"The temple, built by Ramses II on the steep face of a cliff overlooking the Nile, has a facade containing…
Built by Seti I and completed by his son Ramses II. The pillars in this temple contain carvings of very…
"In order that [Alaric's] body might be saved from the gaze of the vulgar and the rage of his foes,…
"The first noted public appearance of [Alcibiades] was on the occasion of the coming of the Lacedaemonian…
A prominent Athenian statesman and member of the aristocratic family of the Alcmaeonidae.
Sometimes known as Amenhotep III. Ninth pharaoh of the Eighteenth Egyptian dynasty.
Also known as Akhenaten. Ruled as pharaoh of the Eighteenth Egyptian dynasty for 17 years.
This ancient amphora is made out of painted clay.
A man collecting his harvest using an ancient reaping-machine.
Also known as Hapis. In mythology, Apis was a commonly worshipped bull-deity in the Memphis region.
A stature of Aristophanes, who was a prolific and commonly celebrated playwright of comedy. He is also…
Arrow straighteners made from reindeer horns. Crafted during the Reindeer age.
"Different forms from Europe, Africa, and North America."—Webster, 1913
The Canaanite fertility goddess and accompaniment of Baal.
An ancient caricature of dragons fighting.
An ancient Assyrian wall relief, depicting two hunters on a chariot.
An ancient Assyrian divider with an ornamental horse design.
A decorative divider dating back from ancient Assyria.
An ancient palace located in Assyria.
In ancient Assyria, princes, princesses, and priests vied with each other in luxury.
A depiction of two soldiers fighting for Assyria, using bow and arrows against their enemies.
"The king, a rude heroic figure, stands upright before the god. He holds a club in the left hand, in…
An ancient Assyrian wall relief, showing four hunters.
A native to the ancient kingdom of Assyria.
Assyrians flaying prisoners alive.
"A decree of the Council and Assembly dating from about 450 B.C."—Webster, 1913
"The mosted noted of the orations of Isocrates is the Panathenaicus or Panegyric of Athens, a work on…
The remains of the ancient city of Babylon.
"A tablet of dark brown clay, much injured, dating from the 8th or 7th century B.C. The two large concentric…
"Ancient Persian bag-pipe." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910
"Ancient Persian Bag-pipes" — Encyclopediia Britannica, 1910
Literally means 'Lord of the Flies.' In Christian and Biblical texts, he is associated with a demon.
Belsarius was ordered to have his eyes put out, and was reduced to a homeless beggar.
An ancient Greek boat with 50 oars.
Bone points and bone needles. Crafted during the Reindeer age.
Pottery from the Bronze Age. Not drawn to scale.
A bronze 'lur' trumpet from the Bronze Age. Not drawn to scale.
Also known as a Lamassu. An ancient tutelary deity, often considered to be female.
An ancient Assyrian wall relief, depicting the symbol of a winged bull with the head of a human male.
Canals used during ancient Babylonian times.
The ionic capital is a design of a scroll rolled on both sides with spiral curves. It is found in Bassae,…
The ionic capital is a design of a scroll rolled on both sides with spiral curves. It was found in Pompeii.
A Reindeer age masterpiece painting in four colours of a buffalo. Painted in the Cave of Altamira in…
"The stalwart character and aggressive bearing of the Assyrians were particularly shown in war. The…
Chopping tools used as hand axes in the Chellean age.
The Arch of Constantine was erected to celebrate Constantine's victory of Maxentius at the Battle of…
An image depicting the city of ancient Corinth.
The coin of the ancient Greek city of Corinth.
A luxurious couch used during the era of the Roman Empire.
"Afterwards [Solon] went to Sardis and made the acquaintance of Cresus. It was on this occasion that…
A dagger from the Bronze Age. Not drawn to scale.
Image depicting a mythical moral anecdote, consisting of two morals. The first that regardless of who…
"Here [Darius] was assassinated by Bessus, the satrap of Bactria. He was discovered by Alexander in…
The length of the Dashur pyramid is approximately 200 feet.
An ancient Greek town. In Greek mythology, the most important oracle resided at Delphi.
"Contains the narrative of the flood as pieced together and published by George Smith in 1872. There…
Emperor of the Roman Empire from 284 to 286 AD, and again from 286 to 305.
A portal tomb or grave.
An example of a typical cave dwelling from the Stone Age.
The heraldic charge of the eagle is one of the earliest charges. It holds the same rank that the lion…