Some five thousand years ago, the forms and images of Egypt’s rich artistic tradition developed within a relatively brief space of time.
The power of faith, mythology and the hierarchical structure around the king/pharaoh was so strong that hardly any changes were undertaken over the three millennia that followed. Frankfurt’s pink granite statue thus adheres to the eternally valid figural type of the pharaoh to depict Alexander the Great. The grand tombs at the bases of the pyramids were decorated with hundreds of statues and reliefs.

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