Egyptian Structure - (Steven Mansberger)

This gallery highlights some of the most impressive structures of Egyptian culture (across all kingdoms). The primary focus of this gallery is Egyptian architecture. Egyptian monuments are among some of the most impressive in the world, and their like is intensely unique. Much of the art and structures in today's world still draw strongly upon Egyptian roots.

The Temple of Dendera and a pylon connected by a walkway. This picture combines two powerful elements: perspective and space. The Temple of Dendera is centered in the image background, but it is nicely positioned against the pylon in the foreground. The alignment of these two objects, combined with the dark contrast of darker temple inlets, provides an excellent photograph.
Obelisk at Luxor and the Pylon of Ramses II. The obelisk displayed in this image neatly outlines the stonework in the background. This view provides an excellent perspective shot through two halves of the Pylon of Ramses II. The architecture provides a natural vanishing point into the distance; precise angles and defined building placement naturally lead an observer's view.
This picture shows the flooded courtyard of Amenhotep III. Egyptian pillars defined much of the architectural work of ancient Egypt, especially in the New Kingdom. The pillars lining both sides of this photograph provide an excellent outline for the flooded courtyard displayed.
This photo shows a monument in Thebes. This picture does not show a necessarily important building, but it provides an incredible example of Egyptian architecture. Even as this monument lies in ruin, it appears solid and exquisite. Egyptian construction was no only beautiful, it was durable.
This painting shows a vast courtyard beneath the Temple of Edfu. The painted scene offers a view of human life at the time. Many individuals spent their lives working on Egyptian monuments. The humans displayed here provide a sense of scale to the massive construct in the background. The two forward pillars provide two prominent focal points. The outer pillars provide outlining lines to the vanishing point in the distance.
This scene shows the inside view of the temple of Amon Karnak. A very strong emphasis is put on the distant opening. Great pillars provide a narrow but focused view of a great passageway. The pillars show good detail without overpowering the feel of the painting. The work successfully displays a sense of depth without drawing a viewer's attention away from the front of the piece.
The Sphinx is shown against a backdrop of the Great Pyramid of Giza. The Sphinx is positioned off-center and balances the dominating image of the Great Pyramid behind it. The face of the Sphinx is looking off into the distance matching one of the faces of the Great Pyramid. The people present show the great scale of the Egyptian monuments.
Large stone, human figures and other hieroglyphs are cut into the outside of a temple at Abu Simbel. These symbols of art are cut directly into the stone face surrounding the temple entrance. The human figures are set back deeply into the rock face, and they are spaced evenly apart. The separate sides of this temple lead viewers towards the center of the structure: the temple entrance
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