Architecture Vs. Egyptian Architecture
The sediment richens the soil year after year by the Nile that floods the
valley and rises twenty to thirty feet high. African villagers expect the
seasonal rains; the precipitation determines the crops productivity. The valley
cut by this dominating river is also where one of the greatest Neolithic
civilizations grew. The originals were of mixed races but all derived from the
white races. By 4000 B.C. these egger people started using copper and gold,
developing a standard way of living. They made tools to their own needs and
began building and started to include architectural art full of decorous curves
and lines. The early Egyptians made their homes out of river reeds and river
mud. They produced round homes or rectangular homes with arched rooftops.

Primarily the huts were used to keep from the harsh, warm temperatures. During
this time period of reed homes adobe bricks were being made which led to a
crucial innovation to Egyptian homes and architecture. The art and skill that
was carved, painted and designed into religious temples and tombs gave later
researchers of great talent information on Egyptian life. With architectural
strides religious gods and carvings were beginning a decorative architectural
era. Imhotep was an architect that designed the great pyramid and temple of King

Zoser in the third dynasty. He was precise and eloquent with the use of stone
that was not surpassed for centuries. The Egyptians honored many of their
architects, who also became court officials, but Imhotep was credited for being
the first great user of stone towards monumental buildings. The old kingdom was
built of river reeds and mud but later other kingdoms learned from the old
designs. Later the middle kingdom saw a new light in utilizing stone form and
development of others. Though it wasnít until the new empire where great
temples and large courts. The new empire fell and the idea of a strong,
continuous rise in Egyptian architecture had almost ceased. The Nile River
determined the building materials of the Egyptians. As time progressed and
architecture was beginning to have history, technical skills were developing as
well as architectural skills. One major discovery was slanted roofs were
unnecessary to the hot, humid weather. Falt roofs became the new invention and
were multipurpose for more living space, which became an essential part of the
home design. Egyptians also tried to figure out a way walls could be sturdy and
strong but less heavy and less cracks. But the cracking would never fail so when
the bricks were laid on concave beds, so when cracks did occur, the wall was
easily fixed. Another form of the brick was used called the vault. Vaults were
most often used in tombs and cover storage rooms but never did this principle
become a way of source. Stone was later introduced, which came late in Egyptian
architecture. There was more than enough stone, from the Nile cutting its way
down the desert plateau. There was a surplus of stone to be used. They became
expert quarrying diggers, cutting some of the best pieces of rock. Egyptians
also developed different techniques of handling stones. With all this stone,
labor power and organization was needed. The king steeped forward for that
position and gave orders to the laborers, whom all were working on one building
at a time. The workers were treated fairly good with adequate pay. This is how
the pyramids were built and stone architecture was the new generation of adobe
brick and river reed huts. Gothic architecture is an example of how the
intricate structural and decorative elements in buildings are tied together.

Like the Egyptians Gothic architecture uses the vault idea but is better
understood. Early experiments failed and were left to explore other options but
gothic architecture explains the answers. The question of different width varied
different heights; so gothic architecture uses the pointed arch, and varying the
steepness to gain the correct connections. Gothic architecture was more of a
solution of building problems. It also was an expression of modern Europe. The
economy way stable, trade and business was steady and cities were expanding and
flourishing. The Gothic era was an introduction to new houses and newborn towns.

Thus people were being more intelligent, intelligent about decisions just like
the Egyptians. The physical changes influenced people with a metal guidance. The
prosperity of physical changes increased the standard way of living and
organization. The trade market area now was where the town hall was built. The
revolutionary architecture helped the religious ideas of Egyptians and for the

Gothic architecture it meant a beginning of commerce.