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SR Set: Egyptian Architecture
Title: SR Set: Egyptian Architecture
Description: Photography done on site at the major Egyptian tombs and temples, including Aswan, Giza, Karnak, Luxor, Thebes and the Valley of the Kings and Queens. Includes the Stepped Pyramid and Complex of Zoser, Great Pyramids and Sphinx, Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Mortuary Temples of Ramses II and III (including aerial views of the sites).
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SR Set: Ancient Egypt: Artifacts, Culture and History
Title: SR Set: Ancient Egypt: Artifacts, Culture and History
Description: From predynastic to the Ptolemaic era, the art of Ancient Egypt illustrates a history and culture spanning 3000 years. Included here are sculptures of gods, Pharaohs and Queens, as well as lesser figures of officials and scribes. Tomb reliefs depict scenes of daily life ranging from hunting and fishing to farming and masonry, while artifacts from jewelry and furniture to funerary objects and mummies, give a full picture of the cultural wealth of ancient Egypt. The set is a pendant to CDR-1202 Egyptian Architecture. (
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SR Set: Wall Painting in Antiquity
Title: SR Set: Wall Painting in Antiquity
Description: Wall painting in ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome was distinctive to each culture, but moving from one culture to another through the centuries. The flow of style and design moves gracefully from the earliest Old Kingdom tomb paintings to the lush interiors at Pompeii and Herculaneum, which were frozen in time in Mount Vesuvius' 79 CE eruption. The formal Egyptian canon varied little for nearly three thousand years and was to be adapted and enriched in Minoan frescoes, the forerunners of a freer Greek style of painting. Egyptian wall painting was done directly on limestone or on a coat of dried plaster; unlike the Minoan and later Roman wall paintings which were worked in true fresco form in wet plaster. In this set Roman wall paintings are divided into the four styles described by August Mau in the 19th century; while some of our Egyptian examples are facsimiles by Egyptologists Norman and Nina Davies and Charles K. Wilkinson done in the early Twentieth century.
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SR Set: Trabeation and Arcuation - part 1
Title: SR Set: Trabeation and Arcuation - part 1
Description: Dolmen and henge monuments are some of the earliest uses of trabeated construction, dating back to the Neolithic period. Simultaneously, in Egypt, the step pyramid at Saqqara, the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Temple of Khons at Karnak, depict the remarkable development of trabeated construction. Like the Egyptians, the Mycenaeans made major contributions in their use of trabeation and arcuation. For the Greeks, the most important architectural form was the temple. By comparing examples like the Temple of Poseidon at Paestum, the temples on the Athenian Acropolis and the Temple of Zeus Olympius, we trace the development of the Greek orders and their accompanying refinements. Later, in Imperial Roman architecture, these Greek forms were adapted for new uses. They gained greater flexibility by the use of concrete to shape arched- and vaulted structures that used forms of the Greek system of orders to express state power and majesty.
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