Eurocentricism and Egyptology

Egypt is an obvious example, but not the only one. Africa had many developed cultures and cultural modes of behaviour, but that of ancient Egypt is particularly impressive because of the survival of its architecture in the form of pyramids and other structures. Despite being thousands of years old, and built at a time when European cultures were very rudimentary, the pyramids represent a height of sophistication that was not matched in Europe at all. Despite stone circles and other similar buildings in Europe, nothing matches the magnificent buildings of ancient Egyptian architecture.