Early Civilisations of Egypt and Western Asia II

Classics and Ancient History, Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity

College of Arts and Law


Code 08763

Level of study First Year

Credit value 10

Semester 2

Module description

An overview over the prehistoric cultures of Western Asia sets the scene. In the historic period covered (c3000-300 BC) the principal civilisations taught are the Sumerian, Babylonian, Assyrian, Elamite, Hittite and Syrian Neo-Hittite (Luwian). Particular attention is given for each of these cultures, as appropriate, to social history, technological advances, architectural, artistic and literary achievements.