Ancient Civilizations: Teaching Egypt, Israel, and Mesopotamia

Date: October 2, 2007 - December 11, 2007

October 2-December 11 (Tuesday) 4:00 – 6:30
JCC, 334 Amsterdam Avenue (76th Street), 7th Floor
December 2 (Sunday) 10:00-4:00, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Contact Hours: 30
Cost: $195
Cutoff Date: September 28, 2007
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Participants learn the critical concepts, key vocabulary terms, environmental context, literature and history of the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Israel, and Mesopotamia using primary source documents and hands-on activities. Materials from some of the leading American museums will be distributed and reviewed. Case studies will examine the archaeological information and address the challenge of attempting to determine what actually happened in history thousands of years ago.

October 2-December 11: The topics to be covered include:

Introduction to Egyptian Culture and Literature Introduction to Mesopotamian Culture and Literature The Archaeology of Israel The New World Order – Assyria in the Ancient Near East

December 2
Gifts for the Gods: Images from Egyptian Temples (Metropolitan Museum, tour and talks on the new exibit opening in October)

John Taylor, assistant keeper of antiquities at The British Museum, London Regine Schultz, curator of ancient art at The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore

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