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Who's It For?
Anyone who needs help learning or mastering the art and/or architecture of the ancient Middle East will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about this part of the Middle East's cultural history. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
- Students who are looking for easy ways to identify the most important information on the topic
- Students who have fallen behind in their learning of ancient Middle Eastern art and architecture
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning world culture (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
- Students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam
How It Works:
- Complete each lesson in the chapter to review all key topics.
- Refer to the lesson to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
- Complete your review with the Art & Architecture of the Ancient Middle East chapter exam.
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- Study Efficiently: The lessons in this chapter cover only information you need to know.
- Retain What You Learn: Engaging instruction and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
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Students Will Review:
This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about ancient Middle Eastern art and architecture for a standard world history course. Topics covered include:
- Achaemenid art and architecture
- Art of ancient Babylon
- Art history of the Stone Age
1. Achaemenid Art & Architecture: Definition & Characteristics
In this lesson, we will dive into the Achaemenid period of art and architecture in the Persian Empire. We will cover where it derived from, how it is defined, and some defining characteristics.
2. Ancient Babylonian Art
'An eye for an eye,' the old saying goes. But how does this relate to art of the ancient world? Did you know that it is carved on a piece of ancient Babylonian sculpture? In this lesson, learn about ancient Babylonian art.
3. Stone Age Art History
For thousands of years humans have left their mark on the world by making art. Some of the earliest art on Earth includes small sculpted figurines and paintings on cave walls with natural pigments. In this lesson, we'll explore examples of Stone Age art.
4. Ziggurats: Lesson for Kids
Ancient Mesopotamian cultures built huge temples out of stone called ziggurats. These could be the largest buildings in an entire area, and some of the largest on all of Earth at the time. Learn about ziggurats and their importance in this lesson.
5. The Nefertiti Bust: History & Facts
Egyptian art has a very distinct look, but as always, there are exceptions. In this lesson, we are going to check out one of the most unique works of Egyptian art and see what it tells us about this ancient culture.
6. The Anubis Shrine in Tutankhamun's Tomb
Tutankhamun's tomb told us a lot about ancient Egyptian life and religion. In this lesson, we'll take a close look at the shrine of Anubis, one of the outstanding treasures of the tomb.
7. Ishtar Gate: History, Facts & Location
In this lesson, you will learn about Ancient Babylon's Ishtar Gate. We will delve into its history, its location in the world, and some interesting facts about this famous gate.
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