The word 'Craft' comes from the Middle English word for 'strength' or 'skill' derived from the Old English word craeft which comes from Old High German kraft, for strength, and means “skill in planning, making, executing” and...
The art of the ancient Phoenicians, which flourished between the 19th and 4th centuries BCE, was exported throughout Mesopotamia and the ancient Mediterranean. Best known for their work on small decorative objects, Phoenician artists skillfully...
Valley of the Kings (Artist's Impression)
An artist's depiction of the Valley of the Kings, part of the Theban Necropolis, as it may have appeared during the New Kingdom of Egypt (c. 1570- c.1069 BCE). From the game Old World.
Crocodile Statue from Ancient Egypt
Cult copper statue of a crocodile. From Faiyum, modern-day Egypt. Middle Kingdom, 12th Dynasty, circa 1800 BCE. (State Museum of Egyptian Art, Munich, Germany).
The Capture of Jerusalem, 1099 CE
The capture of Jerusalem from Muslim control was the primary goal of the First Crusade (1095-1102 CE), a combined military campaign organised by western rulers, the Pope, and the Byzantine Empire. After a brief siege, the city was captured...
Egyptian Relief Of A Woman & Child
Limestone relief carving of a woman and a child. Late 18th Dynasty, about 1350-1330 BCE. Found in El-Amarna, Egypt. The British Museum, (photo taken at The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Australia) This relief might have a sculptor's preparatory...
Eagle-Headed Protective Spirit
Detail of the head of an Assyrian protective spirit with the head of an eagle. It was found in the temple of Ninurta at Kalhu (Nimrud). c. 865-860 BCE. British Museum, London, UK.
A Chinese Servant Statue
A servant statue, Western Han Period (206 BCE – 9 CE). Cernuschi Museum, Paris, France.
The Report of Wenamun, Page 2
Papyrus Moscow 120, page 2, c. 1090-1075 BCE Held in the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts. Image source: M. Коростовцев: Путeшecтвиe Ун-Амуна в Библ. 1960
The Report of Wenamun, Page 1
Papyrus Moscow 120, page 1 Held in the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts. Image source: M. Коростовцев: Путeшecтвиe Ун-Амуна в Библ. 1960