Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Come and explore the Art of Ancient Egypt

In the upper left-hand corner you will find the Sphinx. The Sphinx stands 65 feet tall! the head is human and the body is a lion.

Slightly to the right you will find the last remaining monument of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The Great Pyramid of Giza stands 50 stories tall.

These figures on the left are in profile, yet their bodies are facing forward. The Egyptians believed in actual size and properly proportioned drawings.

Slightly to the right you see King Tut, who was famous for not who was, a Pharoah, but for what he was buried with. Treasure of course, but what else? His childhood toys, including a cat carved out of wood with a head that moved and tail that wagged!

The two pictures on the right are drawn on papyrus, where the word paper derived from. On the left these shadow boxes hold beautiful carbings of ancient gods.

Below there is a ceremonial sword, a statue, and a sarcophogus.  


Can you find the eye of Horus? On the right-hand side you will find a timeline of Ancient Egypt.

The Red River County Public Library would like to thank everyone who took the time to come and visit all of our traveling exihibits.

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