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Art of Ancient Egypt and the Ancient Near East

This course serves as an introduction to the major artistic and architectural traditions of Ancient Egypt and the Ancient Near East. It will explore how artifacts and monuments can be used to study the history and culture of the ancient world. The first unit examines Ancient Egyptian tombs, monuments, and art from the Early Dynastic (c. 3100-2650 BCE) through the Roman (30 BCE - 4th century CE) periods. The second unit focuses on Ancient Near Eastern artistic and architectural traditions from the late Neolithic (c. 9500-4500 BCE) through the conquest of the Achaemenid Persian Empire (550-330 BCE) by Alexander the Great. This free course may be completed online at any time. See course site for detailed overview and learning outcomes. (Art History 201)
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