This exhibition details the profound evolutionary advances in human culture that originated in the ancient Middle East, including agriculture, domestication of animals, and the founding of cities and city-states. Furthermore, Legacy of the Middle East examines the beginnings of such technologies as metalworking and glassmaking, the invention of the wheel, and the creation of counting and writing.
Using photographs, drawings, maps, charts, and replicas of artifacts, the Legacy of the Middle East provides a concise introduction to the modern kingdom of Saudi Arabia and tells the story of the great cultural revolution that began when hunters and gatherers settled down and began farming. Panel topics include:
Legacy of the Middle East is produced by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, in collaboration with the Jeddah Historical Preservation Department [Saudi Arabia] and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at The University of Texas at Austin.
Legacy of the Middle East is available in two formats:
|Languages||English and Arabic|
|Content||10 double-sided panels|
11 support legs
|Space Requirements||108 square feet of floor space (18’ x 6’)|
|Shipping Weight and Dimensions||Travels in 3 fiber cases:|
|Rental Period||4 weeks|
|Language||English and Arabic|
|Content||7 double-sided panels|
8 support legs
|Space Requirements||70 square feet of floor space (5’ x 14’)|
|Shipping Weight and Dimensions||Travels in 2 fiber cases:|
|Rental Period||4 weeks|
*Rental fees are based primarily on the cost of shipping. Prices may vary based on current fuel surcharges or venue location within the state of Texas. Out-of-state rentals are priced on an individual basis. Please call for a rental fee quote specific to your venue.
A specified number of print materials are provided with this exhibition at no additional cost. Additional copies of these materials may be obtained for a nominal fee:
Legacy of the Middle East press release
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