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Assyrian reliefs – West Asian project

By |2017-06-11T23:53:00+00:00June 11th, 2017|Art, Crafts, West Asia|

Siege of Nineveh When the Assyrian kings of what is now Iraq and Syria (ancient Mesopotamia) built their great palaces in the 700s and 600s BC, artists carved long stories into the walls, like stone comic books. These stories showed the wars that the kings fought - marching out to war, besieging cities, [...]

Relief carving – ancient Egypt project

By |2018-04-08T11:24:09+00:00June 11th, 2017|Art, Crafts, Egypt|

Egyptian relief carving of a man leading a bull: the background has been cut away Egyptian artists used different carving techniques in the Old Kingdom (about 3000-2000 BC) than they did in the New Kingdom (about 1500-1000 BC). This project shows you how much harder some ways of carving are than other ways. [...]