TheThe Egyptians were Egyptians were people wholived inpeople who lived in Egypt – a hot, dryEgypt – a hot, dry country in northerncountry inmore than Africa – northern 5,000 years ago.Africa – more than5,000 years ago.
There were pharaohs, likeThethe famous Tut-ankh- Egyptians werepeopleKing Mycerinus, and Amun, who lived inEgypt – a hot, dry the Cleopatra, as well as artists, builders, sculptorscountry in northern and painters who createdAfrica Egypt’s beautiful art. all of – more than5,000 years ago.
The Egyptians were The Egyptians believed thatpeople lifewho on after went lived in death, and they could keepEgypt – a hot, dry doing the things theycountry in like creating enjoyed, northern sculptures and painting onAfrica – more than walls.5,000 years ago.
Also, the Egyptians believedThe Egyptiansand they in many gods, werepeople who lived one thought that while in person was pharaoh, theyEgypt – a hot, dry were the god Horus, so theycountry in northern painted and sculpted inAfrica honor of them. – more than5,000 years ago.
An example of a pyramid in Egypt
When painting important people onwalls, there were many rules artists had to follow:
They had to paint a clear outline first, and then fill with color.
Also, they had to paintthe head and legs froma side perspective, andthe shoulders and eyes from the front.
That is why you see parts of the front ofthe body and the side of the body at the same time – I think that is where the ‘Egyptian pose’ with your arms like snakes, facing the side with your shoulders facing the front came from.
Like for wallpaintings, youhad to followa lot of rules.
The person in the statue could only be sitting or standing, and therecould be no twists in the body whatsoever.
A sitting statue has tohave the feet firmly on the ground, with the hands resting on theknees, looking straight ahead.
A standing statueserenely walks barefoot with the left footforward, wearing only akilt and a crown, looking calm and peaceful.
These arestatues of KingMycerinus and Queen Kha-merer-nebty II
Horus was worshipped from at least the late Predynastic period through to Greco-Roman times. Horus, god of the king, the sky, and revengeSymbol The wedjat eyeParents Osiris and Isis in some myths, and Nut and Geb in others.Siblings Anubis (in some accounts) or Osiris, Isis, Set, and NephthysConsort Hathor
Osiris is first shown in the middle of the Fifth dynasty of Egypt, although it is likely that he is worshipped much earlier than that. Osiris, god of the afterlifeSymbol Crook and flailParents Nut and GebSiblings Isis, Set, and NephthysConsort Isis
Isis is a goddess in Ancient Egyptian spiritual beliefs, whose worship spread throughout the Greco-Roman world. Isis, goddess of motherhood, magic and fertilitySymbol The throne, the sun disk with cows horns, the sycamore treeParents Nut and GebSiblings Osiris, Set, Horus, and NephthysConsort Osiris
In Egyptian mythology, Set is said to have killed and mutilated his own brother Osiris. Osiris son Horus, seeks vengeance upon Set, and the myths describe their battles. The death of Osiris and the fights between Horus and Set are popular themes in Egyptian mythology. Set, god of storms, the desert, and chaosSymbol The was scepterParents Nut and GebSiblings Osiris, Isis, Horus, and NephthysConsort Nephthys
The name Nephthys is unclear, but the literal translation is "Lady of the House," which has caused some people to mistakenly identify her with the notion of a "housewife," or as the primary lady who ruled a domestic household. Nephthys, goddess of lamentationSymbol The house, mummy wrappingsParents Nut and GebSiblings Isis, Osiris, Horus, and SetConsort Set
The Eye of Horus
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The Hieroglyphic Alphabet
I recommend this book to kids who want tolearn about art in ancient Egypt. The pictures and graphics make it easy to visualize thedifferent types of art and how they are made. The text is in easy to read and understandwords, so you can learn a lot! For example, on pages 18 and 19, it tells you how to make a sitting or standing statue simply and interestingly.
Here are the books and websites I used:• The Art of Ancient Egypt• Mummies, Pharoahs, and Pyramids• Wikipedia• Google images
Here are the books and Here are the books websites I used:and websites I used:• The Art of Ancient Egypt• Mummies, Pharoahs, and Pyramids• Wikipedia• Google images “The Art of Ancient Egypt” “Mummies, Pharaohs, and Pyramids” “Wikipedia” “Google Images”