Inca Food & Agriculture
The Inca empire controlled four climate zones and, consequently, their agricultural produce was diverse. Ancient Andean people were largely vegetarian, supplementing their diet with camelid meat and seafood if they could. The Incas developed...
Athenian Silver Tetradrachm
Silver tetradrachm from Athens, 479-454 BCE. O: Head of Athena. R: Owl and olive branch.
Silver Tetradrachm, Kos
A silver tetradrachm from Kos, 300-190 BCE. O: Hercules, R: Crab. (Alpha Bank Numismatics Museum, Kerkyra, Corfu)
Silver tetradrachm from Eretria Euboea, c. 485 BCE. O: Cow, R: Octopus in incuse square. (Alpha Bank Numismatics Collection, Kerkyra, Corfu)
Treasure of Carambolo
The treasure of El Carambolo is a product of the Tartessan civilization. It was discovered in 1958 at the hill of El Carambolo which is about 1 km east of Seville in Spain. There are 21 pieces which total three kilograms and was, perhaps...
Bowl with a Figure of Cybele
This bowl is part of the so-called "Hildesheim Silver Treasure" and depicts a medallion of Cybele. This relief probably had been originally attached to a piece of decorative armor as a military medal. The Hildesheim treasure, consisting...
Bowl with a Figure of Attis
This bowl is part of the so-called "Hildesheim Treasure" and depicts a medallion of Attis. This relief probably had been originally attached to a piece of decorative armor as a military medal. The Hildesheim Treasure, consisting of more...
Silver Vessel Handle from the Capheaton Treasure
This handle features a bust of Juno, below which is a seated figure of Mercury, and in the lower register, Bucchus and Ariadne. This fragment was part of a silver vessel. Some of these fragments of highly decorated silver vessels, perhaps...
Religious Developments in Ancient India
For well over 1,000 years, sacred stories and heroic epics have made up the mythology of Hinduism. Nothing in these complex yet colourful legends is fixed and firm. Pulsing with creation, destruction, love, and war, it shifts and changes...
Daily Life in the Inca Empire
Daily life in the Inca empire was characterised by strong family relationships, agricultural labour, sometimes enforced state or military service for males, and occasional lighter moments of festivities to celebrate important life events...