Cleopatra: A Multimedia Guide to Art of the Ancient World

is an interactive journey through the collection of ancient art at The Art Institute of Chicago. This Web site takes you on an expedition to the ancient cultures of Egypt, Greece, and Italy using eighteen objects from the museum's distinguished collection.

The multimedia presentations on each of these intriguing works of art reveal their respective chronologies and geographic origins, as well as the social world and political life of the times and places in which they were created. This journey to ancient cultures is enhanced with digitized video clips and animated passages, close-up views of the objects, an illustrated timeline, maps, a glossary, and links to other useful Web sites. There are also 135 Lesson Plans based on nine of these objects.

This Web site is best viewed with monitor settings of 800 x 600 resolution and millions of colors.

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The text accompanying Cleopatra is available in both English and Spanish.
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