Ancient Near East

Paleolithic

Nude Women

28,000 BCE - 25,000 BCE

Willendorf, Austria
Limestone

Two Bison

15,000 BCE - 10,000 BCE

Le Tuc D' Audadabert
Clay/Molding

Hall of the Bulls

15,000 BCE - 13,000 BCE

Lascaux Cave, France
Drawing and Painting with Pigments

Neolithic

Stonehenge

2,500 BCE - 1,600 BCE

Salisbury Plain, England
Megaliths/Blue Stones/ Sarsen

Sumerian

Warka Vase

3,200 BCE - 3,000 BCE

Uruk, Iraq
Alabaster

White Temple Ziggurat

3,200 BCE - 3,000 BCE

Uruk, Iraq
Mudbricks

Statuettes of Worshipers

2,700 BCE

Eshnunna, Iraq
Gypsum inlaid with Shell and Black Limestone

Standard of Ur

2,600 BCE

Ur, Iraq
Wood inlaid with Shell. LAPIS LAZULI and Red Limestone

Ziggurat

2100 BCE

Ur, Iraq
Mudbricks & Firebricks

Akkadian

Naram-Sin

2,254 BCE - 2,218 BCE

Susa, Iran
Pink Sandstone

Babylonian

Stele of Hammurabi

1,780 BCE

Susa, Iran
Basalt

Assyrian

Lamassu

720 BCE - 705 BCE

Dursharrukin, Iraq
Royal Citadel of Sargon II
Limestone

Ashurbanipal Hunting Lions

645 BCE - 640 BCE

Nineveh, Iraq
Gypsum

Achaemerid Persian

Persepolis

521 BCE - 465 BCE

Iran
Stone

Neo-Babylonian

Ishtar Gate

575 BCE

Babylon, Iraq
Glazed Mud Brick