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God's Wife of Amun
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

God's Wife of Amun

The position of God's Wife of Amun was one of the most politically powerful and spiritually significant in later Egyptian history. Elevated from a figurehead in the New Kingdom (c.1570-1069 BCE), the God's Wife of Amun would hold power equal...
Kneeling Persian
Imageby Caroline Cervera

Kneeling Persian

This Roman sculpture from the early 2nd century CE is a copy of a Greek bronze statue from the early 2nd century BCE. It depicts a Persian soldier. It is on loan from the Vatican Museums and is currently housed at the Metropolitan Museum...
Colossal Statue of a Persian Rider on a Rearing Horse
Imageby Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Colossal Statue of a Persian Rider on a Rearing Horse

The rider wears a tunic and trousers in the Persian fashion. He probably formed part of a hunting scene on one of the ledges around the podium. The upper part of the rider (now lost) was carved from a separate piece of marble and attached...
Persian Horse Head Rhyton
Imageby James Blake Wiener

Persian Horse Head Rhyton

This is a horse head rhyton cast in silver, dating from the 5th century BCE when Armenia was under Persian control. It was found at the Erebuni Fortress in Yerevan, Armenia. (Erebuni Historical and Archaeological Preserve, Yerevan, Armenia...
Tigranocerta
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Tigranocerta

Tigranocerta (Tigranakert) was a city in the southwest of ancient Armenia founded and made capital by Tigranes the Great in 83 BCE. Famous for its riches and fine buildings, as well as its mix of Hellenistic and Persian culture, the city...
Byzantine & Persian Empires in the 7th Century
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Byzantine & Persian Empires in the 7th Century

A map showing the extent of the Byzantine Empire and the Sasanian Empire in the 7th century.
Parthia: Rome's Ablest Competitor
Articleby Patrick Scott Smith, M. A.

Parthia: Rome's Ablest Competitor

As a superpower in its own right and in competition with Rome, Parthia's empire - ruling from 247 BCE to 224 CE - stretched between the Mediterranean in the west to India in the east. Not only did the Parthians win battles against Rome they...
Lydia
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Lydia

Lydia was a region of western Asia Minor which prospered due to its natural resources and position on trading routes between the Mediterranean and Asia. The Kingdom of Lydia flourished in the 7th and 6th centuries BCE and expanded to its...
Carthage and its Harbour
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Carthage and its Harbour

This is a 3D rendition of what Carthage might have looked like at the height of its power. In the foreground you can see the Cothon, the city's famous military harbour.
Agesilaus II
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Agesilaus II

Agesilaus II (c. 445 – 359 BCE) was a Spartan king who won victories in Anatolia and the Corinthian Wars but who would ultimately bring total defeat to his city through his policies against Thebes. When Sparta lost the crucial battle...
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