History Of World Arts

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History of World Arts

Thesis Statement

According to the wonders of the ancient world, the great pyramid in Giza and Great Pyramid at Cholula are different in their respective terms.

Comparison and Analysis

The other two of the pyramids of Giza are excluded from the list. This is the only monument of the seven wonders to survive till today in perfect condition and managing mere escapes from fires, earthquakes and other common disasters that hold a threat to anything other large artifact stands on earth. It today is in perfect condition despite its loss of height and its unperfected preservation of outside rock smoothness and quality. It was constructed by the Egyptian pharaoh: Khufu of the fourth dynasty. It held its purpose as his tomb, and a few years later its purpose came into use. It is the only surviving ancient wonder.

To this day, the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt remains one of the Seven Wonders of the World. In fact, the Great Pyramid is the only surviving wonder of the world ("Wonders of the World"). The gigantic size of this pyramid can amaze almost all people who see this ancient monument (Casson 34-96). Many curious people stand in wonder at its base and try to imagine how it was constructed. Other people try to understand why the pyramid was even built. When the kingdoms combined the crowns were combined, with the vulture and cobra heads side by side. By uniting the two kingdoms more people worshipped one king. From the beginning of humanity, there have been distinctive observations with the burial of the dead.

The purpose of burial was not only for disposal of the body but for the preparation for its after- life. The Egyptians believed that in order for the soul to pass into the next life, the body must remain intact; hence, to preserve it, they developed the procedures of mummification ("Funeral Rites and Customs") (Mendelssohn 33-67). Tombs, temples, and statues had been built, constructed, molded, and painted to be worshipped by the Egyptians. Religious life coincided with everyday life because the Egyptians believed life after death was eternal, and that the soul rested in the body of the dead, and that the soul traveled between earth and another world. Tombs provided houses for their souls to live.

No records of the architectural design, written by the designers of the Great Pyramid, have been found on paper. Consequently, only one may guess how the pyramid was built. Now, it is the pursuit of many people to find out how the Great Pyramid was really built.

When the leveling process was completed, the next task was to quarry the blocks. Most of the Great Pyramid was built of limestone. Although, some of the blocks used in the construction were made of granite. Quarrying the blocks did not give the builders any serious problems. Egyptians used copper tools, including saws and chisels, which were capable of cutting any kind of limestone (Edwards 262). Chisels and saws were used the most in cutting ...
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