Egyptian art and architecture the ancient architectural monuments sculptures paintings and decorative crafts produced mainly during the dynastic periods of the first three millennia bce in the nile valley regions of egypt and nubia. Egyptian art and architecture architecture the two principal building materials used in ancient egypt were unbaked mud brick and stone from the old kingdom onward stone was generally used for tombs the eternal dwellings of the dead and for temples the eternal houses of the gods. Ancient egyptian art is the painting sculpture architecture and other arts produced by the civilization of ancient egypt in the lower nile valley from about 3000 bc to 30 ad ancient egyptian art reached a high level in painting and sculpture and was both highly stylized and symbolic . Egyptian architecture and art were both fundamentally connected to the egyptian belief that the spirit could survive immortally as long as it had a place to rest thus bodies were mummified and . When mentuhotep ii c 2061 2010 bce united egypt under theban rule royal commissioning of art and architecture resumed but unlike in the old kingdom variety and personal expression was encouraged
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