This lesson covers death and mourning in the prehistoric and ancient world by discussing related art and architecture including, but not limited to, Varna Necropolis, The Flood Tablet / The Gilgamesh Tablet, Ziggurat in Uruk, Royal Tombs of Ur, Great Pyramids of Giza, Tomb of King Tutankhamun, and Book of the Dead of Hunefer.
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This Art Appreciation OER was adapted from existing resources by Marie Porterfield Barry for the Fall 2019 semester as part of East Tennessee State University’s Open Educational Resources (OERs) Awards Program.
Barry, Marie Porterfield. 2020. "Lesson 04: Death and Mourning in the Prehistoric and Ancient World." Art Appreciation Open Educational Resource. Johnson City: East Tennessee State University.
Lesson 04 Presentation in PowerPoint
04-Death-and-Mourning-in-the-Prehistoric-and-Ancient-World-Reading-List.docx (14 kB)
Lesson 04 Reading List in Word
04-Death-and-Mourning-in-the-Prehistoric-and-Ancient-World-Sketchbook-Assignment.docx (11 kB)
Lesson 04 Sketchbook Assignment in Word