Teaching Archaeology in AP Art History

My introduction lesson to "history" (versus Prehistory), is  called "Ancient Archaeology." I pretend to employ my class as archaeologists and as they have to go out and research four different art pieces: White Temple and its ziggurat Statue of votive figures Lamassu Audience Hall (apadana) I try to be really silly with this lesson and I [...]

#25. Lamassu from the citadel of Sargon II

So literally the lamassu are some of my favorites to teach in the Ancient World - I just think they are incredibly adorable and they are so much fun to teach! I've seen two sets of lamassu, in the Pergamon Museum and the Metropolitan Museum, so you might see different backgrounds in the images. Art Historical [...]