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Woman from the Hellenistic Period
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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
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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).
Pottery Plaque from the Hellenistic Period
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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...
Knight from the Hellenistic Period
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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)
Ancient Egyptian Mythology
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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...
Ptolemaic Dynasty
Definitionby Donald L. Wasson

Ptolemaic Dynasty

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...
Middle Kingdom of Egypt
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Middle Kingdom of Egypt

The Middle Kingdom (2040-1782 BCE) is considered ancient Egypt's Classical Age during which it produced some of its greatest works of art and literature. Scholars remain divided on which dynasties constitute the Middle Kingdom as some argue...
Hellenistic Prince, Brundisium
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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
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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...
Galatia
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Galatia

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...
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