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Ancient Egyptian Art: Unrivaled Uniqueness
Whether you're captivated by the breathtaking grandness of the great Pyramids at Giza, astounded by the meticulous carvings found on the entrance of the colossal Temple of Ramses the Second at Abu Simbel, or even struck by the impact of simplicity of the refined treasures displayed in Cairo's Egyptian Museum...Your endless fascination with Ancient Egyptian Art is just a conformation with the undeniable fact that the world's first, unique art style, stamping all artistic expression with its unmistakable forms was born in Egypt; the land of unsurpassed artistic masters, resulting in the creation of an exceptional, must be explored civilization.

Horus Temple in Edfu, Egypt
(Horus Temple in Edfu, Egypt)

Understanding Ancient Egyptian Art
Strangely enough, the ancient Egyptian terminology contains no word as "Art"; however, terms such as tombs, statues, temples etc, existed in ancient Egyptian Language. This translates to the fact that developing artistic creations was simply a functional form of religious cult manifestation and continuation, and accordingly, art in ancient Egypt was classified into: Firstly; "Underworld" Art or sometimes referred to as "The Deadís" Art represented in tombs, mummy cases, models of possessions one owned during his lifetime, which would later on be buried with the person as he dies. Secondly, the "Gods' and Priests'" Art, reflected in temples, statues and paintings, which were believed to be representations of how one will look like or live in the after life. Finally yet importantly, "Domestic Art" manifested in necessities found in homes, such as furniture, fine jewelry, musical instruments, dishes etc. It was the Kings, and renowned Priests, who artistically thought out structuresí plans, and slaves were called from all over the ancient world; Asia, Phoenicia, Africa to turn the plans into original artistic creations.

The common Characteristic in all Egyptian Art
Sculptors settled along the rough cliffs of the Nile, and used fragile materials like glass and gold in their work. And because they had to shape hard surfaces, such as granite and diorite, they learnt to simply shape the outline of the body in long, unbroken lines, making refined simplicity the characteristic of all ancient Egyptian art from the massive pyramids to the tiniest glass vessel.

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