By Clara E. Clement,Murat Ukray,A. A. Milne
We don't know how lengthy the earth has existed, and in learning the main precedent days of which we have now any exact wisdom, we come across evidence which end up that males should have lived and died lengthy sooner than the dates of which we will communicate precisely. The earliest international locations of whose structure we will provide an account are known as heathen international locations, and their artwork is named old or Heathen artwork, and this comes all the way down to the time while the Roman Emperor Constantine was once switched over to Christianity, and adjusted the Roman Capitol from Rome to Constantinople within the yr of our Lord 328.
The structures and the ruins which nonetheless stay from those precedent days are in Egypt, Assyria, Persia, Judea, Asia Minor, Greece, Etruria, and Rome. a lot of those were excavated or exposed, as, through the a long time that experience handed in view that their erection, they'd been buried clear of sight via the buildup of earth approximately them. those excavations are continually occurring in a number of nations, and males are ever striving to benefit extra concerning the wonders of historical days; and we may possibly wish that during the longer term as marvellous issues will be printed to us as were proven within the past.
As we think about the structure of Egypt, the nice Pyramid first draws realization as a result of its antiquity and its significance. This used to be equipped by way of Cheops, who's often known as Suphis, approximately 3000 years ahead of Christ. At that far-off day the Egyptians appear to have been a state of pyramid-builders, for even now, finally the years that experience rolled among them and us, we all know of greater than sixty of those mysterious monuments that have been opened and explored.
Of these kind of the 3 pyramids at Ghizeh (Fig. 1) are most sensible recognized, and that of Cheops is the main striking between them. these of you who've studied the background of the wars of Napoleon I. will keep in mind that it used to be close to this spot that he fought the so-called conflict of the Pyramids, and that during addressing his squaddies he reminded them that the following the a long time appeared down upon them, therefore concerning the numerous years within which this nice pyramid had stood at the border of the barren region, as though observing the flight of Time and flippantly ready to determine what could take place at the ultimate day of all earthly things.
There were a lot hypothesis and plenty of evaluations as to the use for which those pyramids have been made, however the so much normal trust is they have been meant for the tombs of the strong kings who reigned in Egypt and brought on them to be built.
The pyramid of Cheops used to be 400 and 80 ft and 9 inches excessive, and its base was once 700 and sixty-four ft sq.. it's so obscure
CLARA ERSKINE CLEMENT
AUTHOR OF "HANDBOOK OF mythical AND MYTHOLOGICAL ART," "PAINTERS, SCULPTORS, ENGRAVERS, ARCHITECTS AND THEIR WORKS," "ARTISTS OF THE 19th CENTURY," E
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A History of Art for Beginners and Students (Illustrated): Painting—Sculpture—Architecture with Complete “Quoted Indexes” and “Numerous Illustrations" by Clara E. Clement,Murat Ukray,A. A. Milne