Art 101: Prehistoric through Medieval Art
Spring 2003

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Date Due: February 10, 2003

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Worksheet #3
Chapter 2: Egyptian Art

Explore the website: www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/pyramid/

How did the ancient Egyptians view death?

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Why did the ancient Egyptians build the pyramids? Why was the pharaoh's tomb of such great concern to every member of ancient Egyptian society?

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How do the authors of the website theorize that the massive stone blocks used to build the pyramids were transported? Do you agree or disagree with this theory? Can you offer any other theories as to how this extraordinary task was accomplished?

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Who built the pyramids? (In other words, members of what social class or classes built the pyramids?) How were these people thought of in ancient Egyptian society?

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How do Egyptologists date the pyramids?

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