King Tut (Egyptian Art)
This is an example of the slide show and the project that we are going to do. We will have a meeting on Friday, January 17th @ 1:30 in the Library.
Symbols - a familiar object that has greater meaning. Can you figure out what this says? It says “I Love You.”
Hieroglyphics - Egyptians used symbols and pictures to represent different objects, actions, sounds or ideas. These symbols are called hieroglyphs. We only have 26 letters in our alphabet, but there were thousands of hieroglyphics. This is one way to spell “I Love You” in Egyptian hieroglyphics.
Ancient Egyptian art is characterized by the depiction of gods, humans, heroic battles, animals, and nature. Clear and simple lines combined with simple shapes, symbols, and flat areas of color helped to create a sense of order and balance.
Ancient Egyptian art was created using media ranging from specialized paper, stone, clay and metals.
King Tut’s burial mask was made of several layers of gold. There are 10 lines of hieroglyphics on the back which describe different parts of his body, his connection to gods and goddesses, and how he is to be protected in the afterlife
Here is a link to an interesting video on Pharaohs.
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