Chapter 4 Near East (today's Middle East region)
-locate the following on a map: Anatolia, Mesopotamia, Persepolis
Akkad, Sumer, Elam, the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, the Mediterranean Sea.
-describe the evolution of cuneiform.
-describe the form and function of a ZIGGURAT
-identify the major gods of the Mesopotamian pantheon and summarize the
Epic of Gilgamesh.
-compare Akkad and Sumer.
-discuss the nature of the two steles illustrated in the chapter:
the Stele of Naramsin and the Law Code of Hammurabi.
-discuss the combination of naturalism and stylization in Mesopotamian art.
-discuss the combination of human with animal form in ancient Near Eastern art.
-describe the iconography of the Stele of Naramsin.
-describe the relationship of form and function in the Lamassu.
-compare the Assyrian and Persian Empires.
-describe the Persian column
-explain the political meaning of the bull capitals at Persepolis and of the lions
in the reliefs of Assurnasirpal II.
-understand the relationship of Persepolis to other regions/cultures
8000-5500 BC Early Neolithic
Walls of Jericho (present day Palestine) 8000-7000 BC
Catal Huyuk - (present day Turkey- 6500-5700BC)
3600-2100 BC Sumerian
Uruk and Sumer (present day Iraq) 5000 bc- 2100bc
3300-2300 bc Sumerian - Votive Figures from Eshunna (present day Tel
Rule of Hammurabi 1792-1750 bc
2300- 2184 Akkadian
Stele Of Naramsin
4.1 Neolithic plastered skull, Jericho, c. 7000 B.C.