The Louvre

in the City of lights

The louvre roots.

The louvre can be described as an ancient royal palace, built in a u shape with a large glass pyramid in the middle. The building's total coverage is nearly 652,300 square feet. Originally built by Augustus the second as a major fortress in the early 1200's,(britannica.com) it is now one of the largest and astounding museums in the world.The Louvre is divided into 8 separate departments, near eastern antiquities, Egyptian antiquities, Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities, Islāmic art, sculptures, decorative art, paintings, and prints and drawings. It also stores the most famous artwork, the Mona Lisa. With nearly 35,000 pieces of art, each room is full of surprises and history. (livescience.com)

Use of the Louvre.

Built in 1202, the Louvre fortress was one of a kind. for many years it served as a royal palace, but as years went on and the crusades raged, the Tuileries was burnt to the ground and the palace was abandoned.(discoverfrance.net) But it didn't stay abandoned for long, nearly 595 years later, the Louvre was officially opened as a public museum, it opened its doors August 10th, 1793, and has been available to all public ever since. The fortress was remade to hold and preserve royal art which has been preserved from between 6th century B.C to 19th century A.D, nearly 2,500 years of art. It has been the center of thousands of masterpieces and sculptures for many years, and still is today.(history.com)

Thoughts of the Louvre today.

Today, the remarks about this monument remain the same, people from all over the world say things such as, "remarkable", and, "one of the most important art locations in the world."(tripadvisor.com) From when the Louvre was first built to present day, thousands of people flock to the museum, now that beautiful pieces of art are open to the public and not just upper class.(Wikipedia) not only are the art pieces amazing the structure itself is amazing and iconic.This unreal location gives a lot of respect and raises the level of sophistication for the French reputation, it symbolizes the wealth, power, and nobility of the monarchy.(history.com)
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