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An Introduction to Ancient Eastern Civilisations
February 24 @ 4:00 pm - March 31 @ 4:00 pm£8.00 - £18.00
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
Lectures will be delivered via Zoom. If you haven’t used Zoom before, please go to www.zoom.us and look at the tutorials. Once you have booked, you will find the invitation in Eventbrite on the Online Event Page. We will also send out the invitation by email 24 hours before the meeting starts.