March 2
Ancient Greece

 

 

The Great Pyramids of Menkaure (c. 2533 – 2515 B.C.), Khafre (c. 2570 – 2544 B.C.), and Khufu (c. 2601- 2528 B.C.), Giza.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wall Painting from the Tomb of Nebamun.  c. 1450 BCE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Menkaure and His Wife, Queen Khamerernebty, from Giza.  c. 2515 B.C. Slate, height 54 ½”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mask from King Tut's Mummy Case.  c. 1340 BCE.  Gold inlaid with enamel and semiprecious stones.  Height 21 1/4".

 

 

 

 

 

 

Howard Carter with King Tut's Sarcophagus in 1922
http://www.ideofact.com/archives/CarterandTut.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

The contents of King Tut's tomb
http://www.ashmolean.org/gri/carter/burton/p0011.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

King Tut's Coffin Lid
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/ancient/images/sw/king-tut-coffin-1091811-sw.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Map of Ancient Greece

Ancient Greece

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parthenon Frieze

Poseidon, Apollo and Artemis.  Parthenon frieze.
http://www.hammerwood.mistral.co.uk/posiedon.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ajax and Achilles

Exekias. Achilles and Ajax playing draughts.  c. 540 BCE.
http://www.shafe.co.uk/crystal/images/lshafe/Greek_Vase_Achilles_and_Ajax_Playing_Draughts_540BC.jpg

democracy = rule by the people
 
Class  was decided at birth, and you
could never “better” your class
Only men could be citizens
Only native men of high social rank could be citizens
Only citizens could vote or own land
Citizens made up about 13% of the population
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Man is the measure of all things." - Protagoras

Zeus and Ganymede

Attributed to Eucharides painter.  Ganymede serving wine to Zeus.  490-480 BCE.
http://www.vroma.org/images/mcmanus_images/paula_chabot/zeus_ganymede.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

Archaic Period
750 - 480 BCE

 

Kouros

Kouros (statue of a youth).  c. 610 - 600 BCE.  Marble.  Height 76".
http://www.fll.vt.edu/Classics/NaxianKouros.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

Menkuare and His Wife

Menkaure and His Wife, Queen Khamerernebty
c. 2515 B.C. Slate, height 54 ½”.

Kouros

Kouros (statue of a youth).  c. 610 - 600 BCE. 
http://www.fll.vt.edu/Classics/NaxianKouros.jpg