Woman from the Hellenistic Period
This terracotta statuette depicts a woman. The woman is recumbent and is naked and wears an elaborate headdress. She looks forward, as if she is talking to someone or looking at something. From Mesopotamia, Iraq. The Hellenistic period, 334-139...
Pottery Jar from Hellenistic period
This partially broken jar dates back to the Hellenistic period, 323-30 BCE. From Mesopotamia, Iraq. (The Sulaimaniya Museum, Iraq).
Knight from the Hellenistic Period
This is a fragment of a terracotta plaque, which depicts a knight riding a horse. He holds a sword with his right arm. From Mesopotamia, Iraq. The Hellenistic period, 334-139 BCE. (The Sulaymaniayh Museum, Iraq)
Pottery Plaque from the Hellenistic Period
This round pottery plaque depicts various human daily activities. In the middle, a man and a woman are having sex, and on the left, a standing woman holds a young child on her shoulders. Hellenistic Period, 323-30 BCE. From Mesopotamia, modern-day...
The Ptolemaic dynasty controlled Egypt for almost three centuries (305 – 30 BCE), eventually falling to the Romans. Oddly, while they ruled Egypt, they never became Egyptian. Instead, they isolated themselves in the capital city of Alexandria...
Galatia was a region in north-central Anatolia (modern-day Turkey) settled by the Celtic Gauls c. 278-277 BCE. The name comes from the Greek for “Gaul” which was repeated by Latin writers as Galli. The Celts were offered the region by the...
Hellenistic Prince, Brundisium
A bronze figure known as the Hellenistic Prince, Brundisium, southern Italy, 2nd-1st century BCE. (Archaeological Museum of Brindisi, Italy)
Portrait of a Hellenistic Ruler
This partly preserved head of a young man with idealized facial features is understood to represent a Hellenistic ruler, due to the band in his curly hair. Certain classification is however not possible. Historically plausible suggestions...
Ancient Egyptian Mythology
Egyptian mythology was the belief structure and underlying form of ancient Egyptian culture from at least c. 4000 BCE (as evidenced by burial practices and tomb paintings) to 30 BCE with the death of Cleopatra VII, the last ruler of the Ptolemaic...
The Early Three Kingdoms Period
The Early Three Kingdoms Period in ancient China, from 184 CE to 190 CE for the purposes of this article, was one of the most turbulent in China's history. With an ailing Han government unable to control its empire, brutal localised wars...