Myra - Ocean Necropolis
Myra is an ancient town in Lycia. The city has two necropoli of Lycian rock-cut tombs in the form of temple fronts carved into the vertical faces of cliffs at Myra: the river necropolis and the ocean necropolis. The ocean necropolis is...
Temple of Zeus Chrysaoreus, Caria
The Temple of Zeus Chrysaoreus (Zeus of the Golden sword) in Alabanda (or Antiochia of the Chrysaorians), an ancient city of Caria in Asia Minor (modern-day Turkey). The temple was built in the 3rd century BCE. It is Doric with a peripteral...
Coin of a Persian Satrap
In the Persian Empire, some regional governors (satraps) were authorized to issue coins for military purposes. They combine Persian and Greek imagery, showing a satrap's head and a local reverse image. These are some of the earliest coin...
Coins Depicting a Persian Satrap
In the Persian Empire, some regional governors (satraps) were authorized to issue coins for military purposes. They combine Persian and Greek imagery, showing a strap's head and a local reverse image. These are some of the earliest coin portraits...
Grave Stela of Lenaios
This is a marble grave stela of Lenaios, son of Artemidoros. The deceased image is shown as a banqueter, which belies in his military occupation in life, as indicated in the inscription "As I guarded the tower in battle, oh passer-by, shall...
Map of Alexander the Great's Conquests
A map showing the route that Alexander the Great took to conquer Egypt, Mesopotamia, Persia, and Bactria.
Map of the Battle of the Granicus
A map showing the Battle of the Granicus River, May 334 BCE.
Library of Celsus, Ephesus
Completed in 117 CE, the Library of Celsus at Ephesus was ordered built by Tiberius Julius Acquila in memory of his father Tiberius Julius Celsus Polemaeanus, proconsul (governor) of the Asian province c. 105 to 114 CE.
Library of Celsus
The Library of Celsus in Ephesos (completed 117 AD), with a statue of Arete in the foreground.
Temple of Hadrian at Ephesus
The Temple of Hadrian on Curetes Street at Ephesus in Ionia (modern Turkey). It was built before 138 CE by a wealthy Ephesian, P. Vedius Antoninus Sabinus, and was dedicated to Hadrian, who came to visit the city in 124 and 129 CE.