Ancient Egypt 3000-300 BC

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Ancient Egyptians, the creator of Pyramids, hieroglyphics and the first race to create on a large, very, very large scale works of art, but not just random art! These incredible stone carved pictures  tell a story.

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The Egyptians wanted a permanent record, because as you would imagine stories for hundreds and thousands of years were told and naturally changed according to who told it. So the Egyptians though they would carve their stories into stone so that is was their exact story that was told, how they wanted it.

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The Egyptians were the first to create what we call an alphabet, yes the first kind of alphabet is the ancient hieroglyphics, again why did they create these? To keep track of events, to make sure that the stories they wrote were untouched and told how they wanted it to be.

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Amun, Anubis, Aten, Atum and Bastet just five of the amazing 29 Gods that the Egyptians believed in, to an extent that they created massive art works of these Gods. These are the first records of Gods that we have found through history.

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The Egyptians were the first race to create paper, they created this from using papyrus plants which were easy to get as they grew in vast amounts along the river. For more information on how they created the paper please visit :

 

http://www.kidzworld.com/article/1074-egypt-ancient-paper-papyrus

 

Pre History

Pre History, what is it? Pre History means before we, the human race was able to formally record historical events.

We only know what we know about this time era because of amazing things like cave paintings. The ability to create an image and the ability to create the resources needed, is just amazing. The need to express ones self is a factor that has always been in the human DNA it started from cavemen drawing on stone and inside caves to the amazing arts of Van Goth, I ask you this; if the cavemen had not had the time to create all these self expressive arts would we have modern art to the ability it is now?

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Cavemen took the ability of intelligence and used it to their advantage, they used their intelligence to create weapons, fires and many more things. Being able now to create weapons and fires, the whole process of hunting and cooking was sped up dramatically, which led them to have a lot of spare time; it is in that spare time that they created the earliest forms of art and story telling. Something we have shared for millions of years with the cavemen is the ability to gather round in small groups and talk. We do it everyday, in meetings, in school and at parties.