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Tigranes the Great
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Tigranes the Great

Tigranes II or Tigranes the Great ruled as the king of Armenia from c. 95 to c. 56 BCE. Expanding in all directions, at its peak, Tigranes' Armenian Empire stretched from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean. Not before or since would Armenians...
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The lasting legacy of Alexander the Great in Afghanistan

Find out about the lasting legacy of Alexander the Great in Afghanistan today. The exhibition Afghanistan: Crossroads of the Ancient World is at the British Museum until 3 July 2011. Book tickets now: http://bit.ly/dXJ9CY
Ten Great Stupas from Around the World
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

Ten Great Stupas from Around the World

A stupa is a reliquary containing the remains (relics) of an individual associated with great spiritual power and insight, most often (since the 3rd century BCE) with the Buddha (l. c. 563 - c. 483 BCE). The form, a hemisphere topped by a...
Interview: Empire of the Black Sea by Duane Roller
Interviewby Patrick Goodman

Interview: Empire of the Black Sea by Duane Roller

Multiple Fulbright Award-winning Duane Roller joins us to talk about his new book, Empire of the Black Sea. The first thorough analysis in English of the dynasty as a whole, Empire of the Black Sea chronicles each ruler of the Mithridatic...
Israel
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Israel

The Kingdom of Israel occupied that part of the land on the Mediterranean Sea known as the Levant which corresponds roughly to the State of Israel of modern times. The region was known, historically, as part of Canaan, as Phoenicia, as Palestine...
Malcolm III of Scotland
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Malcolm III of Scotland

Malcolm III of Scotland (aka Máel Coluim mac Donnchada) reigned as king from 1058 to 1093 CE. He took the throne after his young predecessor Lulach (r. 1057-1058 CE), the stepson of Macbeth, king of Scotland (r. 1040-1057 CE), was...
Basil the Great
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Basil the Great

Saint Basil (c. 330 - c. 379 CE), also known as Basil the Great and Basil of Caesarea, was a bishop of Caesarea in central Asia Minor who staunchly defended the church against the 4th-century CE heresy of Arianism. Basil's writings on monasticism...
Cyrus the Great
Definitionby Daan Nijssen

Cyrus the Great

Cyrus II (d. 530 BCE), also known as Cyrus the Great, was the fourth king of Anshan and the first king of the Achaemenid Empire. Cyrus led several military campaigns against the most powerful kingdoms of the time, including Media, Lydia...
Alexander as Ammon-Zeus
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Alexander as Ammon-Zeus

Silver tetradrachm from Thrace, reign of Lysimachus, 323-281 BCE. Head of Alexander as Ammon-Zeus. (Alpha Bank Numismatics Museum, Corfu)
Head of Alexander as Crown Prince
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Head of Alexander as Crown Prince

The image of the young Alexander (r. 356 - 323 BCE) is already characterized by a tuft of hair springing up from his forehead and long, flowing hair. Yet, the emotional expression and the gaze into the distance of later portraits are missing...
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