Artifacts

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"MacGregor man" Basalt statuette, bought from private collector, authenticity has recently been questioned. 39 cm high

Basalt statuette, bought from private collector, authenticity has recently been questioned. 39 cm high

Near Eastern Asia Minor Near Eastern-Neo Assyrian Asia Minor architecture-fortification-gates Architecture Active
"Peace" side of the Standard of Ur Probably the sounding box of a musical instrument. The inlay of shell against a background of lapis lazuli set in bitumen shows a banquet with animals and men carrying goods.

Probably the sounding box of a musical instrument. The inlay of shell against a background of lapis lazuli set in bitumen shows a banquet with animals and men carrying goods.

Roman Italy-Latium Roman-Imperial Italy-Latium-Rome architecture-public Architecture Active
"Pseudo-Athlete" "Pseudo-Athlete" from Delos, early first century B.C.

"Pseudo-Athlete" from Delos, early first century B.C.

Prehistoric Asia Minor Prehistoric-Bronze Age-Minoan Asia Minor sculpture-stone Sculpture Active
"Standard Wares' and a 'Husking Tray' Painted and/or incised 'standard wares' and a 'husking tray': all characteristic of levels III-VI at Hassuna. A few sherds of this pottery were collected from the deepest level in Mallowan's sounding in the K�y�njik mound at Nineveh (over 30 m beneath the

Painted and/or incised 'standard wares' and a 'husking tray': all characteristic of levels III-VI at Hassuna. A few sherds of this pottery were collected from the deepest level in Mallowan's sounding in the K�y�njik mound at Nineveh (over 30 m beneath the

Near Eastern Asia Minor Near Eastern-Assyrian Asia Minor-Anatolia religious Miscellaneous Active
"War" side of Standard of Ur Shows the victorious troops of the ruler of Ur, who appears larger than the other figures in the top register. The soldiers were either on foot or rode in battle wagons pulled by 4 onagers.

Shows the victorious troops of the ruler of Ur, who appears larger than the other figures in the top register. The soldiers were either on foot or rode in battle wagons pulled by 4 onagers.

Roman Italy-Latium Roman-Imperial Italy-Latium-Rome mosaic Miscellaneous Active
"War" side of Standard of Ur Roman Italy Roman-Republic Italy sculpture-stone-relief Sculpture Active
"Weary Hercules" "Weary Hercules" lower half.

"Weary Hercules" lower half.

Near Eastern Asia Minor Near Eastern-Neo Assyrian Asia Minor-Assyria Architecture-reconstruction Architecture Active
163 Near Eastern Asia Minor Near Eastern-Neo Assyrian Asia-Near East architecture-architecture Architecture Active
1687 Cannonball Damage Parthenon 1687 Venetian cannonball strikes on the Parthenon

1687 Venetian cannonball strikes on the Parthenon

Greek Greece Mainland Peloponnese Greek-Geometric Greece-Mainland-Peloponnese-Olympia sculpture-stone-relief Sculpture Active
1687 Venetian Cannonball Strikes Parthenon 1687 Venteian cannonball strikes on the Parthenon

1687 Venteian cannonball strikes on the Parthenon

Greek Greece Mainland Greek-Geometric Greece-Mainland sculpture-stone-relief Sculpture Active
1st Century Colosseum Reconstruction of Arena Colosseum Reconstruction of Arena from around the 1st C ad.

Colosseum Reconstruction of Arena from around the 1st C ad.

Roman Italy Roman-Republic Italy architecture-architecture Architecture Active
1st-century scriptura monumentalis 1st-century scriptura monumentalis. Inscription recording the restoration of the temple of Isis at Pompeii by Numerius Popidius Celsinus. Height of lettering c. 14-4cm. AD 62-79. Naples, Museo Archeologico Nazionale.

1st-century scriptura monumentalis. Inscription recording the restoration of the temple of Isis at Pompeii by Numerius Popidius Celsinus. Height of lettering c. 14-4cm. AD 62-79. Naples, Museo Archeologico Nazionale.

Roman Italy-Campania Roman-Imperial Italy-Campania-Pompeii script-alphabetic-Latin Script Active
2nd BC Pompeii House Reconstruction Late Second Century BC House Based On Examples From Pompeii

Late Second Century BC House Based On Examples From Pompeii

Greek Unknown Greek-Classical-High Unknown tools-tools Weapons and Tools Active
4th-century monumentalis 4th-century monumentalis. Inscription dedicated to Valens, from a pedestal of an arch at the approach to the Valentinian Bridge across the Tiber. Height of lettering c. 7-3.5 cm. AD 365-75. Rome, Museo Nazionale.

4th-century monumentalis. Inscription dedicated to Valens, from a pedestal of an arch at the approach to the Valentinian Bridge across the Tiber. Height of lettering c. 7-3.5 cm. AD 365-75. Rome, Museo Nazionale.

Roman Italy Roman-Imperial Italy script-alphabetic-Latin Script Active
4th-century monumentalis and actuaria 4th-century monumentalis and actuaria. Dedication of an altar to the Great Mother and Attis by Lucius Ragonius Venustus. Height of lettering c. 3-2.5 cm. AD 390. Rome, Capitoline Museum.

4th-century monumentalis and actuaria. Dedication of an altar to the Great Mother and Attis by Lucius Ragonius Venustus. Height of lettering c. 3-2.5 cm. AD 390. Rome, Capitoline Museum.

Roman Italy-Latium Roman-Imperial Italy-Latium-Rome script-alphabetic-Latin Script Active
6 Leafed Rosette from Melos Six-leafed rosette from Melos in granulation and filigree technique, in the second half of the 7th century B.C. Its centre occupies an eagle, whereas on the petals bees and gryphons alternate. It is probably part of the decoration of a diadem.

Six-leafed rosette from Melos in granulation and filigree technique, in the second half of the 7th century B.C. Its centre occupies an eagle, whereas on the petals bees and gryphons alternate. It is probably part of the decoration of a diadem.

Prehistoric Greece Islands Aegean Crete Prehistoric-Bronze Age-Minoan Greece-Islands-Aegean-Crete-Zakros architecture-palace Architecture Active
6 Roman Barracks 6 plans from various Roman barracks.

6 plans from various Roman barracks.

Roman Italy-Latium Roman-Imperial Italy-Latium-Rome mosaic Miscellaneous Active
6th C foundations between erechtheum and parthenon This is the south porch of the Erechtheum, commonly called the Caryatid Porch. Who these Caryatids are meant to represent is as hotly debated today as it was in antiquity.

This is the south porch of the Erechtheum, commonly called the Caryatid Porch. Who these Caryatids are meant to represent is as hotly debated today as it was in antiquity.

Prehistoric Greece Mainland Peloponnese Prehistoric-Bronze Age Greece-Mainland-Peloponnese-Argos sculpture-stone Sculpture Active
6th-century lapidary script 6th-century lapidary script. Epitaph of Maxima, buried 23 June AD 525. Height of lettering c. 5-1.2 cm. Rome, Museo Nazionale.

6th-century lapidary script. Epitaph of Maxima, buried 23 June AD 525. Height of lettering c. 5-1.2 cm. Rome, Museo Nazionale.

Other Italy Byzantine Italy script-script Script Active
7th c BC Vase depicting Blinding of Polyphemos 7th century BC vase depicting the Blinding of Polyphemos as displayed in the Eleusis Museum summer 1995

7th century BC vase depicting the Blinding of Polyphemos as displayed in the Eleusis Museum summer 1995

Greek Greece Mainland Attica Greek-Hellenistic Greece-Mainland-Attica-Athens sculpture-sculpture Sculpture Active
9-sided baked barrel cylinder Records the words of Sargon, "Day and night I planned teh building of that city."

Records the words of Sargon, "Day and night I planned teh building of that city."

Roman Italy-Latium Roman-Imperial Italy-Latium-Rome sculpture-stone-free standing Sculpture Active
A Banqueter. Tomb of the Lionesses A Banqueter. Tomb of the Lionesses, Tarquinii. 6th Century B.C.

A Banqueter. Tomb of the Lionesses, Tarquinii. 6th Century B.C.

Etruscan Italy-Etruria Etruscan Italy-Etruria-Tarquinii Painting Miscellaneous Active
A consul in a chariot and horsemen in racing colours A consul in a chariot and horsemen in racing colours. Mural opus sectile of marble and opaque glass. From the Basilica of Junius Bassus, Rome. c.AD 330-50. Florence, Palazzo Vecchio.

A consul in a chariot and horsemen in racing colours. Mural opus sectile of marble and opaque glass. From the Basilica of Junius Bassus, Rome. c.AD 330-50. Florence, Palazzo Vecchio.

Other Italy-Latium Byzantine Italy-Latium-Rome Miscellaneous-miscellaneous Miscellaneous Active
A Contemporary Portrait-Bust of the Emperor Commodus A contemporary portrait-bust of the Emperor Commodus (AD 180-93). He is grotesquely portrayed in the compensating role of Hercules. Found in Palazzo dei Conservatori, Rome.

A contemporary portrait-bust of the Emperor Commodus (AD 180-93). He is grotesquely portrayed in the compensating role of Hercules. Found in Palazzo dei Conservatori, Rome.

Roman Italy-Latium Roman-Imperial Italy-Latium-Rome sculpture-stone Sculpture Active
A Fountain Beside Tricliniumon South Side of Domus Flavia A Fountain Beside Tricliniumon South Side of Domus Flavia

A Fountain Beside Tricliniumon South Side of Domus Flavia

Prehistoric Asia Minor Prehistoric-Bronze Age-Helladic-Early Asia Minor architecture-architecture Architecture Inactive
A kneeling province submits to Trajan A kneeling province submits to Trajan. North-eastern relief panel on the attic of the Arch of Trajan at Benevento. Marble. Height of panel c.230 cm. AD 114-17. Benevento.

A kneeling province submits to Trajan. North-eastern relief panel on the attic of the Arch of Trajan at Benevento. Marble. Height of panel c.230 cm. AD 114-17. Benevento.

Roman Italy-Campania Roman-Imperial Italy-Campania sculpture-stone-architectural Sculpture Active
A pair of gold bracelets ornamented with beaded wire A pair of gold bracelets (incomplete)ornamented with beaded wire. End plates filled with green and blue enamel. From Rhayader, Wales. Lengths respectively 9.8 cm. and 9 cm. Second half of 1st century AD. London, British Museum.

A pair of gold bracelets (incomplete)ornamented with beaded wire. End plates filled with green and blue enamel. From Rhayader, Wales. Lengths respectively 9.8 cm. and 9 cm. Second half of 1st century AD. London, British Museum.

Roman Europe Roman-Imperial Britain jewelry-gold Jewelry Active
A Private Lavatory in Ostia A private lavatory in the House of Fortuna Annonaria, Ostia. More common were lavatories of the more sociable sort with long rows of stone seats.

A private lavatory in the House of Fortuna Annonaria, Ostia. More common were lavatories of the more sociable sort with long rows of stone seats.

Roman Italy-Latium Roman-Imperial Italy-Latium-Ostia architecture-domestic Architecture Active
A Roman Copy of a Marble Herm of Pericles by the Greek Sculpter Cresilas Roman copy of a marble herm of Pericles by the Greek sculpter Cresilas; mid-fifth century BC. The vital documentary art of the Romans is a far cry from such idealized portraiture. Found at Tivoli. Ht. 23 in.; 58.5 cm.

Roman copy of a marble herm of Pericles by the Greek sculpter Cresilas; mid-fifth century BC. The vital documentary art of the Romans is a far cry from such idealized portraiture. Found at Tivoli. Ht. 23 in.; 58.5 cm.

Roman Italy-Latium Roman-Republic Italy-Latium sculpture-stone Sculpture Active
A Roman House of Vitruvius's 'Rhodian' Type A Roman house of Vitruvius's 'Rhodian' type on the island of Delos retains on one of the high columns of the main range a bracket to support the roof of the lower flanking portico.

A Roman house of Vitruvius's 'Rhodian' type on the island of Delos retains on one of the high columns of the main range a bracket to support the roof of the lower flanking portico.

Roman Greece Islands Aegean Cyclades Roman-Republic Greece-Islands-Aegean-Cyclades-Delos architecture-domestic-houses Architecture Active
A Roman House on the Island of Delos A Roman house on the island of Delos which originally stood five storeys high.

A Roman house on the island of Delos which originally stood five storeys high.

Roman Greece Islands Aegean Cyclades Roman-Republic Greece-Islands-Aegean-Cyclades-Delos architecture-domestic-houses Architecture Active
Abila and Jordan Tomb Q Photograph of the ceiling of the Abila Tomb Q in modern day Jordan.

Photograph of the ceiling of the Abila Tomb Q in modern day Jordan.

Roman Unknown Roman-Imperial Unknown sculpture-sculpture Sculpture Active
Absidal Building, Heroon The Heroon at Leftkandi dates to 1000 B.C. It was at first a Dark Age Palace but after the death of the ruler it was  turned into a tomb. There are two gravesites within, one of the queen with the ashes of her dead husband, and the other containing four h

The Heroon at Leftkandi dates to 1000 B.C. It was at first a Dark Age Palace but after the death of the ruler it was turned into a tomb. There are two gravesites within, one of the queen with the ashes of her dead husband, and the other containing four h

Greek Egypt Greek-Hellenistic Egypt-Egypt architecture-public-stadiums Architecture Inactive
Abu Ghurab Prehistoric Asia Minor Prehistoric-Bronze Age-Near East Asia-Near East Architecture-reconstruction Architecture Active
Abu Simbel Facade The Facade of Abu Simbel. Picture originally in Egypt and Palestine vol. 1 by Francis Frith.

The Facade of Abu Simbel. Picture originally in Egypt and Palestine vol. 1 by Francis Frith.

Multiple Periods Near East Multiple Periods Asia-Near East-Eridu vases-pottery Vases Active
Abu Simbel Salvage Operation Near Eastern Near East Near Eastern-Early Dynastic Asia-Near East-Babylon Painting Miscellaneous Active
Abu Simbel Salvage Operation An image of some of the "Abu Simbel Salvage Operation" efforts. The operation was an effort to rescue the monuments of Nubia threatened by the building of the new dam at Aswan.

An image of some of the "Abu Simbel Salvage Operation" efforts. The operation was an effort to rescue the monuments of Nubia threatened by the building of the new dam at Aswan.

Near Eastern Asia Minor Near Eastern-Neo Babylonian Asia-Near East architecture-palace Architecture Active
Abu Simbel temple Artist's reconstruction of one of the rock temples at Abu Simbel. Created by David Roberts, November 1838.

Artist's reconstruction of one of the rock temples at Abu Simbel. Created by David Roberts, November 1838.

Near Eastern Italy-Etruria Near Eastern-Neo Babylonian Italy-Etruria-Vulci Miscellaneous-miscellaneous Miscellaneous Active
Abusir pyramids Aerial view of pre-excavation Abusir pyramids from the northeast. Pyramid of Sahure in the foreground, followed by those of Neuserre and Neferirkare with the remains of Raneferef's structure in the back.

Aerial view of pre-excavation Abusir pyramids from the northeast. Pyramid of Sahure in the foreground, followed by those of Neuserre and Neferirkare with the remains of Raneferef's structure in the back.

Near Eastern Multiple Near Eastern-Neo Babylonian Multiple architecture-architecture Architecture Active
Abydos Prehistoric Asia Minor Prehistoric-Neolithic Asia-Near East architecture-palace Architecture Active
Academy Restored Plan The Academy.  Restored plan by M. Barbie du Bocage.

The Academy. Restored plan by M. Barbie du Bocage.

Greek Greece Mainland Attica Greek-Archaic Greece-Mainland-Attica-Athens vases-pottery Vases Active
Acanthus and Lotus, Capital of Odeion Acanthus and Lotus capital from the inner colonnade of the Odeion of Agrippa, restored.

Acanthus and Lotus capital from the inner colonnade of the Odeion of Agrippa, restored.

Roman Greece Mainland Attica Roman-Imperial Greece-Mainland-Attica-Athens vases-pottery Vases Active
Aceramic Asikli Hoyuk artifacts Aceramic Asikli Hoyuk artifacts.

Aceramic Asikli Hoyuk artifacts.

Near Eastern Asia Minor Near Eastern-Iron Age Asia Minor-Anatolia vases-pottery Vases Active
Achaea

Map of Achaea

Roman Italy-Latium Roman-Imperial Italy-Latium-Rome architecture-architecture Architecture Active
Achaea, Macedonia, Epirus in Hellas

Map of the Achaea, Macedonia, and Epirus regions in Hellas

Roman Italy-Latium Roman-Republic Italy-Latium-Rome architecture-public-arches Architecture Active
Achaea, Macedonia, Pontus, Bithynia and Asia

Map of the Achaea, Macedonia, Pontus, Bithynia and Asia provinces.

Roman Italy-Latium Roman-Imperial Italy-Latium-Rome architecture-public-baths Architecture Active
Achaemenid Kings 1 Roman Italy-Latium Roman-Imperial Italy-Latium Painting Miscellaneous Active
Achaemenid Kings 2 Roman Italy-Latium Roman-Imperial Italy-Latium-Rome sculpture-stone-relief Sculpture Active
Achilleio House Reconstruction Reconstruction of an Achilleio house.

Reconstruction of an Achilleio house.

Prehistoric Greece Islands Aegean Crete Prehistoric-Neolithic Greece-Islands-Aegean-Crete-Achladia vases-pottery Vases Active
Achilleio Stone Female Figurine Early Neolithic stone female figurine from Achilleio.

Early Neolithic stone female figurine from Achilleio.

Prehistoric Greece Islands Aegean Crete Prehistoric-Neolithic Greece-Islands-Aegean-Crete-Kommos architecture-fortification-walls Architecture Active