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Babylon I

Stele of Hammurabi originated from this Ancient Near East era


Victory Stele of Naram-Sin was created in this Ancient Near East era


White Temple and Female head of Warka originated from this Ancient Near East time period


Plastered human skulls from Jericho originated from this Ancient Near East era....aka pre-historic

Assyrian Empire

Where the Lamassu (Sargo II) originated from this Ancient Near east empire


Where the Ishtar Gate with relief tiles originated from

Ancient Iran

Where Persepolis and the Griffin Rhyton originated from this Ancient Near East era


This time period of Ancient Egypt where the Palette of Narmer originated from

Old Kingdom

Era (kingdom) the Pyramids at Giza and the Statue of Khafre originated from this Ancient Egypt era

Middle Kingdom

kingdom of Ancient Egypt where Sesostris III originated from

New Kingdom

Time period (kingdom) where the Temple of Hatshepsut ,Temple of Rameses II, Death Mask of Tut, and Musicians and Dancers from Tomb of Nebamun originated from


Time period of Venus of Willendorf....aka stone age.


Cave paintings such as the ones in Lascaux originated during this time

Hall of the Bulls, Lascaux

15,000-13,000 BCE cave paintings

Plastered human skulls

Made from plaster, this relic from Neolithic Jericho demonstrates an interest in the idea of afterlife.


Stonehedge was from this time period

Stele of Hammurabi

Named after Babylon's most powerful king who received the code of law from the Sun God Shamash. This code of law inscribed on this black stele was the first standardized code of law.

575 BC

Ishtar Gate

Ishtar Gate

blue gazed ceramic bricks and relief images of real and mythological images on this artwork that served as an entrance to the city of Babylon

Female head, Warka

Many suggested this Sumerian piece portrayed the sacred precinct of the goddess Inanna, mortal princess, Subject unknown


medium of Female Head, Uruk (modern Warka)

Bull-headed Lyre

From the "king's Grave" at Ur. Instrument depicted in the feast scene on the 'Standard of Ur'


Time period of Ancient Near East the 'Bull-headed Lyre' is from


Soundbox of the lyre from Tomb 789 ("King's Grave") is what kind of medium with inlaid gold?


What kind of medium is the Head of Akkadian ruler, Nineveh


Victory stele of Naram-sin, from __?__, Iran

Pink sandstone

Medium of Victory stele of Naram-sin (Sumerian)

2050 BC

Ziggurat from Ur's date

temple tower

Ziggurat also means __?__ ___?__.

White temple, Warka

The Sumerians worshiped their deities in this. Made with mud bricks since they didn't have access to stone quarries.

521-465 BC

Date of the citadel at Persepolis


Situated on a high plateau, the heavily fortified complex of royal buldings stood on a wide platform overlooking the plain

Palette of King Narmer

This stone slab represents the profile view of their king unifying both Lower and Upper Egpyt. The 2 lions symbolize the unification as well. The king in this artwork si wearing the traditional crowns of both regions

Statue of Khafre

This Egyptian statue uses diorite, an exceptionally hard dark stone.

Fragmentary head of Senusret III

This Egyptian artwork shows a determined king that cared during a troubling age/dynasty. The anxiety shows (drooping lines around nose and eyes, shadowy brows, etc). Thus, creates a personal, almost intimate expression, which differs from the typical impassive faces of the Old Kingdom rulers.

2500 BC

Pyramids at Giza's date


The largest and oldest pyramid at the Pyramids of Giza

Tomb of Nebamun, Thebes, Egypt

A hunting scene from this artwork shows that Nebamun is enjoying recreation in his eternal afterlife. This is another example where text appears in the art to amplify the message.

Musicians and dancers, Tomb of Nebamun

This painting shows four noblewomen participation in the customary ceremonial meal at Nebamun's tomb after he died. A funerary feast that happens one day each year for the living to commune with the dead. Also shows how New Kingdom artists did not always adhere to the old standards for figural representation

Temple of Hatshepsut

In this Egyptian's New Kingdom temple, the long horizontals and verticals of the colonnades and their rhythm of light and dark repeat the pattern of the limestone cliffs above.


Medium of Temple of Rameses II, Abu Simbel, Egypt.

Temple of Ramses II, Abu Simbel

This temple of the last Egpytian warrior pharoah who lived very old (till 90's) and was known for building monuments, for example, in Memphis, Egypt. Proud of his many campaigns to restore the empire, proclaimed his greatness by placing four colossal images of himself on the temple facade.

Painted limestone

The medium used for Queen Nefertit

Death Mask of Tut

Medium: Gold with inlay of semiprecious stones. Artwork discovered by the most well-preserved tomb and famous pharaoh of Egypt.

Howard Carter

who discovered King Tutankhamen's tomb

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