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La Grotta di Altamira | Patrimonio della Umanità

"Dopo Altamira, tutto è decadenza", esclamò Pablo Picasso, 1881-1973, incantato dinanzi allo spettacolo delle pitture rupestri nella grotta spagnola di Altamira.

Molti pittori sono stati influenzati dalle opere delle grotte di Altamira.

Le Grotte di Altamira sono delle caverne spagnole famose per le pitture rupestri del Paleolitico superiore raffiguranti mammiferi selvatici e mani umane. Si trovano nei pressi di Santillana del Mar in Cantabria, 30 chilometri ad ovest di Santander. Queste grotte sono state incluse tra i Patrimoni dell'umanità dell'UNESCO nel 1985.
Nel 2008 il nome del patrimonio è stato modificato da "Grotte di Altamira" in "Arte rupestre paleolitica della Spagna settentrionale" in seguito all'aggiunta di 17 altre grotte.


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Grecia antica

Antica Grecia (o Grecia antica) è il termine utilizzato per descrivere la civiltà sviluppatasi nella Grecia continentale, in Albania, nelle isole del Mar Egeo, sulle coste del Mar Nero e quelle occidentali della Turchia, in Sicilia, nell'Italia Meridionale (poi chiamata Magna Grecia), nelle isole del Mediterraneo occidentale di Corsica e Sardegna, nonché sulle coste di Spagna e Francia e, successivamente, dell'Africa settentrionale.
La cultura Greca, nonostante la conformazione geografica del continente favorisse l'insorgere di molteplici unità politiche a sé stanti, fu un fenomeno omogeneo, che interessò tutte le genti elleniche, accomunate dalla stessa lingua e dalla stessa religione.

Età arcaica

Le prime civiltà di cui si ha notizia per la Grecia antica sono la civiltà egea, quella cicladica e quella micenea, influenzata dalla civiltà minoica, che sorse a Creta nell'età del bronzo.


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Edoardo Ettore Forti | Neo-Pompeian painter

Edoardo Ettore Forti (1850-1940) was an Italian painter, active late 19th century - early 20th century.
was an Italian painter, who was prolific in depicting realistic Neo-Pompeian scenes of Ancient Roman life and events. These subjects were popular in the late-Victorian period, as exemplified by the popularity of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema.
He concentrated on ancient Roman subjects, which were rarely based on actual historical events.


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The Muses frescoes at the Pompeii’s Moregine

Pompei - Affreschi di Moregine(primo triclinio) | Erato (detail)

Pompeii’s Moregine frescoes, which were unearthed inside a Roman villa discovered in 1959 during construction works for the Naples-Salerno highway, are on display inside the newly-restored Large Gymnasium.
The Moregine architectural complex is located outside the walls of Pompeii, approximately 600 meters South of the Stabian Gate.
The ancient villa was discovered at the mouth of the river Sarno and of its ancient trading post: a porticoed courtyard fronted by at least five frescoed triclinia, or formal dining rooms, and thermal baths under construction.

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Percy Bysshe Shelley | Ozymandias, 1818


"Ozymandias" is a famous sonnet written in 1818 by British Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822)🎨, in which he reflects on hubris and the implacable passage of time and on the decline of leaders and their empires.
The poem is widely believed to have been inspired by a broken statue of Ramses II that is now, like many priceless Egyptian artifacts, in the possession of the British Museum.

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Ancient Egypt


The culture and monuments of ancient Egypt🎨 have left a lasting legacy on the world. The cult of the goddess Isis, for example, became popular in the Roman Empire, as obelisks and other relics were transported back to Rome.
The Romans also imported building materials from Egypt to erect Egyptian-style structures. Early historians such as Herodotus, Strabo, and Diodorus Siculus studied and wrote about the land, which Romans came to view as a place of mystery.

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Thutmose | The Sculptor of the bust of Nefertiti


The King's Favourite and Master of Works, the Sculptor Thutmose - (also spelled Djhutmose and Thutmosis), flourished 1350 BC, is thought to have been the official court sculptor of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten in the latter part of his reign.
German archaeological expedition digging in Akhenaten's deserted city of Akhetaten, at Amarna, found a ruined house and studio complex (labeled P47.1-3) in early December 1912; the building was identified as that of Thutmose based on an ivory horse blinker found in a rubbish pit in the courtyard inscribed with his name and job title.

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Ancient Egypt / La Civiltà Egizia

Ancient | Egyptian painting and sculpture

Ancient Egypt was a civilization of ancient Northeastern Africa, concentrated along the lower reaches of the Nile River in what is now the modern country of Egypt. It is one of six civilizations to arise independently.
Egyptian civilization followed prehistoric Egypt and coalesced around 3150 BC (according to conventional Egyptian chronology) with the political unification of Upper and Lower Egypt under the first pharaoh Narmer (commonly referred to as Menes).