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Exploring Western Crete's Archaeological Treasures
Articleby Carole Raddato

Exploring Western Crete's Archaeological Treasures

As the cradle of European Civilization and a meeting place of diverse cultures, Crete is a magical island that stands apart in the heart of the Mediterranean sea. Its prominent place in world history dates back to the mysterious and fascinating...
Foreign Influences & Imported Luxuries in Thrace
Articleby Teodora A. Nikolova

Foreign Influences & Imported Luxuries in Thrace

Defining Thracian art is a difficult task due to the fact that what we call today Thrace was never a single unified state but, rather, a collection of many independent communities (or tribes) who formed both alliances and rivalries with each...
Interview: Bejeweled Sri Lanka
Interviewby James Blake Wiener

Interview: Bejeweled Sri Lanka

The first comprehensive survey of Sri Lankan art organized by an American museum, The Jeweled Isle: Art from Sri Lanka, on show now at the LACMA in Los Angeles, California, presents some 250 works addressing nearly two millennia of Sri Lankan...
Lost World of the Golden King: In Search of Ancient Afghanistan
Book Reviewby Antoine Simonin

Lost World of the Golden King: In Search of Ancient Afghanistan

This book deals mostly with historiography of the study of Central Asia in Ancient Times. The several phases and specialists of Greco-Bactrian and Indo-Greeks world are the main concern of the book and their life and discoveries accompany...
Egpytian Sarcophagus
Imageby Mark Cartwright

Egpytian Sarcophagus

Plastered and painted wood sarcophagus from the Greco-Roman period. (Egyptian Museum, Castello Sforzesco, Milan)
Sirkap
Imageby Dr. Muhammad Kashif Ali

Sirkap

Sirkap was the second most important site of ancient Gandhara in Punjab-Pakistan. The city was established by a Greco-Bactrian ruler in the 2nd century BCE and lost its importance when Kushan rulers built another city named Sirsukh. One may...
Saint Hripsime Church
Imageby James Blake Wiener

Saint Hripsime Church

Saint Hripsime Church was built in Etchmiadzin (Vagharshapat), Armenia on the orders of Catholicos Komitas I Aghtsetsi (r. 615–628) and dedicated to Saint Hripsime (d. c. 290 CE) who was one of Armenia's first Christian martyrs. The site...
Chinese Standing Bodhisattva
Imageby James Blake Wiener

Chinese Standing Bodhisattva

This standing bodhisattva made of Sandstone comes from Cave 14 from the renown temples of Tianlongshan in China's Shanxi province. The influence from Greco-Roman art as well as South Asian art is palpable. It was made during the Tang Dynasty...
Qumram Caves
Imageby Dana Murray

Qumram Caves

Qumran was mainly occupied during the Greco-Roman period (c. 150 BCE-68 CE) by a community generally identified as the Essenes, a religious sect, which lived in isolation in this region west of the Dead Sea. The cave and a series of scrolls...
Statue of Alexander the Great as Pharaoh
Imageby Carole Raddato

Statue of Alexander the Great as Pharaoh

Granite statue of Alexander the Great as Pharaoh, Greco-Egyptian, c. 300 BCE. (Liebieghaus museum, Frankfurt am Main)
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