Egyptian Art

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Predynastic Period The early prehistoric people on the Nile inhabited the terraces or plateaus left by the river. The remains of their tools and homes show their gradual development from hunters to settled farmers. By 4000 BC the civilization of Egypt was in its earliest developing stages, the Predynastic period, which lasted until about 3100 BC, had begun. Organized settlements have been found and the art produced during this time was discovered mainly in their cemeteries. Objects …

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…in the Ptolemaic period and in the Roman period that held traditional Egyptian styles in architecture. Egyptian art also gave a powerful influence on the cultures of the invaders. Early Greek artists got a debt with Egypt in the development of their own styles. The Romans loved so much the Egyptian art that they took the style to their homeland. The influence of Egyptian art and an interest in Egyptian antiquity have lasted until today.