The Biggest Historical Art Discoveries Of The Last Decade

Art from different periods in history can tell us much about the people of those times and their culture. It can give clues as to what languages they spoke, what they did to survive, where they lived, and what kind of technology they had access to. It can even give us a peek into the very progress of history and how we got to where we are today.

This is why it’s so important to study art from the course of human history. The more we learn about the art of the past, the more we learn about ourselves. Here are some of the biggest historical art discoveries of the past few years.

Ancient Egyptian Crafts And The Pyramids

a view of the Great Pyramid of Khufu
JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images
JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images

One of the world’s great mysteries is how the ancient Egyptians managed to construct the pyramids. After all, during ancient times, there were no cranes or other modern equipment to build such impressive structures.

However, a 2018 discovery may provide some clues. Archaeologists have stumbled upon something that seems to have been key to the construction of the pyramids: a ramp. The ramp is impressively steep and seems to date to the time that the Great Pyramid of Giza was constructed.