Web Links - UNIT 2 – Ancient Near East Free Penn State Art History Lectures - Heather C. MacCune Bruhn http://itunes.apple.com/itunes-u/art-history-111/id429890882 Neolithic Ancient Near East – 25:10 Sumeria – 28:11 Akaad, Lagash and Babylon-27:46 Assyria – 18:26 Neo Babylon Part 1 - 14:28; Part 2-13:05 Persia – 15:32 Ancient Near Eastern Art by Victoria Taylor-Gore (7:26) Another instructor’s PP presentation on Near Eastern Art. Nice Images. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qDpOjMemL4 Ancient Near East - The Great Lyre from “King’s Grave” University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology http://smarthistory.org/ancient-near-east.html From here link also to Law Code Stele of King Hammurabi and Human-headed winged lion and bull both in the Louvre The Art of Persuasion- from How Art Made the World Watch segments 11-16 Egypt and Persia (about 8:00) Propaganda campaigns that supported King Darius of Persia illustrate the mercenary uses of pictures, sculpture, and architecture. http://digital.films.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=1506&xtid=40676 Written Word - Birth of Writing (3:00) explains cuneiform http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7JsfwAcCo0&feature=related Cuneiforms and Photocopies: Celebrating 100 Years (2:23) New York Public LibraryWatch the first minute. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfeKiqt0O5w (Optional) Birth of a Nation: The Acquisitions and Achievements of the Achaemenid Empire (MCCC) Segments –you can explore all or part of this one. A part of the series Pre-Islamic Persia: The Forgotten Glory. (52 minutes) http://digital.films.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=1506&xtid=41273 (Optional)B for Babylon (MCCC- some segments of interest) A young Iraqi woman visits the Louvre to gather information on Babylonian artifacts, and through discussions with experts a picture emerges of a vibrant civilization and the kings and scribes, families and businesspeople, who composed it. http://digital.films.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?aid=1506&xtid=43374 See Mrs. T for any needed passwords! Write in your course notebook.