Stamped Brick with the Mark of Legio VII Gemina
Stamped Brick with the mark of Legio VII Gemina. Interpretation Center of Roman León at Casona de Puerta Castillo, León, Spain.
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)
Dying Constantine VII
A 12th century CE illustration of Byzantine emperor Constantine VII on his deathbed (r. 945-959 CE). From the Madrid Skylitzes. (National Library, Madrid)
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)
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'...
Coin Portrait of Cleopatra Selene II
A rare silver denarius with a delicate portrait of Cleopatra Selene II (c. 40 BCE - 5 BCE). Minted in Caesarea, Mauretania (near modern day Cherchell, Algeria), c. 20 BCE - 24 CE. Courtesy of Roma Numismatics Ltd., Auction XVIII, 29-09-2019...
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...
The Byzantine Emperor ruled as an absolute monarch in an institution which lasted from the 4th to 15th century CE. Aided by ministers, high-ranking nobility, and key church figures, the emperor (and sometimes empress) was commander-in-chief...
Basil I was emperor of the Byzantine Empire from 867 to 886 CE and he founded the "Macedonian" dynasty which lasted for over 200 years. Basil was an Armenian from a humble background who had risen to become the second most powerful...
Arch of Augustus in the Roman Forum - Ancient Rome Live
Located in the Roman Forum, between the Temple of Divus Julius and Temple of the Castores, this triple arch celebrated either Augustus' victory over Cleopatra and Mark Antony at the Battle of Actium in 30 BCE (Actium Arch) or celebrated his...