Before the terrorists destroyed the towers, they were destroying large statues of Buddha in Afghanistan. Throughout history various groups wanted to destroy Civilization, and return the ancient ways.
Recent events in Syria, and Iraq are having a negative impact on the history of art.
Islamists have been erasing the history of art by destroying artifacts. In this module we will be looking back in history, and looking forward to a hopeful solution to these dire events.
We will study the beginning of civilization known as the Neolithic Revolution. The two key places where people started to advance beyond the way of life in the Paleolithic, was in Egypt, and Mesopotamia.
Here we see the first farming, and the first cities, along with the art that marks so many other beginnings.