What did Egyptian art and architecture mean to the people who first made and used it—and why has it had such an enduring appeal? Ancient Egyptian Art and Architecture: A Very Short Introduction explores the visual arts produced in Egypt over a span of some 4,000 years. The stories behind these objects and buildings have much to tell us about how people in ancient Egypt lived their lives in relation to each other, the natural environment, and the world of the gods. Demonstrating how ancient Egypt has fascinated Western audiences over the centuries, this VSI considers the relationship between ancient Egypt and the modern world.
Keywords: Alexander the Great, Amenhotep III, architecture, Ashmolean Museum, British Museum, Egyptian, fertility, Gender Roles, hippopotami, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Flinders Petrie, Rosetta Stone, Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna