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Assyrian and Babylonian art – West Asia

By |2018-04-25T23:23:44+00:00September 11th, 2017|Art, West Asia|

Assyrian prisoners After the Dark Ages, by around 1000 BC, the Assyrians became the biggest power in West Asia, and they created many important works of art. The Assyrians continued the West Asian tradition of relief carving, and the Mesopotamian tradition of rounded forms, and continued to write over the surface of their stone carvings, and to represent their war [...]

Making molded bricks – Mesopotamia project

By |2018-04-19T08:21:44+00:00June 11th, 2017|Art, Crafts, West Asia|

Molded bricks project: A bull from the Ishtar Gate, Babylon (600s BC) Why molded bricks? Architects in ancient Mesopotamia (West Asia) didn't have much good stone to carve, but they had plenty of clayon the riverbanks of the Tigris and the Euphrates. So instead of using stone, architects in ancient Mesopotamia often built [...]