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Art of the First Cities: The Third Millennium B.C. from the Mediterranean to the Indus
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Website designed to complement the 2003 exhibition Art of the First Cities, which "survey[ed] the flourishing of the world’s earliest civilizations in Mesopotamia and surrounding regions—stretching from the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean across Iran and Central Asia to the Indus Valley—during one of the most seminal and creative periods in history." Topics include: Cities; The Ruler; The Divine World; Death and Burial; Writing; Seals and Sealing; and Clothing and Personal Adornment.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/trdm/hd_trdm.htm
Timeline of Art History: South Asia, 2000–1000 B.C.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
"As the culture of the great Indus Valley civilization declines, new languages and cultural orientations are introduced into South Asia by people migrating from the northwest." With a period overview, list of key events, and 4 related artworks. Also has link to a timeline of Southeast Asia during this time.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/ht/?period=03®ion=ssa
Timeline of Art History: South Asia, 8000–2000 B.C.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
"South Asia is the center of one of the great ancient civilizations of the world—the Indus Valley/Harappan civilization in present-day Pakistan and northwestern India." With a period overview, list of key events, and 3 related artworks. Also has link to a timeline of Southeast Asia during this time.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/ht/?period=02®ion=ssa
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