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Cleopatra's Needle vs. The Temple of Dendur
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Cleopatra's Needle vs. The Temple of Dendur

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  • 1. Cleopatra’s Needle - Building Analysis IDuring the Roman Empire, Augustus Caesar removed two obelisks located in the city of Heliopolis which was eventually moved to Alexandria prior to being transported to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. It was given as a thanks offering or gift from the Egyptian government for the construction of the Suez Canal in 1869. The other obelisk was transported to London, England. Inscribed with Egyptian hieroglyphs Egyptian or symbols Hieroglyphs which are severely faded masking the Cleopatras Needle Washington Monument inscriptions due to weather and pollution Resembles the Washington Monument located in Washington, D.C Made of red granite and stands an estimated 68 feet high and weighs about 224 tons Height of the monument communicates the Egyptian mythological concept behind the design symbolizing the worshiping of gods Tall, slender structure with a geometric form similar to the pyramid-style monuments at Giza The structure communicates power, influence and dominance Yolanda Berry Arch251-001 Fall 2012
  • 2. The Temple of Dendur Egyptian Temples were a place of honor and worship to gods including rooms for offerings and ceremonies Many carved images including images of Horus also known as the sky god and scenes depicting a king making offerings to deities which represented Ceasar Augustus; Emperor of Rome Pharoahs ruled the area with power which is was strongly influenced and represented through theirconstruction and design of buildings and monuments Closely-related comparison to templesdisplaying carved out images of The pharoahs and Kailasanathargods, symmetrical Abu Simel-Egypt design, Egyptian Temple – India storyboard reproductions The stylobate area consisted of two Corthinian-style columns located in the center of the pronaus region. Cave-like dwelling, carved out space ♦ Similarities found in India displaying double pillars in center, symmetry and colonnade area
  • 3. Work Citedhttp://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/100004628 HTTPS://hariexploresindia.wordpress.com HTTPS://egyptsites.wordpress.com

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