Archaic Columns, Tarentum
Two columns, all that remains of an Archaic temple dedicated to Poseidon at Tarentum, southern Italy.
Archaic Greek Bell Cuirass
A Greek "bell cuirass" from the Archaic Period, made sometime between the 7th and 6th Century BCE. This cuirass came from the Greek mainland and was the antecedent to the later and more recognizable "muscle cuirass". This breastplate is...
Archaic Greek Woman
A detail from a 'Melian' vase depicting a Greek woman of the archaic period. First half of the 6th century BCE. (Mykonos Archaeological Museum)
Clay tablet from the Archaic Buildings of Ishtar Temple
This clay tablet lists the names of certain persons with their corresponding official designation. The Archaic buildings of the Ishtar Temple were in use from 2500-2000 BCE. From the Archaic temples (or buildings) of Ishtar at the city of...
Five unique Cypro-Archaic sculptures found in situ in the necropolis of Talmassos, one oversize lion, two lions of smaller dimensions and two sphinxes. 6th century BCE (Cypro-Archaic II period). Cyprus Museum, Nicosia.
Votive Toy from the Archaic Buildings of the Ishtar Temple
This small terracotta toy in the shape of a wagon was a votive donation to the goddess Ishtar. The Archaic buildings of the Ishtar temple were in use from 2500-2000 BCE. From the Archaic temples (or buildings) of Ishtar at the city of Ashur...
Votive Statuette from the Archaic Buildings of the Ishtar Temple
Only the upper half of this small female terracotta statuette has survived. The woman wears a hat and a necklace and covers her naked breasts with her hands. The Archaic buildings of the Ishtar Temple were in use from 2500-2000 BCE. From...
Ruins of Archaic Thera
The ruins of Archaic Thera on Santorini, Greece.
Cuneiform Archaic Signs
Since very ancient inscriptions would often come to light during building and restoration work, Mesopotamian scribes possessed some understanding of the pictographic origin of their script. The text on this clay tablet is an attempt to provide...
Archaic Burials in the Roman Forum - Ancient Rome Live
In the Roman Forum, next to the Temple of Faustina and Antoninus Pius (r. 138-161 CE) and Faustina, along the Via Sacra, 19th Century CE excavators discovered a burial ground dating back to primordial Rome: 9th- 6th Centuries BCE. An incredible...