Great Kingdoms of the Ancient Near East

The American University of Rome

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Great Kingdoms of the Ancient Near East

  • Host University

    The American University of Rome

  • Location

    Rome, Italy

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course will give an introduction to the kingdoms of the Ancient Near East which were crucial to the development of the Old World. Basic knowledge about history, topography and society is the starting point for the understanding of each period progressing into explorations of typical elements such as the development of cities with their palaces, temples and ziqqurati, cylinder seals, cuneiform writing and relief sculpture. Points of special interest are the origins of highly developed early civilizations, Mesopotamia as an area of permanent exchange and conflict, the influences on the West, and Near Eastern monuments as part of the world?s cultural heritage.

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