quarta-feira, agosto 27, 2003
Art Of The First Cities
"Great Lyre" with bull's head and inlaid front panel, ca. 2550–2400 B.C.; Early Dynastic IIIA. Mesopotamia; Head of a ruler, late 3rd millennium B.C.; Akkadian (?). Iran (?)
Administrative tablet with seal impressions, ca. 3000–2900 B.C.; Jamdat Nasr. Mesopotamia. Proto-cuneiform inscription; "Standard of Ur," ca. 2550–2400 B.C.; Early Dynastic IIIA. Mesopotamia, Ur.
A nineteenth-century engraving showing the mound of Troy; Shifting river flow has left the city of Uruk surrounded by desert.
"Our civilization is rooted in the forms and innovations of societies that flourished in western Asia more than four thousand years ago. The earliest emerged in Mesopotamia, between the rivers Tigris and Euphrates. Trade routes linked Mesopotamia with the surrounding regions of Anatolia, Syria, Iran, the Gulf, Western Central Asia, and the Indus Valley where distinct civilizations had emerged with their own traditions of dynamic art and architecture."
posted by Luís Miguel Dias quarta-feira, agosto 27, 2003