Giza Art

If you see the Giza pyramids in Egypt as a triumph of early engineering and science as well as major cultural artefacts, then recent discoveries in the Cairo monuments show more links between science and art.

A wall painting, dating back over 4.300 years, has been discovered in a tomb located just east of the Great Pyramid of Giza.

giza-painting-discovery-1-1   giza-painting-discovery-2  giza-painting-discovery-6

The tombs are to the east and west of the Great Pyramid and were created for private individuals who held varying degrees of rank and power during the Old Kingdom (2649-2150 B.C.). Remnants of a fresco were discovered in 2012 by a team from the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences,

giza-painting-discovery-7      giza-painting-discovery-8

The three rooms contain 11 statues showing depictions of Perseneb and members of his family. The recent  discovery of the Old Kingdom painting was from the central room.  giza-painting-discovery-3