Ancient North Africa: The Archeology and Art History of the Other Side of the Mediterranean

The American University of Rome

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Ancient North Africa: The Archeology and Art History of the Other Side of the Mediterranean

  • Host University

    The American University of Rome

  • Location

    Rome, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Archaeology, Art History, History, Studio Art

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    A lower level course in Archeology or Art History or Classics. 

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

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

    This course discusses the material remains of North Africa from Morocco to Libya and from the foundation of Carthage around 800 BC until the conquest of the same city by the Arabs in 698 AD. Special attention will be paid to the cultural interactions of native and foreign populations that shaped its identity: Numidians, Phoenicians, Romans, Berbers, Vandals, Byzantines and Arabs. Major themes that will be treated are: religion, economy, urban culture, art and architecture and the administration of the territory.

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