The legacy is the perception of himself that the pharaoh left behind in the wake of his death. However, when the façade is pulled back, an entirely different figure is shown; the real Tutankhamun. Upon entering the tomb, the northern wall can immediately be glimpsed. The mural covering the wall depicts three different scenes. In one scene, Tut is identified in the form of Osiris, the God of the afterlife.
In comparing Cimabue’s Madonna Enthroned with Angels and Prophets and Giotto’s Madonna Enthroned, the artists’ main idea of painting Mary enthroned is same, however the form used for the subject matter differs. The most important thing to note is that both artists paint with a Gothic and Byzantine style with their characteristics of a gold background and noticeable halos. When contrasting these two pieces of art, the main difference is the placement of the figures in each painting. In Cimabue’s painting, the angels are depicted around the throne with each row at different levels. This causes the angels to appear as if they are stacked on top of one another, unlike Giotto’s painting.
It also intensifies the tragic death of St John the Baptist and increases the dramatic impact of the painting. The dark background really make the figures stand out in the painting, it immediately grabs the audience’s attention as there is nothing to distract the audience in the background. The painting shows the main focus is the figures of both Salome and Head of St John with their soft skin tones that deeply contrast with the dark background. While the arms of the mysterious man are not the focus as the right arm is cloaked in the mysterious shadow and almost unseen. You could take notice of the man by his white sleeve on his left arm which is extending from the right side of the border holding the decapitated head by the hair.
Thus, mummification was a 70-day complicated preservation technique used to prevent the royal body from decay. This involved the process of embalming and drying the dead body in the belief that the body would be necessary in the Ancient Egyptian afterlife. At first glance, there were large amounts of evidence of black sticky resin and ointment which have been spread throughout the body that have blackened the cloths and parts of the body. These chemicals the Ancient Egyptians used have caused the body to become hard and dry to prevent microbial decay from dampness. Experts have made further analysis on the external
5) Confinement of dust cloud- in confined spaces the explosion would work better. Small particles (e.g. flour/ saw dust) have much more surface area than a large, solid object. This means that when in air they can explode and result in impressive explosions. Small particles confined in a small area that can cause explosions can be any of the following: coal dust, saw dust, grain, flour, sugar, powdered milk, pollen.
After that was done, the body was stuffed with ground-up wood. The body is now ready to be wrapped. The body was wrapped in linen, with small charms put in between. The charm of the Scarab Beetle was placed on the heart, and this amulet meant the most in the afterlife. A cleric prayed for the dead while the amulets were placed over the body.
Sierra Marchand NARCISSUS Ovid’s “Metamorphosis”, Paulo Cochlo’s “The Alchemist”, and John William Waterhouses’ painting “Echo and Narcissus” all tell the story of a desirable young man who dies because of an excessive self-love, but they differ in their specificities in order to achieve different goals; the painting highlights a specific moment and point of the story, “Metamorphosis” both entertains and explains the origins of things, and “The Alchemist’s” account of Narcissus’ story serves to aid the thematic development of the novel; these three different accounts also vary in how well they tell Narcissus story, while all three are equally effective in achieving their respective purposes, only Ovid’s account truly effective in telling Narcissus’ story because Waterhouses’ painting is unable to effectively tell all of Narcissus’ story and Cocholo’s alterations of the myth do not serve to better tell Narcissus’ story, but to better tell the story of “The Alchemist”. John William Waterhouses Painting depicts a scene that describes the classic version of the Narcissus myth, with Echo watching from a far as Narcissus falls in love with himself and dies, Narcissus enamored by his reflection in the lake, with both characters unaware of the beauty that surrounds them. This painting does a great job of focusing in on an important aspect of the myth, showing how tragic both Narcissus’s love for himself was as well as Echo’s unrequited love for Narcissus by showing these pitiful characters too consumed in Narcissus’ beauty to see all the other beauty surrounding them; in this story both beauty and love are wasted as they both are unappreciated, for Echo’s and Narcissus’s love of Narcissus go unappreciated and the forest’s beauty is also wasted on its inhabitants. This painting is incredibly effective at portraying this particular aspect of Narcissus’ story, but fails
ANCIENT EGYPT PYRAMIDS Ancient Egyptians believed that in the afterlife they would need to have gold and other riches. In the pyramids the Egyptians had filled the pyramids with gold cause of their beliefs. To prepare the ruler for the ceremony they had to do many things. First they had to use a special tool that they shove up the nose and make the brain a liquid, they also pour it out of the nose. They also make a small hole in the body so that they can take out the organs.
According to them by mummification they are making the soul of the corpse more powerful. Other cultures that had adopted the embalming in the form of mummification were Peru, Han dynasty of China and Incas. The process of embalming became advanced during the American civil war. Many of the soldiers had died in the war and in order to send their bodies to their hometown or to their relatives embalming of the death bodies had done to preserve the bodies and to avoid their deterioration. Dr. Thomas Holmes for this reason got the order to embalm the bodies of the soldiers to return them to their families.
This side is also associated with the dead, as it called the “territory of the dead”. According to the locals, pyramids protect souls of dead pharaohs (Hawass 153). The pyramids of Egypt refer to the stratification of the Egypt social classes. These classes involved slaves, farmers, craftsmen, scribes, priests, Doctors and engineers, high priests, nobles, vizier and the pharaoh. Slaves refer to people who work without any need for appreciation.