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Cultures of the Ancient World: An Evolutionary Exploration from the Sumerians to the Greeks

Between them, Sumer and Egypt, two early civilization centers at opposite ends of the Fertile Crescent, invented writing, accounting, and astronomy, and diffused and disseminated a variety of cultural arts to peoples of the Near East. Join archaeologist Robert Stieglitz for a fascinating exploration of achievements that still resonate with us today.

Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.