Modern water jar from Qena, Egypt

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WORLD CULTURES: 
ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT

V55.0501/ Fall 2003

Professor Rita P. Wright 
Department of Anthropology 
New York University


WELCOME TO ANCIENT MESOPOTAMIA AND EGYPT. The course is organized around a number of topics, some of which follow: Near Eastern and Egyptian Cultures Today and Yesterday; Geography, Environment and Human Adaptation; Mesopotamian and Egyptian Writing Systems; Mesopotamian Cities and their Hinterlands; Mesopotamian Society, Ritual and World View; Egyptian Towns and their Hinterlands; Egyptian Society, Ritual and World View; Do Civilizations Collapse?; Who Owns the Past?

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