Module 2 travels to the region of Mesopotamia located the Ancient Near East. The specific time period immediately followed the Paleolithic and Neolithic eras in which man developed the first form of writing. Humans began settling along the fertile crescents of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, and bronze began to replace stone as the stronger material. Man quickly learned that more sophisticated innovations brought more sophisticated settlements.
Ziggurat at Ur
Ur, Nassriya, Dhi Qar, Iraq
The Ziggurat at Ur is one of the best preserved Ancient Mesopotamian structures. Check it out!
The ancient city of Dur Sharrukin was the original home of the Lamassu statue. Your textbook asks you a seemingly simple question: how many legs does the lamassu have? The 5 legs of the Lamassu remind the viewer that the artist wanted to depict the figure in its entirety.