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Excavation Site at Mohenjo-daro
Imageby Grjatoi

Excavation Site at Mohenjo-daro

Ruins of Mohenjo-daro in present-day Sindh, Pakistan, one of the largest settlements of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization. Mohenjo-daro is one of the world's earliest major urban settlements, contemporaneous with the civilizations...
Mycenaean Stirrup Jar
Imageby Mary Harrsch (Photographed at The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore)

Mycenaean Stirrup Jar

A Mycenaean terracotta stirrup jar, c. 1200 BCE. The name derives from the resemblance of the handle to a double stirrup. The handle is often decorated with a false spout whilst the true spout is to the side and separate from the handle...
Squat Alabastron Jar
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Squat Alabastron Jar

A squat alabastron, c. 1400-1375 BCE from Ialysus, Rhodes. These flat jars first appeared in the Minoan civilization on Crete and were used for storing creams and unctions. This three handled example is typically decorated with stylised rocks...
Ancient Greek Society
Articleby Mark Cartwright

Ancient Greek Society

Although ancient Greek Society was dominated by the male citizen, with his full legal status, right to vote, hold public office, and own property, the social groups which made up the population of a typical Greek city-state or polis were...
Daily Life & Religion in Ancient Greece
Lesson Packby Patrick Goodman

Daily Life & Religion in Ancient Greece

We have prepared three lesson plans and two supplemental lesson plans including classroom activities, assignments, homework, and keys as well as: Multiple choice quiz questions in an excel format. Glossary of keywords and concepts...
Cybele with Patera, Lion & Tympanon
Imageby Nathalie Choubineh

Cybele with Patera, Lion & Tympanon

This terracotta figurine of Cybele depicts her seated on a throne with a lion on her lap. She wears a mural crown which symbolises her patronage over the city and its defensive walls. A patera (libation-bowl) and tympanon (hand-drum) are...
The Island of Gla: A Mycenaean Mystery Solved?
Articleby Duncan JD Smith

The Island of Gla: A Mycenaean Mystery Solved?

The island of Gla, an enigmatic Mycenaean citadel in the north-eastern corner of the Copais basin lies 70 miles north of Athens, in the region of Boeotia. Lake Copais was the largest lake in Greece until the late-19th century CE when it was...
Labrys
Imageby Mark Cartwright

Labrys

A stone carved labrys or double axe, a common motif in Minoan art and architecture, Malia (1700-1450 BCE).
Marine Life in Ancient Mediterranean Art
Image Galleryby Mark Cartwright

Marine Life in Ancient Mediterranean Art

Throughout the history of the ancient Mediterranean artists were always keen to express their appreciation of the bounty of the sea. Marine life of all kinds, real and imagined, was frequently depicted on frescoes, pottery, mosaics and coins...
Statue of Hades and Cerberus
Imageby Aviad Bublil

Statue of Hades and Cerberus

Statue of Hades and Cerberus, his dog. On display at the Archaeological Museum of Crete.
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