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Ancient Mediterranean: 3500 B.C.E.-300 C.E.

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Introduction to the Ancient Near EastWhite Temple and ziggurat, UrukStanding Male Worshipper from Tell AsmarThe Standard of UrStandard of Ur and other objects from the Royal GravesThe Law Code Stele of King HammurabiHammurabi: The king who made the four quarters of the earth obedientLamassu from the citadel of Sargon IIPersian art, an introductionPersepolis: The Audience Hall of Darius and XerxesCapital of a column from the audience hall of the palace of Darius I, Susa
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Ancient Egypt, an introductionEgyptian ArtPalette of King NarmerSeated ScribeThe Great Pyramids of GizaPyramid of KhufuPyramid of Khafre and the Great SphinxPyramid of MenkaureKing Menkaure (Mycerinus) and queenTemple of Amun-Re and the Hypostyle Hall, KarnakMortuary Temple of Hatshepsut and Large Kneeling Statue, New Kingdom, EgyptAncient Thebes with its Necropolis (UNESCO/TBS)Akhenaten, Nefertiti, and Three DaughtersTutankhamun’s tomb (innermost coffin and death mask)Last Judgement of Hunefer, from his tombHunefer, Book of the Dead
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The classical ordersThe Athenian Agora and the experiment in democracyAnavysos KourosPeplos Kore from the AcropolisMaking Greek vasesNiobid Painter, Niobid KraterPolykleitos, Doryphoros (Spear Bearer)Polykleitos, Doryphoros (Spear-Bearer)Parthenon (Acropolis)The Parthenon Who owns the Parthenon sculptures?Phidias, Parthenon sculptures (pediments, metopes and frieze)"Plaque of the Ergastines" fragment from the frieze on the east side of the ParthenonVictory (Nike) Adjusting Her Sandal, Temple of Athena Nike (Acropolis)Grave Stele of HegesoWinged Victory (Nike) of SamothraceGreat Altar of Zeus and Athena at PergamonAlexander Mosaic from the House of the Faun, PompeiiApollonius, Seated Boxer
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The Etruscans, an introductionSarcophagus of the Spouses (Rome)Sarcophagus of the Spouses (Rome)Temple of Minerva and the sculpture of Apollo (Veii) Apulu (Apollo of Veil)Etruscan Necropolises of Cerveteri and Tarquinia (from UNESCO/NHK)Tomb of the Triclinium
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Visualizing Imperial RomeDigging through timePompeii: House of the Vettii Veristic Male PortraitHead of a Roman PatricianAugustus of PrimaportaAugustus of PrimaportaColosseum (Flavian Amphitheater)Imperial foraForum and Markets of TrajanThe Forum of TrajanMarkets of TrajanColumn of TrajanThe PantheonLudovisi Battle Sarcophagus

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Artistic traditions of the ancient Near East and dynastic Egypt focused on representing royal figures and divinities and on the function of funerary and palatial complexes within their cultural contexts. Works of art illustrate the active exchange of ideas and reception of artistic styles among the Mediterranean cultures and the subsequent influence on the classical world. By permission, © 2013 The College Board
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