Aesthetics Exploration 2019: Pyramids of Giza

Pyramids of Giza, Giza, Egypt [1]

Pyramids of Giza are one of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World and are the only one left standing. They were built from 2550 to 2490 B.C. for three different pharaohs and are located in Giza, Egypt. The tallest pyramid called “The Great Pyramid” was built for Pharaoh Khufu the second king (pharaoh) of the Fourth Dynasty. The pyramids were built to serve as a burial place for the kings and queens of the ancient Egyptians.

The inner structure of The Great Pyramid [2]

The construction process of the pyramids has been a mystery ever since. The Great Pyramid was built using 2.5 million blocks, where most of the blocks weigh around two tons. Although the construction may look simple from the outside, the pyramid has a lot of details from the inside. The ancient Egyptians were able to build the pyramids in a period of around 85 years without the existence of technology, nor heavy equipment.

Ancient Egyptian Paints and Patterns [3]

Paintings, drawings, and texts are all over the inner walls of the pyramids. The ancient Egyptians used those symbols to communicate back then. However, nowadays, those symbols and letters are being used as a form of art, as they are considered to be aesthetically pleasing. People use the ancient Egyptian Language to decorate walls, jewelry, and many other art pieces. In addition, the pyramids themselves became famous art pieces that are being used in accessories, furniture, and jewelry. This fact has caught my attention, which led me to learn more about the art behind the pyramids.

“The Great Pyramid” Gold Necklace [4]

References:

[1] https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/photo/pyramid-royalty-free-image/154260931?language=en-US
[2] https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/mystery-void-found-in-great-pyramid-of-giza-d002hr6kf
[3] https://www.alamy.com/image-details-popup.asp?imageid={85F7CDC3-6FF8-4FA3-8ECA-D4D4F775C7CC}
[4] https://www.successlovebeauty.com/products/the-great-pyramid-pendant-charm-necklace-18k-gold-plated-over-316l-stainless-steel
[5] https://www.geopolymer.org/archaeology/pyramids/are-pyramids-made-out-of-concrete-1/
[6] https://www.nationalgeographic.com/archaeology-and-history/archaeology/giza-pyramids/
[7] https://www.ancient.eu/article/124/the-great-pyramid-of-giza-last-remaining-wonder-of/
[8] http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/khufu.shtml

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  • […] Aesthetics Exploration 2019: Pyramids of Giza […]

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  • The Pyramids of Giza truly deserve to a world wonder. The fact that these people were able to construct such monumental structures composed of 2 ton blocks without any machinery besides simple mechanisms like pulleys is baffling! What I found to be interesting is the ventilation system. SO these structures not only were built in an unimaginable way, but their design was intensively thought through. It is an incredible example of some of the earliest and most impressive engineering. What I would like to know is if the vents where made for the workers or for the ceased royalty. I also agree that their language truly was artistic. It seems as though to commicate you had to be an artist. Great post!

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  • Great post! I have always awed at the pyramids due to their unknown construction. It is amazing to think that something this enormous and intricate could be built so long ago. I think the artwork inside the pyramids are amazing and prove to be a great window into the life of the ancient Egyptians.

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