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Entering rarely seen burial chambers in the Valley of Kings, and incorporating detailed analysis of Tutankamun's famous death mask, the program reaches startling conclusions about the treasures-as well as the personal history and fate-of the boy king.
Stage of prehistory and early history when copper and bronze (an alloy of tin and copper) became the first metals worked extensively and used for tools and weapons. One of the classifications of the Danish archaeologist Christian Thomsen's Three Age System, it developed out of the Stone Age and generally preceded the Iron Age. It first began in the Far East and may be dated 5000-1200 BC in the Middle East and about 2000-500 BC in Europe.
Art that predates written records. The history of the fine arts - painting, engraving, and sculpture - begins around 40000 BC in the Palaeolithic period (Old Stone Age). The oldest known rock engravings are in Australia, but within the next 30,000 years art occurs on every continent.
Humanly made, non-utilitarian and intentional markings found on natural rock surfaces are collectively defined as rock art. They may occur in the form of paintings or petroglyphs, and they can be found in deep caves or at open-air sites. A brief history of rock art research is presented, followed by a definition of what constitutes a scientific approach to the phenomena described as rock art.
The developmental stage of humans in prehistory before the use of metals, when tools and weapons were made chiefly of stone, especially flint. The Stone Age is subdivided into the Old or Palaeolithic, when flint implements were simply chipped into shape; the Middle or Mesolithic; and the New or Neolithic, when implements were ground and polished. Palaeolithic people were hunters and gatherers; by the Neolithic period people were taking the first steps in agriculture, the domestication of animals, weaving, and pottery.
Hellenic History on the Internet
Overview of the history of Greece from earliest times to the modern day. Time periods include the Stone Age, Bronze Age, Archaic period, Classical period, Roman period, Byzantine period, Ottoman period, rise of the Hellenic state, and contemporary
Lascaux : Cave Art
This beautiful site details the prehistoric cave paintings at Lascaux, France. Take a virtual tour, read extensive information about the discovery of the caves in 1940, learn why the cave was closed to the public to prevent deterioration,