Over the past few months, I’ve successfully passed Live!: A History of Art for Artists, Animators and Gamers, Warhol: Celebrity, Sex, Money, Death, and Marriage and the Movies: A History. I really enjoyed the courses and so on to the next!
I’m in week seven of The Art and Archaeology of Ancient Nubia with Emory University.
This course examines the development of the art and architecture of the cultures of ancient Nubia through what we have learned from archaeology and how that evidence has helped us create the picture we now have of the culture and history of the birth and development of art and civilization in the Nile Valley.
The class will reveal one of the most dynamic, yet little known cultures of the ancient world. We will explore the geography and archaeology of Nubia, Egypt’s neighbor to the south and home to a series of remarkable and innovative civilizations. It will cover the period from the earliest inhabitants of the Nile Valley (Paleolithic through Neolithic and domestication of plants and animals), and continue until the advent of Christianity.
So far, it’s been a great experience learning through the lectures, readings, as well as discussions with other students. Ancient Nubia was a fascinating culture that created amazing pottery, temples, cities and more while exiting alongside their neighbours (and sometimes rulers, sometimes followers), ancient Egypt. I look forward to continuing these studies!