Old Kingdom of Egypt
The Old Kingdom of Egypt (c. 2613-2181 BCE) is also known as the 'Age of the Pyramids' or 'Age of the Pyramid Builders' as it includes the great 4th Dynasty when King Sneferu perfected the art of pyramid building and the pyramids of Giza...
Timeline of World History | Major Time Periods & Ages
A timeline of world history, chronicling major events and historical eras.
Ancient Near Eastern Metal Production
A map showing the major sites of metal production in the Ancient Near East, including Egypt, Asia Minor, Mesopotamia, Persia, and the Indus Valley Civilization.
The Meaning of European Upper Paleolithic Rock Art
Rock art (also known as parietal art) is an umbrella term which refers to several types of creations including finger markings left on soft surfaces, bas-relief sculptures, engraved figures and symbols, and paintings onto a rock surface...
Bronze Tripod Cauldron, Mycenae
Mycenaean bronze tripod cauldron (1180-1050 BCE), Mycenae. Archaeological Museum, Mycenae.
Colchis & Iberia in Antiquity
Colchis (western Georgia) and Kartli/Iberia (eastern and southern Georgia) were important regions in the Caucasus area of Eurasia from the Bronze Age of the 15th century BCE. Prospering through agriculture and trade, the region attracted...
Interview: Swallow's Dance by Wendy Orr
In this interview, Ancient History Encyclopedia is speaking with Wendy Orr, the rather prolific author of numerous books who has recently published the book Swallow's Dance. It is a book of historical fiction set in the Bronze Age Aegean...
Mycenaean Bronze Armour
Bronze armour and boar tusk helmet (15th century BCE) from a mycenaean cemetery in Dendra. Nafplio Archaeological Museum.
Map of the Urnfield Culture c. 1300 BCE
A map illustrating the spread and context of the late-Bronze Age culture in Europe known as the Urnfield culture by around 1300 BCE. The Urnfield culture is generally recognized as one of the root cultures of the Celts.
Etruscan Bronze Mirrors
The Etruscan civilization flourished in central Italy between the 8th and 3rd century BCE and produced distinctive art in the form of decorated pottery, figure sculpture, wall paintings, and the focus of this article, engraved bronze mirrors...