June 30
Ancient Egypt: Middle & New Kingdoms




Mastaba to Pyramid






















First Dynasty - mastaba


Third Dynasty - stpped pyramid
Fourth Dynasty - bent pyramid
Fourth Dynasty - Pyramid











Bent Pyramid












Great Pyramids, Giza. Fourth Dynasty, c. 2575 - 2450 BCE.











Imhotep. Step Pyramid of King Djoser, Saqqara. 3rd Dynasty. c. 2681 - 2662 BCE.











What Life Was Like on the Banks of the Nile. (Alexandria, Virginia: Time-Life Books, 1999), 138.











Khufu's Pyramid(c. 2601 - 2528 BC), Giza.


"Time laughs at all things, but the pyramids laugh at time."
The Pyramids of Menkaure (c. 2533 - 2515 B.C.), Khafre (c. 2570 - 2544 B.C.), and Khufu (c. 2601- 2528 B.C.), Giza.











Modern Egyptian standing on pyramid building blocks











How were the Great Pyramids built?









Diagram of Cheops Pyramid











Plan of necropolis at Giza with sections of Pyramid of Khufu and mastaba,
and with inset of Step Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara











The Great Sphinx, Giza. c. 2570 - 2544 BCE. Sandstone, height 65'.











Khafre, from Giza. c. 2500 BC. Diorite, height 66".











Decorating a Tomb
What Life Was Like on the Banks of the Nile. (Alexandria, Virginia: Time-Life Books, 1999).











Menkuare and His Wife, Queen Khamerernebty, from Giza. c. 2525 BCE. Slate, height 54 1/2".