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Ancient Near East

Author: Erin Aldana

This lesson will provide an introduction to the art and architecture of the Ancient Near East.

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Fertile Crescent map, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fertile_Crescent_map.png, example of cuneiform writing, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:B031vellst.png, various clay tablets with cuneiform writing, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Various_Mesopotamian_clay_tablets_2_REM.JPG, palace complex of Sargon II at Dur-Sharrukin, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sargon_II_palace_in_Dur-Sharrukin.png, Great Ziggurat of Ur, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ziggarat_of_Ur_001.jpg

Terms to Know
  • Controlled space

    A type of civic design intended to impress or intimidate the viewer.

  • Fertile crescent

    An agricultural region in the Middle and Near East, in the past it was fertile but now partly desert.

  • Mesopotamia

    Ancient area between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.