Egyptian sculpture - King Menkaura and Queen

8000 BC – 300 AD The ancient Egyptians had their own very distinctive style of art and sculpture. The ancient Egyptians believed deeply in re-incarnation. It has been described as a “death cult” where kings became gods following their demise. Even their loyal servants were promised immortality for their loyal service. Small clay figures would … Read more


Akkadian-Ruler-side - Mesopotamian

8000 BC – 500 ADAncient Mesopotamia (modern-day, Iraq, Kuwait, Syria and Turkey) was governed by a variety of cultures, including the Sumerians, Akkadians, Babylonians and Assyrians. Since these cultures are similar enough to be termed Mesopotamian culture, the artistic traditions are classified as Mesopotamian art. Mesopotamian art survives mainly in the form of sculpture and … Read more


Aegean Sculpture

2700 BC – 1300 BCAegean art features three cultures pre-Greek civilization:  Cycladic, Minoan and Mycenaean (the first to speak the Greek language). Due to the similarities of these cultures, they are classified as Cretans. The art was created on the island of Crete in the Aegean during the Bronze Age prior to the rise of … Read more