An Introduction to Ancient Eastern Civilisations

An Introduction to Ancient Eastern Civilisations

Thu, 24 Feb 2022 16:00 - Thu, 31 Mar 2022 16:00 Greenwich Mean Time (UTC±0)

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The Ancient Eastern Civilisations are those which rose in the Aegean and Mesopotamian regions in the period 3400BP to 1200BP

About this event

This is a course of six lectures by Prof Maria Chester on Thursdays at 4 pm.

The Ancient Eastern Civilisations are those which rose in the Aegean and Mesopotamian regions: they are linked to what is known as the Bronze Age and they were the starting point of what we call today “Western civilisations.”

We will study the early civilisations in the Cyclades, Crete and Mycenae and Tyrins, which were prequels to the great civilisation of Classical Greece. We will then examine the development of early societies in Sumeria, Babylon, Persia and Mohenjo Daro.

We shall have a look at their social organisation, religion, myths, art & crafts, technology, writing, architecture, army, language, commerce and trading…and most importantly, their legacy.

Each lecture is presented in fifty minutes allowing people to ask questions or share comments related to the talk.

BRONZE AGE CIVILISATIONS AND BEYOND… 3400 BP – 1200 BP

24.02.2022 – AEGEAN CIVILISATIONS: CYCLADES, MYCENAE & TIRYNS

03.03.2022 – CRETE – THE PALACE OF KNOSSOS (2,700 BP – 1,400 BP)

10.03.2022 – MESOPOTAMIA – SUMERIA (IRAK) – THE ROYAL TOMBS OF UR

17.03.2022 – MESOPOTAMIA – BABYLON

24.03.2022- MESOPOTAMIA – PERSIA (IRAN)- PERSEPOLIS

31.03.2022 – MOHENJO DARO – HARAPPAN CIVILISATION

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