Great Monuments of the Ancient World: Ancient Thebes Evening Program (Session 1 of 4-Session Course) on Zoom Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. ET Code: 1J0076A Tickets $25 - Gen. Admission Resize text remove add Clockwise: Karnak Temple Complex, Luxor, Egypt; Persepolis in Shiraz, Iran; Parthenon, Athens, Greece; and Teotihuacan pyramids, near Mexico City Save $20 when you purchase all 4 sessions of the Great Monuments of the Ancient World course! COURSE DESCRIPTION There are 1,121 UNESCO World Heritage sites throughout the world. Each of them offers a fascinating glimpse into the evolution of complex civilizations, empires, and religions. Some, however, are more iconic than others. Historian Justin M. Jacobs offers an in-depth overview of four of the most iconic UNESCO World Heritage sites of the ancient world from Persia to Mesoamerica. Each lavishly illustrated program goes far beyond the typical tourist experience by incorporating the insights of the latest scholarship and research. Jacobs, an associate professor of history at American University, is the author of several books, including The Compensations of Plunder: How China Lost Its Treasures. He is currently producing a 24-episode series on UNESCO World Heritage Sites for The Great Courses. SESSION INFORMATION Ancient Thebes For approximately five centuries during the second millennium B.C., the Egyptian city of Thebes served as the backdrop for the construction of a bewildering array of religious temples, memorial complexes, and royal tombs. Jacobs introduce the chief cultural, religious, and political themes of the monuments of ancient Thebes: the Karnak and Luxor temples of the East Bank, the memorial temples of the West Bank, and the necropolis in the Valley of the Kings. ADDITIONAL SESSIONS If you are interested in additional Monuments of the Ancient World sessions this winter, view the upcoming schedule: Feb. 23: Persepolis Mar. 2: Acropolis Mar. 9: Teotihuacan PATRON INFORMATION If you register multiple individuals, you will be asked to supply individual names and email addresses so they can receive a Zoom link email. Please note that if there is a change in program schedule or a cancellation, we will notify you via email, and it will be your responsibility to notify other registrants in your group. Unless otherwise noted, registration for streaming programs typically closes two hours prior to the start time on the date of the program. Once registered, patrons should receive an automatic email confirmation from CustomerService@SmithsonianAssociates.org. Separate Zoom link information will be emailed closer to the date of the program. If you do not receive your Zoom link information 24 hours prior to the start of the program, please email Customer Service for assistance. View Common FAQs about our Streaming Programs on Zoom. This program is part of ourSmithsonian Associates Streaming series.