The Inca civilization flourished in ancient Peru between c. 1400 and 1533 CE, and their empire eventually extended across western South America from Quito in the north to Santiago in the south. It is the largest empire ever seen in the Americas...
The Minoan civilization flourished in the Middle Bronze Age (c. 2000 - c. 1500 BCE) on the island of Crete located in the eastern Mediterranean. With their unique art and architecture, and the spread of their ideas through contact with other...
Nike (Winged Victory) of Samothrace, c. 190 B.C.E.
More free lessons at: http://www.khanacademy.org/video?v=TPM1LuW3Y5w Nike (Winged Victory) of Samothrace, Lartos marble (ship) and Parian marble (figure), c. 190 B.C.E. 3.28m high (Musée du Louvre, Paris). The sculpture was unearthed in 1863...
The Maccabean Revolt
The Maccabean Revolt of 167-160 BCE was a Jewish uprising in Judea against the repression of the Seleucid Empire. The revolt was led by a country priest called Mattathias, and his military followers became known as Maccabees. Successful...
The After-Life In Ancient Greece
In ancient Greece the continued existence of the dead depended on their constant remembrance by the living. The after-life, for the ancient Greeks, consisted of a grey and dreary world in the time of Homer (8th century BCE) and, most famously...
Heraclitus: Life Is Flux
Heraclitus of Ephesus (l. c. 500 BCE) famously claimed that “life is flux” and, although he seems to have thought this observation would be clear to all, people have continued to resist change from his time to the present day...
The Greek City-states c. 500 BCE
A map illustrating the city-states of Classical Greece around 500 BCE and depicting the expansion of Hellenic influence along the coasts of the Mediterranean and Black sea and the formation and scope of the Delian League, under Athenian hegemony...
Bull Head Rhyton with Dancer & Tympanon
Apulian red-figure drinking-vessel from c. 360 BCE, attributed to the Illupersis Painter of South Italy (active c. 375-350 BCE), The J. Paul Getty Collection, Malibu, no. 71.AE.196 Horn-shape drinking vessels are among the earliest finer...
Red-Figure Vase Depicting Wedding Preparations
Red-figure vase depicting a bride being prepared for her wedding. Part the Adrano Group, 330-320 BCE. Sicily, Italy. Collection of the Pushkin Museum. (Image has been digitally altered for clarity)
Red-Figure Hydria Music Lesson
Close-up of a red-figure vase painting depicting a music lesson. In this section, two men play music while a boy and cat (alternately identified as a young panther) sit on the side. Attributed to "The Agrigento Painter". Produced in Attica...