#21. Mortuary temple of Hatshepsut

Art Historical Background This temple space has an aerial view of the temple itself and a statue of Hatshepsut from the interior. Therefore, I am going to break down this discussion into three parts: a historical context on Hatshepsut, the statue, and temple complex. Hatshepsut Hatshepsut lived roughly 1479-1458 B.C.E (sooo like 1500 years before [...]

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#20. Temple of Amun-Re and Hypostyle Hall

Art Historical Background This image from the 250 has three distinct photos that go with it: aerial view, hypostyle hall, and a temple plan. So I figured the easiest way to tackle this behemoth piece is to break it down according to the images provided by College Board. FUN FACT: The temple complex at Karnak [...]

Student Series! Code of Hammurabi vs The Ten Commandments

This student series post is by an old AP Art History student who took Humanities afterwards and so she smartly used her AP knowledge of the Stele of Hammurabi to write this great blog post comparing it to the Ten Commandments. JMF β€œAn Eye for an Eye Makes the World Go Blind." There are many [...]

Student Series! Religion’s Purpose in Ancient Greece

The mysteries of what occurs after death has created a need for humans to seek religion. This has been a characteristic of humanity throughout ages, but Ancient Greek religion was fascinating and enticing to me. It was characterized by a distinct background that still makes it known today as the poster-child for mythology. The Greeks [...]