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Early perfectionistic architecture
Posted by D_Katana on February 1, 2020, 5:12 pm
As alluded to previously on the board, Ancient Egypt's architectural remains demonstrate perfectionism, be it in sarcophagi, hieroglyphics or buildings. The Karnak temple complex was built after most of the famous Pyramids, at a time when Egyptian masonry and construction consisted of refined, epoch-old trades, with bronze tools generally taking the place of traditional copper and wood ones.
Although Karnak was built over some 1800 or so years, successive additions conformed to rigid principles of symmetry, arrangement and geometry. Permitted builds were neither ad hoc nor haphazard; the Egyptians projected their own standards upon their pantheon of demanding, stern Gods - do it well
, with a side order of or else...
Karnak's ruins, though dilipidated and decayed, still exude this narrative:
The same image enlarged, with bisecting line: