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Timeline of Art

Ancient World
The invention of writing to the fall of Rome

Ancient World, Timeline of Art
Ancient Egypt, Ancient World

Ancient Egypt

Super power of all super powers.

4000 – 30BCE
Mesopotamia, Ancient World

Mesopotamia

Poetry, war, and the invention of law

3500 – 1000BCE
Aegean Civilizations, Ancient World

Aegean Civilizations

The lost faces of the ancient world

3000 – 1200BCE
Ancient China, Ancient World

Ancient China

Three dynasties birth Chinese art and philosophy.

2070 – 256BCE
Kingdom of Kush, Ancient World

Kingdom of Kush

A Nubian Empire rivals Egypt for 1000 years

2000BCE – 400CE
Lapita Expansion, Ancient World

Lapita Expansion

History's greatest navigators, and the beautiful vessels they left behind

1500BCE – 600CE
Olmec Civilization, Ancient World

Olmec Civilization

The pouting ancestors of Mesoamerica

1400 – 400BCE
Chavín Culture, Ancient World

Chavín Culture

Sacred illusion and mythical beasts

1200 – 500BCE
Ancient Greece, Ancient World

Ancient Greece

Know Thyself

800 – 31BCE
The Celts, Ancient World

The Celts

Death & Gold

800BCE – 43CE
The Etruscans, Ancient World

The Etruscans

A mysteriously happy people at the fringes of the classical world

768 – 100BCE
Ancient Rome, Ancient World

Ancient Rome

The roads make the empire

753BCE – 530CE
The Iberians, Ancient World

The Iberians

Human-animal hybrids in the melting pot of ancient cultures

600BCE – 500CE
Teotihuacan Culture, Ancient World

Teotihuacan Culture

City of Water & Fire

400BCE – 600CE
Classical India, Ancient World

Classical India

The largest economy in the world for 1500 years

230BCE – 550CE
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Middle Ages, Timeline of Art

Middle Ages

Feudalism and the rise of organized religion

300 – 1500

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