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 now 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 communicate precisely. The earliest international locations of whose structure we will provide an account are referred to as heathen international locations, and their artwork is termed historic or Heathen paintings, and this comes right down to the time while the Roman Emperor Constantine was once switched over to Christianity, and adjusted 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 long time that experience handed due to the fact their erection, they'd been buried clear of sight through the buildup of earth approximately them. those excavations are constantly occurring in a variety of nations, and males are ever striving to profit extra in regards to the wonders of historic days; and we might desire that during the long run as marvellous issues could be printed to us as were proven within the past.
As we think of the structure of Egypt, the nice Pyramid first draws cognizance as a result of its antiquity and its value. This used to be equipped by way of Cheops, who's also known as Suphis, approximately 3000 years ahead of Christ. At that far-off day the Egyptians appear to have been a kingdom 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 which were opened and explored.
Of a lot of these the 3 pyramids at Ghizeh (Fig. 1) are top recognized, and that of Cheops is the main amazing between them. these of you who've studied the historical past 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 infantrymen he reminded them that the following the a while regarded down upon them, therefore pertaining to the various years within which this nice pyramid had stood at the border of the wilderness, as though staring at the flight of Time and lightly ready to determine what may ensue at the ultimate day of all earthly things.
There were a lot hypothesis and plenty of reviews as to the use for which those pyramids have been made, however the so much basic trust is they have been meant for the tombs of the strong kings who reigned in Egypt and prompted them to be built.
The pyramid of Cheops was once 400 and 80 toes and 9 inches excessive, and its base was once 700 and sixty-four ft 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