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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,, example of cuneiform writing, Creative Commons,, various clay tablets with cuneiform writing, Creative Commons,, palace complex of Sargon II at Dur-Sharrukin, Creative Commons,, Great Ziggurat of Ur, Creative Commons,

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.


Ancient area between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.