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Art & Design

  • Explore the enduring significance of gods and heroes in ancient and modern times from cultures around the world, including Egypt, India, Greece, Rome, China, and beyond. Learn about the use and significance of artifacts within their larger artistic, social, religious, and political contexts.

    This tour is recommended for classes studying diverse civilizations and their history, comparative religions, geography, literature, and art.

  • While “Gods + Heroes” engages with the core areas of instruction across The Common Core, this tour is especially designed to meet the following curricular objections:

    • To explore the relationship between texts and images • To investigate ancient and modern cultures through folktales and myth • To examine the history of Eurasia from ancient civilizations through the Middle Ages and into the early Renaissance • To contextualize the spread of culture through trade, war, and colonialism

Objects from Gods and Heroes

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