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We look at the Chauvet Cave Paintings; 'Venus' figurines; Venus of Willendorf; "Venus of Dolní Věstonice"; Venus of Brassempouy "The Lion-Man"; Paleolithic to Neolithic art

We examine one of the basic sources for study and information on the chronology and cultural history of ancient Egypt during the first five dynasties

Dated to around 1700-1600 BC, this  fired-clay disc was discovered on the at the ruins of the First Minoan Palace of Phaistos on the Greek island of Crete.


Nefertiti was the wife of pharaoh Akhenaten during the 18th Dynasty of Egypt. Her name means, "beautiful woman has arrived" and she is, perhaps, the most recognizable queen of ancient Egypt.

Mummy portraits or Fayum mummy portraits are a type of naturalistic painted portrait on wooden boards attached to upper class mummies from Roman Egypt.

Ancient Egyptian art must be viewed from the standpoint of the ancient Egyptians to understand it. The somewhat static, usually formal, strangely abstract, and often blocky nature of much Egyptian imagery has, at times, led to unfavorable comparisons with later, and much more “naturalistic,” Greek or Renaissance art, however it is iconic nonetheless


We look into King Tutankhamun's tomb and some artifacts which give us a window into events from the boy king's life, along with some fascinating cultural history and art trends associated with Tut's period.

Less famous than their Egyptian neighbours, Sudan's pyramids have been astonishingly preserved for thousands of years. Approximately 200 kilometres out of Khartoum and into the Sudanese desert, appearing like a mirage, stand the ancient pyramids of Meroe.

We study how humans form communities and city-stated in the so-called Fertile Crescent, what is today Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Syria, Iraq, and Iran. 

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