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 we've got any actual wisdom, we encounter proof which turn out that males should have lived and died lengthy ahead of the dates of which we will be able to converse precisely. The earliest countries of whose structure we will provide an account are referred to as heathen countries, and their artwork is termed historic or Heathen paintings, 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. lots of those were excavated or exposed, as, through the a long time that experience handed on the grounds that their erection, they'd been buried clear of sight by means of the buildup of earth approximately them. those excavations are consistently occurring in quite a few international locations, and males are ever striving to benefit extra in regards to the wonders of old days; and we may possibly desire that during the long run as marvellous issues might be published to us as were proven within the past.
As we give some thought to the structure of Egypt, the good Pyramid first draws realization as a result of its antiquity and its value. This was once equipped by way of Cheops, who's often known as Suphis, approximately 3000 years earlier than 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 which were opened and explored.
Of these types of the 3 pyramids at Ghizeh (Fig. 1) are top identified, and that of Cheops is the main amazing between them. these of you who've studied the background of the wars of Napoleon I. will keep in mind that it was once close to this spot that he fought the so-called conflict of the Pyramids, and that during addressing his infantrymen he reminded them that the following the a while seemed down upon them, therefore concerning the numerous years in which this nice pyramid had stood at the border of the wasteland, as though looking at the flight of Time and lightly ready to determine what could occur at the ultimate day of all earthly things.
There were a lot hypothesis and plenty of critiques as to the use for which those pyramids have been made, however the such a lot common 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 toes and 9 inches excessive, and its base used to be 700 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