Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Art & Art History: Ancient Near East (Mesopotamia) (4000 - 539 BCE)

Standard of Ur

For more on the Ancient Near East, visit the Ancient Civlilzations LibGuide.

Standing Male Worshipper (Votive Statue) from the Square Temple at Eshnunna (Tell Asmar, Iraq) (c.2900 - 2600 BCE.)

Ishtar Gate (c.575 BCE.)

Timeline

  • Pre-Pottery Neolithic (10,000 - 7000 BCE)
  • Samarra period (7000 - 6300 BCE)
  • Pottery Neolithic (7000 - 5500 BCE)
  • Hassuna period (6900 - 6500 BCE)
  • Ubaid period (6200 - 4000 BCE)
  • Chalcolithic (5500 - 3000 BCE)
  • Uruk period (4000 - 3100 BCE)
  • Jemdet period (3100 - 2900 BCE)
  • Early Bronze Age (3000 - 2000 BCE)
  • Ninevite V period (2900 - 2500 BCE)
  • Early Dynastic period (2900-2350 BCE)
  • Akkadian dynasty (2350-2150 BCE)
  • Third Dynasty of Ur (Ur III) (2100 - 2000 BCE)
  • Middle Bronze Age (2000 - 1600 BCE)
  • Old Assyrian period (2000 - 1600 BCE)
  • Old Babylonian period (2000 - 1600 BCE)
  • Mitanni period (1600 - 1350 BCE)
  • Late Bronze Age (1600 -1200 BCE)
  • Hittite empire (1600 - 1178 BCE)
  • Kassite dynasty (1574 - 1157 BCE)
  • Middle Babylonian period (1400 - 1100 BCE)
  • Middle Assyrian period (1350 - 1100 BCE)
  • Iron Age (1200 BCE > )
  • Neo-Babylonian period (1000 - 539 BCE)
  • Neo-Assyrian empire (911 - 612 BCE)
  • Assyrian rule (750 - 625 BCE)
  • Neo-Babylonian Kingdom (625 -612 BCE)
  • Neo-Babylonian empire (612 - 539 BCE)
  • Persian rule: Achaemenid dynasty (532 - 331 BCE)
  • Hellenistic Rule: Macedonian and Seleucid dynasties (331 - 138 BCE)
  • Parthian rule: Arsacid dynasty (138 BCE - 224 CE)
  • Sassanian rule (224 - 636/37 CE)
  • Rule of the Rightly Guided Caliphs (636/37 - 661 CE)
  • Umayyad rule (661 - 750 CE)
  • Abbasid caliphate (750 - 1258 CE)

Books & eBooks

History, Culture, Mythology

Streaming Video