptian Afterlife impacted Egyptian art
Egyptian Temples • Usually known as homes of the gods • People would offer gifts • Ask for help
Egyptian Architecture • Pyramids • Large tombs where past pharaohs are buried • Pyramid of Giza- one of the most popular pyramids built
Facts: Did you know? • The pyramid took about 10,000 people to build • The pyramids used to be shinier with polished limestone • There are about 135 pyramids found in Egypt • It took about 2,300,000 blocks to build • Height was about 280 ft
Obelisks • Used as temple entrances • Mimicked in architecture today such as Washington Monument in Washington DC
Washington Monument- built in honor of first US president- George Washington in mid 1800’s
Art • Created to entertain dead in the afterlife • Also to please gods • Art covered temple walls tombs • Pottery and papyrus