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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)
Cylindrical Altar, Metropolis
Imageby Ronnie Jones III

Cylindrical Altar, Metropolis

Three altars dedicated to Ceasar Augustus are found in the theater on the site of the ancient city of Metropolis. Metropolis was a Greco-Roman city situated between two of the great cities of antiquity, Ephesus and Smyrna. The city possibly...
Aspendos Theatre
Imageby Irene Fanizza

Aspendos Theatre

Aspendos was an ancient Greco-Roman city of Turkey. According to later tradition, city was founded around 1000 BC by Greeks who may have come from Argos. Aspendos is known for having the best-preserved theatre of antiquity.The theatre...
City Wall of Metropolis
Imageby Ronnie Jones III

City Wall of Metropolis

Metropolis (Modern-day Torbali, Turkey) was a Greco-Roman city that was situated between two of the great cities of antiquity, Ephesus and Smyrna. The city possibly dates back to the Bronze Age since there are Hittite hieroglyphics that date...
Msoura
Imageby Groundhopping Merseburg

Msoura

Neolithic site of Msoura (also given as Mzoura) near modern-day Asilah, Morocco. The site is a ring of 168 megaliths astronomically aligned around a tumulus which, legend claims, is the tomb of the king Antaeus, best known from the Greco-Roman...
Silver Bust of Serapis
Imageby Unknown Artist

Silver Bust of Serapis

Silver bust of the Greco-Egyptian deity Serapis, Roman, 2nd century CE. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Ptolemy II Philadelphus Founds the Library of Alexandria
Imageby Vincenzo Camuccini

Ptolemy II Philadelphus Founds the Library of Alexandria

"Tolomeo Filadelfo nella biblioteca di Alessandria", or "Ptolemy Philadelphus founds the Library of Alexandria", is an oil painting from 1813 by Italian artist Vincenzo Camuccini (1771-1844 CE). The painting portrays the Greco-Macedonian...
Egyptian Mummified Ibis
Imageby Mark Cartwright

Egyptian Mummified Ibis

A mummified ibis bird from the Greco-Roman period. (Egyptian Museum, Castello Sforzesco, Milan)
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