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Temple of Apollo, Corinth
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Temple of Apollo, Corinth

The remains of the archaic temple of Apollo, Corinth (550-530 BCE). Originally, there were 6x15 Doric monolithic columns.
Cleobis & Biton
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Cleobis & Biton

Two high archaic kouroi, inscribed as Cleobis and Biton. c.580 BCE. These kouroi are over-life-size, standing at 6.5m tall, and are currently housed at the Delphi Museum. The sculptor was Polymides of Argos.
Ancient Greek Literature
Definitionby Donald L. Wasson

Ancient Greek Literature

Greek literature has influenced not only its Roman neighbors to the west but also countless generations across the European continent. Greek writers are responsible for the introduction of such genres as poetry, tragedy, comedy, and western...
Pre-Colonial North America
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Pre-Colonial North America

Pre-Colonial North America (also known as Pre-Columbian, Prehistoric, and Precontact) is the period between the migration of the Paleo-Indians to the region between 40,000-14,000 years ago and contact between indigenous tribes and European...
Pinson Mounds
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Pinson Mounds

The Pinson Mounds are a State Archeological Park in Madison County, Tennessee, USA enclosing a prehistoric Native American religious site comprising earthen mounds built during the Middle Woodland Period (c. 200 BCE - 500 CE). Although there...
Cuneiform Lexical Lists
Articleby William Brown

Cuneiform Lexical Lists

Lexical lists are compilations of cuneiform signs and word readings written on clay tablets throughout Mesopotamia. From the late 4th millennium BCE up to the 1st century CE, scribal communities copied, modified, and passed on these cuneiform...
Clay tablet from the Archaic Buildings of  Ishtar Temple
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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...
Votive Statuette from the Archaic Buildings of the Ishtar Temple
Imageby Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

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...
Votive Toy from the Archaic Buildings of the Ishtar Temple
Imageby Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

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...
Cypro-Archaic Sculptures
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Cypro-Archaic Sculptures

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.
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