By Clara E. Clement,Murat Ukray,A. A. Milne
We have no idea how lengthy the earth has existed, and in learning the main precedent days of which now we have any exact wisdom, we stumble upon proof which end up that males should have lived and died lengthy ahead of the dates of which we will be able to communicate precisely. The earliest countries of whose structure we will provide an account are known as heathen international locations, and their paintings is termed historical or Heathen artwork, and this comes right down to the time whilst the Roman Emperor Constantine was once switched over to Christianity, and altered the Roman Capitol from Rome to Constantinople within the 12 months 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 while that experience handed because their erection, they'd been buried clear of sight via the buildup of earth approximately them. those excavations are regularly occurring in quite a few international locations, and males are ever striving to profit extra in regards to the wonders of historic days; and we may perhaps desire that during the long run as marvellous issues can be printed to us as were proven within the past.
As we contemplate the structure of Egypt, the good Pyramid first draws cognizance because of its antiquity and its significance. This used to be outfitted via Cheops, who's also known as Suphis, approximately 3000 years ahead of Christ. At that far away day the Egyptians appear to have been a state of pyramid-builders, for even now, in spite of everything 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 some of these the 3 pyramids at Ghizeh (Fig. 1) are top recognized, and that of Cheops is the main awesome between them. these of you who've studied the heritage of the wars of Napoleon I. will do not forget that it was once 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 regarded down upon them, therefore concerning the various years within which this nice pyramid had stood at the border of the desolate tract, as though observing the flight of Time and evenly ready to determine what might ensue at the ultimate day of all earthly things.
There were a lot hypothesis and lots 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 robust kings who reigned in Egypt and triggered them to be built.
The pyramid of Cheops used to be 400 and 80 ft and 9 inches excessive, and its base used to be seven-hundred and sixty-four toes 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