Artemission Explores the Ancient Near East
The ancient Near East is the fountainhead of modern civilization. It was in the ancient Near East, more than 5000 years ago, that people first learned to live in cities, invented writing and developed the first high civilizations.
The Near East Influence
The fascinating discoveries of Near Eastern archaeologists over the last 150 years have revealed the crucial roles played in forming our common heritage by the peoples of the Ancient Near East, especially the Sumerians, the Babylonians, the Assyrian and the Hittites.
The ancient Near East is considered the cradle of civilization. It was the first to practice intensive year-round agriculture, it gave the rest of the world the first writing system, invented the potter’s wheel and then the vehicular- and mill wheel, created the first centralized governments, law codes and empires, as well as introducing social stratification and organized warfare, and it laid the foundation for the fields of astronomy and mathematics.
Authentic Antiquities from Artemission
Artemission’s collection includes a range of authentic antiquities, including vases, figures, sculptures, busts, and ceremonial pieces in stone, terracottas bronze and semi-precious stones from old private collections with provenances. Long term, it is one of the best form of investment as well as owning pieces of the past.
Artemission.com (Atticart Ltd.) is the leading antiquities gallery online. Starting the very first internet site dealing with authentic antiquities, Artemission specialise in ancient art from Egypt, the Mediterranean and Mesopotamia, as well as Islamic Art and Ancient Coins.