Egyptians used art to document their human experiences…
What is one popular method used today to document our
human experi...
Civilization is an exciting new
development for the human race.
For nearly all of
the last 100,000
years, humans
have almo...
Clumping together and
Staying P
ut

(Above picture of downtown Egypt
as it looks today.)

Nomadic activities
work well for...
The big change from tribes to traffic jams started in China, in
the Indus Valley. It also happened in an area of the globe...
A city started to form
in Egypt
Here is a map of the world…

←Here you are.
← Here is Egypt
•A few of the tribes found
themselves in a paradise like
place. The waters of the Nile
allowed things to grow. The
desert ...
Egyptians used art to document their human experiences…
Egyptians used art to document their human experiences…

Egyptian,
Throne Back Depicting Tutankhamen and Queen
, New Kingd...
Characteristics of Egyptian Style Art
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•
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flattened space- few details and little
to no shading is used. There ...
Characteristics of Egyptian Style Art
Walk like an
Egyptian—stand
up and try to walk
like the Egyptian in
this painting… P...
• Ankh is commonly known
to mean life in Ancient
Egyptian language.
• It symbolizes eternal life
and also power.
• Sometim...
• Egyptian Gods and
Kings are often shown
carrying the Ankh to
distinguish them from
mortals.
• As the Christian era
eclip...
The goddess Isis
giving life to
Nefertari in the
form of the ankh.
Lotus Flower
• A real Lotus Flower
opens every morning
and closes every
night.
• The symbol is used to
represent life, dea...
Draw this
beetle in your
sketchbook/
notebook.
• It lays eggs in dung, which
the hatched beetle babies eat.
• The Egyptians believed that
the scarab beetle represented
t...
Try to answer without looking at your notes—
1. What do each of these Egyptian symbols mean?
2. How did the meaning of the...
Eye of Horus
• Was believed to have
protective and healing power.
• Used as a medallion, placed
inside the wrappings of a
...
Osiris

• Egyptian God of the afterlife
and judge of the dead.
• Osiris was killed by his
brother Seth, who shut his
body ...
Osiris cont.

• While Isis was away, Seth found the
body, and chopped it up into many
pieces, and scattered them throughou...
The Egyptian sphinx
is an ancient iconic
mythical creature
usually comprised of
a recumbent lion –
an animal with
sacred s...
Evolution of the pyramid
• When anyone thinks of
Egypt they automatically
think pyramids.
• Prior to the old kingdom
kings...
Evolution of Pyramid Cont.
• It wasn’t until the
beginning of the old
kingdom that Pharohs
began to be entombed in
legit p...
Original Great Pyramid
• The 1st of the great
pyramids, known
simply as the great
pyramid, is the largest
of the three.
• ...
You will be creating a visual documentation of your family’s history &
stories in the style of Egyptian art.
Homework—Ask ...
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    1. 1. Egyptians used art to document their human experiences… What is one popular method used today to document our human experiences?
    2. 2. Civilization is an exciting new development for the human race. For nearly all of the last 100,000 years, humans have almost always worked and lived together in small tribal bands, staying on the move, hunting wild animals and gathering wild food.
    3. 3. Clumping together and Staying P ut (Above picture of downtown Egypt as it looks today.) Nomadic activities work well for keeping population numbers under control… Recently, however, no more than 10,000 years ago something radically different began to happen: Humans began to organize themselves in big numbers.
    4. 4. The big change from tribes to traffic jams started in China, in the Indus Valley. It also happened in an area of the globe that we now call the Near East. Aerial photograph of what is left of the original ancient Egyptian cities (we call these architectural leftovers ruins )
    5. 5. A city started to form in Egypt
    6. 6. Here is a map of the world… ←Here you are. ← Here is Egypt
    7. 7. •A few of the tribes found themselves in a paradise like place. The waters of the Nile allowed things to grow. The desert and sea protected the tribes from outside invaders. It was an “island of plenty.” •So the tribes did a history making thing… •They stopped moving. In time they learned to plant seeds in the black soil of their river’s delta and wait for them to sprout. •The Nile fed them. The desert protected them.
    8. 8. Egyptians used art to document their human experiences…
    9. 9. Egyptians used art to document their human experiences… Egyptian, Throne Back Depicting Tutankhamen and Queen , New Kingdom, 18th Dyn., c. 1360 BCE, Cairo Museum, Egypt.
    10. 10. Characteristics of Egyptian Style Art • • • • • • flattened space- few details and little to no shading is used. There is not a concern with creating the illusion of form. Faces are almost always shown in profile (sideways). Feet are also usually in depicted in profile. The direction of the feet and face can give chronology to the picture. They can tell you if the figure was going toward or running away from the event. The figures are drawn to show off the heart, which was valued greatly in Egyptian culture. There is very little overlapping in the Egyptian’s artwork.
    11. 11. Characteristics of Egyptian Style Art Walk like an Egyptian—stand up and try to walk like the Egyptian in this painting… Pay attention to how the face, legs & feet are oriented. Be sure not to block the heart!
    12. 12. • Ankh is commonly known to mean life in Ancient Egyptian language. • It symbolizes eternal life and also power. • Sometimes it is used as an amulet to provide the wearer with protection from the evil forces of decay and degeneration.
    13. 13. • Egyptian Gods and Kings are often shown carrying the Ankh to distinguish them from mortals. • As the Christian era eclipsed Egypt's pharaonic pagan religion, the sign was adapted by the Coptic church as their unique form of a cross, known as the crux ansata. • Interesting blurb about Restored Church of God
    14. 14. The goddess Isis giving life to Nefertari in the form of the ankh.
    15. 15. Lotus Flower • A real Lotus Flower opens every morning and closes every night. • The symbol is used to represent life, death, and rebirth.
    16. 16. Draw this beetle in your sketchbook/ notebook.
    17. 17. • It lays eggs in dung, which the hatched beetle babies eat. • The Egyptians believed that the scarab beetle represented their sun god, Ra. Ra was the Egyptian god who rolled the sun across the sky and buried it each night. • It was used as an amulet to protect the mummy from harm. • Scarab beetle amulets portrayed the beetle's persistence in rolling a dung ball and the reemergence of the beetle from its hole in the ground. Scarab
    18. 18. Try to answer without looking at your notes— 1. What do each of these Egyptian symbols mean? 2. How did the meaning of the first and last symbol change? Why? 3. How might the meaning of the symbols change if they were viewed by someone who did not know about Egyptian culture? The scarab is a visual metaphor for the sun rising and setting. 4. Try to think of a natural phenomenon that you have seen that you do not understand. Describe it. 5. How might you visually symbolize this phenomenon? Illustrate this symbol in your sketchbook.
    19. 19. Eye of Horus • Was believed to have protective and healing power. • Used as a medallion, placed inside the wrappings of a mummy to protect it from sickness. • The Masonic all seeing eye, the Eye of Providence symbol found on American money, and our modern Rx pharmaceutical symbol are all descended from the Eye of Horus.
    20. 20. Osiris • Egyptian God of the afterlife and judge of the dead. • Osiris was killed by his brother Seth, who shut his body in a chest and threw it into the Nile, where it washed up onto the shore and was trapped in a huge tree. The King Byblos turned it into a pillar in his palace. • Isis, Osiris’s wife, (who had been searching for her husband) discovered the trunk and retrieved the body.
    21. 21. Osiris cont. • While Isis was away, Seth found the body, and chopped it up into many pieces, and scattered them throughout Egypt. • Isis and her sister, Nephthys, found the pieces and made wax models of them to give to priests to be worshipped. • When they found all of his pieces, they were so sad they wailed loudly enough for Re, the father god, to have pity on them. He sent Anubis and Thoth to help. They mummified Osiris, and put his body in a lion headed pier. Isis changed into a kite and fanned breath into Osiris. The reassembled pieces, helped father a son. • Osiris was not allowed to stay in the land of the living, and was sent to the underworld to serve as king, and to judge the souls of the dead.
    22. 22. The Egyptian sphinx is an ancient iconic mythical creature usually comprised of a recumbent lion – an animal with sacred solar associations – with a human head, usually that of a pharaoh.
    23. 23. Evolution of the pyramid • When anyone thinks of Egypt they automatically think pyramids. • Prior to the old kingdom kings or Pharohs were not entombed in pyramids, but instead laid to rest in Mastabas • Mastabas- Were bench shaped Ancient Egyptian tombs.
    24. 24. Evolution of Pyramid Cont. • It wasn’t until the beginning of the old kingdom that Pharohs began to be entombed in legit pyramids. • Event then non royalty continued to use mastabas. • Even after the use of pyramids, many still chose to be stored in a different way. Great Pyramids of Giza
    25. 25. Original Great Pyramid • The 1st of the great pyramids, known simply as the great pyramid, is the largest of the three. • This pyramid is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient world. • Constructed c.25602540
    26. 26. You will be creating a visual documentation of your family’s history & stories in the style of Egyptian art. Homework—Ask and Listen. Ask your parents and your grandparents to tell you about your past. Maybe a story from their childhood, the story of how they met? A story of hardship? Of celebration? Of world events they have lived through? Have they always lived in Cleveland County? NC? United States?

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