Egypt is a country in North Africa, on the Mediterranean Sea, and is home to one of the oldest civilizations on earth. The name 'Egypt' comes from the Greek Aegyptos which was the Greek pronunciation of the ancient Egyptian name 'Hwt-Ka-Ptah'...
Romanos I Lekapenos (“the Ignorant”) was emperor of the Byzantine Empire from 920 to 944 CE. Of Armenian descent, he was a military commander who usurped the throne to rule as co-emperor with the rightful heir, but still minor...
The Byzantine Empire, often called the Eastern Roman Empire or simply Byzantium, existed from 330 to 1453. With its capital founded at Constantinople by Constantine I (r. 306-337), the Empire varied in size over the centuries, at one time...
Richard III & Henry VII, Stained Glass Window
A stained glass window showing the two rivals for the throne of England at the end of the Wars of the Roses (1455-1487 CE). In 1485 CE at the Battle of Bosworth, Richard III of England (r. 1483-85 CE) was defeated and killed while the victor...
Marble Bust of Cleopatra Selene II
A late 1st Century CE Roman bust portraying Cleopatra Selene II (40 - 5 BCE), the queen of Mauretania. This bust is currently on display at the Archaeological Museum of Cherchell, Algeria.
Henry VII of England, National Portrait Gallery
Portrait of Henry VII of England (r. 1457-1509 CE). Painted by an unknown Dutch artist c. 1505 CE. 425 mm x 305 mm (16 3/4 in x 12 in). (Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery)
Bust of Henry VII of England
A painted terracotta bust of Henry VII of England (r. 1485-1509 CE) made by Pietro Torrigiano c. 1509 CE. (Victoria & Albert Museum, London)
Michael Psellos & Michael VII
A 12-13th century CE illustrated manuscript depicting the 11th century CE Byzantine scholar and minister Michael Psellos and Byzantine emperor Michael VII. (Pantokrator Monastery Library, Mount Athos)
Pope Clement VII by Sebastiano del Piombo
A 1526 CE portrait by Sebastiano del Piombo of Pope Clement VII (r. 1523-1534 CE). (National Museum of Capodimonte, Naples, Italy)
Henry VII's Chapel, Westminster Abbey
A painting by Canaletto (1697-1768 CE) of the interior of the chapel at Westminster Abbey built by Henry VII of England (r. 1485-1509 CE). (Private Collection)