Sunday, May 25, 2003
"Art of the First Cities: The Third Millennium B.C. from the Mediterranean to the Indus" explores the emergence of the worlds first city-states and empires in Syria and Mesopotamia during the third millennium B.C. and relates these developments to artistic and cultural connections stretching from the eastern Aegean to the Indus valley and Central Asia. Over 400 works of art illustrate the splendor of the most famous sites of the ancient world including the Royal Graves of Ur, the palace and temples of Mari, the citadel of Troy, and the great cities of the Indus Valley civilization.