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  • Wall Paintings Of The Royal Tombs
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    The decoration applied to the walls and ceilings of the royal tombs provided far more than a colourful patina, for the artists were in effect making an eternal world for the deceased king. The exigencies of tombs curtailed and hurried burials may have thwarted this goal on many occasions, but what the artists did achieve stands nonetheless among the greatest art of the ancient world. The process by which these decorations were achieved is quite well understood. In some cases, though not all, dra...
  • Mummy Of Ramses II
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    Ramses II Usermaatre Setepenre, third ruler of the 19th Dynasty, was born about 1303 B. C in the Eastern Nile Delta, following the death of his grandfather King Ramses I and Father Sethi I, was one of the longest reigning pharaohs of ancient Egypt. He reigned 67 years (roughly from 1290 to 1224 B. C), during the early part of his reign, Ramses fought to regain the territory in Africa and Western Asia that Egypt had held during the 15th and 16th centuries B. C in the beginning as co regent with h...
  • Four Rooms Of The Tomb
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    What does the tomb of tutankhamen and its contents show about the Egyptian concern for the afterlife Tutakhamen's tomb, and the artifacts inside are an indication of the concern the Ancient Egyptians held for the after-life of their king. In 26th Nov. 1922, the English archaeologist Howard Carter opened the virtually intact tomb of a largely unknown pharaoh: Tutankhamen. This was the first, and to date the finest royal tomb found virtually intact in the history of Egyptology. It took almost a de...
  • I's Tomb Belzoni
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    ANCIENT HISTORY Giovanni Belzoni was born in Italy in 1778, he was the son of a barber who had thirteen siblings. When his native land was invaded he fled to England. He worked as a hydraulic engineer and as a merchant trader. He used his knowledge of hydraulics to create a machine that would make water more available. At the age of 24 he was a staggering 6'7" tall and traveled to London where he was employed as a circus strong man. After leaving the circus Belzoni, his wife and his Irish servan...
  • While Giovanni
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    The Life and Discoveries of Archaeologist Giovanni Battista Belzoni Giovanni Battista Belzoni was born on 15th November 1178, in Padua- north-eastern of Italy. At the age of 16, he went to Rome on foot to study hydraulic engineering at a monastery in Rome. After gaining a substantial amount of knowledge about hydraulics, Giovanni travelled to England in 1803. Being brought to England, he became a strongman and performer known as 'Patagonian Samson' because he was an individual of immense strengt...

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