Ancient Egyptian Civilization is something that everyone learns about in elementary school. We all learned about Pharaohs, mummification, the beautiful sarcophagi in which high ranking political and religious figures were placed after their deaths, and perhaps one of Egypt’s biggest tourist attractions, the pyramids. What elementary school failed to place emphasis on was the artistic aspects of Ancient Egypt. Ironically, many of the things we learned about were, in fact, art. And, for good reason, it’s some of the most famous and recognizable art that the world has ever seen.
King Tut’s Sarcophagus
King Tutankhamen's Sarcophagus, 1323 BCE
Upclose of King Tutankhamen's Sarcophagus
Perhaps the most distinguishable sarcophagus to many, King Tutankhamen’s sarcophagus is an intricately designed set of coffins stacked inside one another; somewhat like Russian nesting dolls, sarcophagi are stacked, smallest, medium, larger and so on. His most famous coffin is in fact his second outer coffin. Measuring…
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