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