This ClipArt gallery offers 33 illustrations of the Middle East region including cityscapes, buildings, scenic views, people, coins, stamps, and everyday life.

Antioch, a city in Syria on the river Orontes. It was founded by Seleucus Nicator, and was hailed by Cicero as a city of opulence, "abounding in men of taste and letters." It was the first city in which the followers of Christ were called "Christians".

Antioch

Antioch, a city in Syria on the river Orontes. It was founded by Seleucus Nicator, and was hailed by…

Ashtaroth, or Astarte, was among the idols of Syria; this medal shows she was worshiped in Jerusalem.  In her left hand she holds a staff, her right a human head and walks on a prostrate figure.

Astarte

Ashtaroth, or Astarte, was among the idols of Syria; this medal shows she was worshiped in Jerusalem.…

This Assyrian bucket is designed with a cord handle and terminates at the bottom with a lion mask. It was used to transport water.

Assyrian Bucket

This Assyrian bucket is designed with a cord handle and terminates at the bottom with a lion mask. It…

"Raising a large army [Kudur-Lagamer] advanced up the Euphrates, and thence westward against the Caanitish tribes, who under their kings gathered in the valley of the eastern invader. Here was fought one of the first greatest battles recorded in history. Kudur-Lagamer was victorious, and the kings of Canaan were for a period of twelve years brought into subjection."—Ridpath, 1885

Kudur-Lagamer Storming a Town in Canaan

"Raising a large army [Kudur-Lagamer] advanced up the Euphrates, and thence westward against the Caanitish…

Battle fought between two brothers, Cyrus the Younger and Arsaces. Cyrus managed to collect eleven thousand Greek soldiers, and went into battle for the Persian throne his elder brother had recently occupied.

Battle of Cunaxa

Battle fought between two brothers, Cyrus the Younger and Arsaces. Cyrus managed to collect eleven thousand…

"An Inscription in Cuneiform Characters" — Morey, 1903

Cuneiform

"An Inscription in Cuneiform Characters" — Morey, 1903

"The mausoleum is built of immense marble blocks, joined together without cement. Its total height, including the seven steps, is about 35 feet. A solitary pillar near the tomb still bears the inscription: 'I am Cyrus, the King, the Achaemenian.'"—Webster, 1913

Tomb of Cyrus the Great

"The mausoleum is built of immense marble blocks, joined together without cement. Its total height,…

The name of a gold coin issued by the califs of Damascus: it was also applied to the gold coins of various Arab dynasties and soon became the generic term of all arab gold coins.

Dinar

The name of a gold coin issued by the califs of Damascus: it was also applied to the gold coins of various…

The name of a gold coin issued by the califs of Damascus: it was also applied to the gold coins of various Arab dynasties and soon became the generic term of all arab gold coins.

Dinar

The name of a gold coin issued by the califs of Damascus: it was also applied to the gold coins of various…

An image of Ash'Toreth, or Ash'Taroth, who was called Astarte by the greeks. She was commonly known to be related to Baal, and was considered a lucky goddess by many.

Emblem of Ash'Toreth

An image of Ash'Toreth, or Ash'Taroth, who was called Astarte by the greeks. She was commonly known…

The common hare of Palestine.

Hare

The common hare of Palestine.

An example of hieroglyphics outside of a palace in ancient Assyria.

Hieroglyphics

An example of hieroglyphics outside of a palace in ancient Assyria.

"The ancient capital of the Hittites in Central Asia Minor recently excavated." -Breasted, 1914

Hittite Masonry Walls

"The ancient capital of the Hittites in Central Asia Minor recently excavated." -Breasted, 1914

From the ninth to seventh century BCE in northern Iraq.

Human headed winged lion

From the ninth to seventh century BCE in northern Iraq.

"Chaldean Goddess, Ishtar" — Morey, 1903

Ishtar

"Chaldean Goddess, Ishtar" — Morey, 1903

This medal commemorates the Isthmian Games, celebrated on the Isthmus of Corinth in honor of Neptune.  They were celebrated every five years and the reward for the victor was a garland of parsley; originally a branch of pine.

Isthmian Games

This medal commemorates the Isthmian Games, celebrated on the Isthmus of Corinth in honor of Neptune.…

An image of Jupiter with the inscription <i>Alexandrou</i>, suggesting that Alexander the Great was worshipped as a deity in Ascalon.

Medal of Ascalon

An image of Jupiter with the inscription Alexandrou, suggesting that Alexander the Great was worshipped…

A medal of Attalia. One side pictures Neptune with his trident, suggesting that Attalia was a seaport. The other side depicts an unknown figure, possibly Pluto.

medal of Attalia

A medal of Attalia. One side pictures Neptune with his trident, suggesting that Attalia was a seaport.…

A Medal of Berea, depicting second Macedonia and the date 275.

Medal of Berea

A Medal of Berea, depicting second Macedonia and the date 275.

A medal of Bostra, with the head of Trajanus Decius on one side and a female figure with her head wrapped in turrets on the other.

Medal of Bostra

A medal of Bostra, with the head of Trajanus Decius on one side and a female figure with her head wrapped…

The only medal known to inscribe the name of the town.  It depicts a crab, which holds in its claws the symbols of the sun and moon.

Medal of Gebal

The only medal known to inscribe the name of the town. It depicts a crab, which holds in its claws the…

A medal of Parthia, with a portrait of one of its kings.  On the reverse are instruments of worship, with guards standing on either side of the altar.

Medal of Parthia

A medal of Parthia, with a portrait of one of its kings. On the reverse are instruments of worship,…

Cut from an ancient stone, the ram and goat with one horn are symbols for Persia and Macedonia, respectively.  This engraving may have been done during the time of Alexander the Great.

Persia and Macedonia

Cut from an ancient stone, the ram and goat with one horn are symbols for Persia and Macedonia, respectively.…

A large group of travelers in boats sailing on to the discovery of Lebanon.

Phoenician Fleet on a Voyage of Discovery

A large group of travelers in boats sailing on to the discovery of Lebanon.

A Saracen on horseback.

The Saracen

A Saracen on horseback.

An illustration of an outdoor scene in ancient Arabia. Pictured are camels, shepherds, and others going about their miscellaneous tasks.

A Scene In Arabia

An illustration of an outdoor scene in ancient Arabia. Pictured are camels, shepherds, and others going…

A scribe found in ancient Middle Eastern history.

Scribe

A scribe found in ancient Middle Eastern history.

An ancient bas relief (low relief) sculpture of a war galley.

Sculpture

An ancient bas relief (low relief) sculpture of a war galley.

A fat-tailed Syrian sheep, found during biblical times.

Sheep

A fat-tailed Syrian sheep, found during biblical times.

Soldiers of the Persian bodyguard. From frieze in the audience hall of Darius at Susa.

Persian Soldiers

Soldiers of the Persian bodyguard. From frieze in the audience hall of Darius at Susa.

An illustration of a tent in the style of ancient times among Eastern nations. Tents were a central part of life for wandering nations.

Tent

An illustration of a tent in the style of ancient times among Eastern nations. Tents were a central…

Tombs hewn in the rock at Petra, an old Arabian city located in Ma'an, a governorate of Jordan, which makes up most of modern day Syria.

Tomb

Tombs hewn in the rock at Petra, an old Arabian city located in Ma'an, a governorate of Jordan, which…

A water pipe is a traditional Middle Eastern or Asian device for smoking.

Water Pipe

A water pipe is a traditional Middle Eastern or Asian device for smoking.