ARH 1-19 - Chapter 2 The Rise of Civilization The Art of...

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Chapter 2: The Rise of Civilization: The Art of the Ancient Near East 1/19/07 - Egypt and Mesopotamia are developing at the same time. However unlike Mesopotamia, Egypt was united by one ruler whereas Mesopotamia was built of many city states. - In the 1920’s Wolley found a royal cemetery in Ur. - Sumer was one of the first city states to gain power. - All cities were built around a large raised temple. The temple is the center of life. - Ziggurat- What the temples were built on. Was used to depict a stairway to Heaven. 700 years prior to the pyramids in Egypt. - Used by the priest and a select few. Not a large Temple. - Several Small rooms and chambers in the temple - Tower of Babal- Tallest temple - Female head (Inanna?) - Uruk, Iraq, Sumerian, c. 3200BC o Made of marble. About 8 inches tall. o Holes, possibly attached to something else. o Sumarian’s had earliest form of writing. Used pictographs o Read from top to bottom and left to right. o
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ARH 2059 taught by Professor Margaretzaho during the Spring '07 term at University of Central Florida.

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ARH 1-19 - Chapter 2 The Rise of Civilization The Art of...

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