Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche in Faenza

Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche in Faenza

Ceramics from the Ancient Near East

The valuable works collected in the small Ancient Near East department testify the multi-millenarian production of Iraq and Anatolia; they include a little nucleus of ceramics from Iran and glazed tiles from the Dario's Palace in Susa belonging to the Achemenide epoch, 6th century a.C.

The area of the Near East also called Fertile Crescent was seat of fundamental events in the history of humankind toward the civilization: the Neolithic revolution and the urbanization process, that was focused in the South of Iraq where, at the end of the 4th millennium, the writing process started in the city of Uruk