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  • Ahmed Kandil

    Ahmed Kandil asked in Arts 23rd Apr '17:

    Do you like Arabic calligraphy?.
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  • asked in Humanities 26th Dec '16:

    How did the ancient Egyptians influence the Greek culture?.

    Ahmed Kandil replied 21st Apr '17:

    Ancient Egyptians have learned the whole world, not only Greek. They are the first they use medical tool , medical operations , make-up , The Ox-Drawn Plow , black Ink, Water Clock,breath Mints and many smart things .

    The word “paper” comes from the Greek word papyros, or as we write it today, papyrus — which was the writing material created by the ancient Egyptians. Papyrus was made from the tough and fibrous interior of a stiff, reed-like plant that grew (and still grows) in marshy areas along the banks of the Nile. Papyrus sheets were made into scrolls which would be filled with writing — on everything from religious texts to literature and music.

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  • asked in Arts 13th Mar '14:

    As an Artist, Which art work is your all-time favorite to view?.

    Ahmed Kandil replied 9th Apr '14:

    Arabic Calligraphy

    Arabic script calligraphy is the art of beautiful writing, using the letters of the Arabic alphabet.

    This art form is also known as Islamic calligraphy, because it was first developed to write the Koran—the holy book of Islam. Calligraphy is one of the highest forms of visual art in the Islamic world. Today, this art form is practiced and enjoyed by people from many different countries and religions.

    Calligraphy differs from handwriting because its purpose is both aesthetic and functional. Writing’s primary purpose is to communicate—its beauty is irrelevant or secondary. Calligraphy, on the other hand, is practiced for its beauty and its content.

    Another key difference between calligraphy and handwriting is the instrument used for writing. Traditionally, Arabic script calligraphy is written with a specially carved reed pen. Everyday writing can be produced with any number of instruments.

    The specific rules of calligraphy are stricter than the rules of handwriting. Calligraphy’s rules also change, depending on the script being written. For example, one script may require the use of vowels, while another script may be written without any vowels.

    Because of these distinctions, calligraphy has developed cultural, religious and artistic significance beyond that of everyday writing.

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