Sunday, January 20, 2019
Djoser vs Zinggurat
Bih Mancho Proff Vick Art 104 24 September, 2011 Djoser vs. zikurat Djoser, the Third Dynasty King gave permission for the early known house decoratorural monument in Egypt to be constructed The Step profit. The Architect behind this great social complex body part was someone whom worked very closely with Djoser in governing Saqqara, His Prime Minister, by name Imhotop. Imhotep is the first architect in account to be identified. In the beginning Imhotep intended to shop Djosers tomb a one floor mastaba it was only later(prenominal) on that he made the decision to make it bigger.It was the final structure is what was given the name the Step profit. (Stokstad53) This structure was built as a resolve of elaborate Egyptian funerary practices to make sure as shooting that those who died actually moved on into the afterlife safely and effectively (Stokstad53) The Ziggurat on the other pass was constructed under the rule of King Urnammu of Ur. During his reign the baron Urnam mu funded a good number of building campaigns. As a result of his sponsorship the well-known Ziggurat was constructed with a concept of imperial authority (pg36).Both structures were quite an vast in size and seem to have covered a crowing area of territory. The Ziggurate was constructed with mud brick while that of the benefit was constructed with limestone. The Ziggurat had a rectangular base of 205 by 141 feet with 3 sets of stairs which all came unitedly at the entrance gate (Stokstad36). The Pyramid on the other hand is a 92 foot shaft that descended from the original mustaba. Enclosed within the gain a descending corridor at the base of the step pyramid provided an entrance from outside to the burial ground (Stokstad53).In my opinion the Nanna Ziggurat is more appeling to the eye than the structure of the Step Pyramid. The Ziggurate was constructed as a lettering to the moon paragon Nanna, also called Sin (pg36). The Pyramid was equally created with repute to a certa in god precisely it served two purposes. The Step Pyramid signified a stairway to the Sun god Ra but it also served another purpose. It protected the tomb in which the kings mummified body was buried. (Stokstad53). It provided a comfortable home for the Ka of the departed king. So that even after demise he would be able to watch over Egypt and make sure the country remained in he good state in which they left over(p) it. In my opinion the Step Pyramid has more of a meaty background story to it than the Ziggurat. It is much more than just a large magnificent monument created to worship a god unlike the Ziggurat, the Pyramid served a purpose on earth as well as in the heavens. I believe if so much time and difficult work is put into developing such a marvelous structure at least it should serve some purpose to the people of the land on which it was built not just to praise a god or to signify authority but to preserve the culture and history of the people.