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Pharaohs Knew Cinema before Thousands Years


Fri 02 Aug 2019 | 08:52 AM
Ali Abu Dashish

The ancient Egyptian artist produced numerous artifacts that passed centuries to the modern age.

He showed his genuine understanding to the art of cinema and its technologies before it appeared in the 19th century.

Dr Hussein Bassir, an Egyptologist, said that there are many pictures dated back to Ancient Egypt prove clearly that the Ancient Egyptians knew principles of cinematography through scenes appeared in the Egyptian either in graves or temples or other miniatures.

Those pieces show cleverness of the Ancient Egyptians that early time in history.

cinematic cadres were created and scenes flowed according to a timeline enables the eye to follow developing of the scenes.

Every scene adds more to another and makes it develop until completing the art message or the vision which the Egyptian artist wanted to convey it before many centuries of inventing the cinema.

Dr Basseer added that the Egyptian antiquities represent a visual panorama which contains a number of well-done pictures of the daily life of the Ancient Egyptians according to a timeline and dramatic structure.

A distribution of scenes could be seen on Narmer Palette whereas historical event were delineated in consequent array in the pre-dynasties era in Ancient Egypt.

Drawing the ancient Egyptian sitting at the table of offerings is one of the interesting scenes in Ancient Egypt.

The Egyptian artist was adroit in piding the scenes by adding parting lines to frame each scene.

Scenes of wrestling at Beni Hassan in Mynia Governorate are more that two hundreds which amazed the experts.

The Pharaohs knew how to draw the principal, minimal and double characters.

They also prepared cadres, angles, shootings, lights , shadows and the side shooting.

The ancient Egyptian artist knew the embossing and bas-relief and the consequent movements.

That is wonderful to know that the Ancient Egyptians also knew the art of montage.

The golden jewelry show deep experience of the Ancient Egyptians in handling with precious metal.

A grave in Skkara area shows the Egyptian experience in meteorology.

They found the ore, extracted the metal, weighted it, melted it, molded it to become chains and necklaces.

Those artifacts show us the genuine of the Ancient Egyptians and how they dealt with all items art .

A saying went throughout centuries that Egypt taught the world since early time of history.

Contributed by Ahmed Moamar