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.

In order to access all the media in this Web site you must first install QuickTime 4.1.2 or later.

http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/

Download Help

If you have QuickTime 4.1.2 or later, then continue below.

The text accompanying Cleopatra is available in both English and Spanish.
The lesson plans are available in English only.
Please choose which version you would like to use
:

Click for English

Click for Spanish

Click for English
Click for Spanish
The Art Institute of Chicago
© 2000, by The Art Institute of Chicago. All rights reserved. Use of this program is subject to the terms below. No part of this program may be reproduced, transmitted or distributed in any form or by any means, except for personal or classroom use. All Copyright in and to the program, in whole or in part, belongs to the publisher and its licensors and is registered with the U.S. Copyright Office