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ARTH 183A: Art of Ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt

Time: MW 6:00-7:15 p.m.
Location: Art Building 139
Supplemental URL: http://arth.sjsu.edu

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The arts and architecture of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia fascinate modern man but are often controversial. Even today new discoveries are being made while many ancient sites are under attack. Museums across the globe proudly display the greatest riches from these ancient civilizations, but it’s not only the flash of gold that still catches the eyes of archaeologists; some of the most important additions to an understanding of art and the history of men and women are still waiting to be uncovered. The more these worlds are better understood, the more we see that they form the basis of our modern society. The class may include slide lectures, class discussions, videos, visits to museums/exhibitions, guest lectures, library workshops, and class presentations on the reproductions of art works.