Ancient tombs predating egypt
Many civilizations flourished there, leaving behind a rich legacy of ancient art.
Widely considered to be the cradle of civilization, Bronze Age Mesopotamia included Sumer and the Akkadian, Babylonian and Assyrian empires.
In the Iron Age, it was ruled by the Neo-Assyrian and Neo-Babylonian empires.
The indigenous Sumerians and Akkadians (including Assyrians & Babylonians) dominated Mesopotamia from the beginning of written history (c.
Clear and simple lines combined with simple shapes and flat areas of color helped to create a sense of order and balance in the art of ancient Egypt.
Ancient Egyptian artists used vertical and horizontal reference lines to maintain the correct proportions in their work.
In 226 AD, it fell to the Sassanid Persians, and remained under Persian rule until the 7th-century Arab Islamic conquest of the Sassanid Empire.
Faience that was produced in ancient Egyptian antiquity as early as 3500 BC was in fact superior to the tin-glazed earthenware of the European 15th century.Old Kingdom pharaohs were buried within Saqqara’s 11 major pyramids, while their subjects were buried in the hundreds of smaller tombs.The name Saqqara is most likely derived from Sokar, the Memphite god of the dead.Around 150 BC, Mesopotamia was under the control of the Parthians.Mesopotamia became a battleground between the Romans and Parthians, with parts of Mesopotamia (particularly Assyria) coming under periodic Roman control.