The University of Chicago was founded in 1890. The oil magnate, John D. Rockefeller, Sr., played a large financial role in its creation. Two years later, the university began a Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. Today, this department ranks among the top Ancient Near Eastern programs in the United States, primarily focusing on…
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Ancient Near Eastern Motifs
Del el-Bahari in Luxor, Egypt has an extensive mortuary temple complex. In Queen Hatshepsut’s mortuary temple, some of the artwork was not exposed to the elements, so it is amazingly well-preserved and vivid in color. In one section of the temple, you can see a winged sun disk, which is a common Ancient Egyptian motif….