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Foreign Influences & Imported Luxuries in Thrace
Articleby Teodora A. Nikolova

Foreign Influences & Imported Luxuries in Thrace

Defining Thracian art is a difficult task due to the fact that what we call today Thrace was never a single unified state but, rather, a collection of many independent communities (or tribes) who formed both alliances and rivalries with each...
Some Active Trade Routes in the Bronze Age Mediterranean
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Some Active Trade Routes in the Bronze Age Mediterranean

A map detailing some of the active maritime trade routes in the Aegean during the Middle and Late Bronze Age.
Fisherman Fresco, Akrotiri
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Fisherman Fresco, Akrotiri

The Fisherman Fresco from Akrotiri on the Aegean island of Thera (Santorini). The male may actually be a youth offering fish as part of a religious ceremony rather than a fisherman. From Room 5 of the West House, c. 17th century BCE. (National...
Ship Procession Fresco, Akrotiri
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Ship Procession Fresco, Akrotiri

Bronze Age fresco of a ship procession from Akrotiri on the Aegean island of Thera (modern-day Santorini). From Room 5 of the West House, c. 2000-1500 BCE. (National Archaeological Museum, Athens)
Cycladic Figurine c. 2400 BCE
Imageby Mary Harrsch (Photographed at the Getty Villa, Malibu)

Cycladic Figurine c. 2400 BCE

A marble figurine from the Cycladic islands, c. 2400 BCE. The posture and incised details are typical of Cycladic sculpture and the swollen belly may suggest pregnancy. The function of the statues is unknown but they may represent a fertility...
Cycladic Harp Player Figurine
Imageby Mary Harrsch (Photographed at the Getty Villa, Malibu)

Cycladic Harp Player Figurine

A 28cm high, marble harp player from the Cycladic islands, 2700-2300 BCE. It is one of the earliest representations of a musician from the Bronze Age Aegean. (J.Paul Getty museum, Malibu, USA).
Top 10 Archaeological Sites in Caria, Turkey
Articleby Carole Raddato

Top 10 Archaeological Sites in Caria, Turkey

Located at the crossroads of many ancient civilizations, Turkey is a haven for archaeology lovers. Over the centuries, a succession of empires and kingdoms – Hittite, Lydian, Persian, Greek, Roman, Byzantine and, finally, Ottoman – ruled...
Swallow's Dance // An Interview with Author Wendy Orr
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Swallow's Dance // An Interview with Author Wendy Orr

Swallow's Dance by Wendy Orr is a beautiful portrait of the Aegean Bronze Age set during the time of the Theran eruption through the eyes of a young girl. This interview with our CEO Jan van der Crabben and author Wendy Orr discusses Wendy's...
Map of Archaic Greece
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Map of Archaic Greece

A map of the political structure of Greece in the Archaic Age (ca. 750 - 490 BC).
The Beginnings of Historic Greece
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The Beginnings of Historic Greece

The Beginnings of Historic Greece. 700 - 600 B.C.