ruler, complete authority
period during which a single family provided a succession of rulers
List the accomplishments of Menes during the Old Kingdom.
1. Upper and Lower Egypt were united
2. establish capital at Memphis
3. Founded first of 31 Egyptian Dynasties
What was the Middle Kingdom like?
time of law and order and prosperity in Egypt
Thebes able to gain control of the country
managed to unify Egypt once again into same state
What made New Kingdom the most brilliant period?
empire warrior, pharaohs used expertise with horses and chariots.
Name and describe the gods the pharaoh was expected to join when he died.
2. Osiris- god of the Nile and god of the Underworld
3. Isis- great mother of god
Low, flat tomb
The early burial tombs evolved into great pyramids. List the tombs and make a sketch of each.
2. Step Pyramid
tall, four sided, pointed stone shafts
During the New Kingdom,sculptors were _____ to complete a variety of works.
Early Egyptians used a form of picture writing to create a pictogram
represent vital people name
A strict set of rules followed by all Egyptian artists required that every part of the body shown from the most _____.
familiar part of view
Describe the rules the artists followed.
-every part of the body be shown from the most familiar point of view.
- when painting pharaoh,all parts show, complete slender
- head, arm,feet shown
-eyes, shoulders in front
early form of picture writing