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Ancient Egyptian Architecture

Ancient Egyptian architecture was characterized by its grandiose scale, its dramatic use of space, and its distinctive use of materials. Ancient Egyptian structures were built of mud bricks, stone, and cedar wood, and other materials, such as ebony and ivory. Temples, palaces, and monuments were often embellished with intricate reliefs and hieroglyphs. The distinctive feature of Egyptian architecture was its emphasis on monumental scale and the importance of proportion, symmetry, and harmony. Ancient Egyptians believed that the house of the gods and goddesses should reflect the same grandeur and perfection as their gods and goddesses. As such, their architecture featured a sense of monumentality, grandeur, and beauty. Ancient Egyptian architects sought to create structure that conveyed a sense majesty and power. Additionally, the use of light and shadow to create depth and drama was an integral part of Ancient Egyptian architecture.

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Ji-Soo Park

CITATION : "Ji-Soo Park. 'Ancient Egyptian Architecture.' Design+Encyclopedia. (Accessed on March 27, 2023)"

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