Persian Copper Stag Pendant
A stag pendant made from a copper alloy, Persia, 1500-500 BCE. Height: 3.19 cm. (British Museum, London)
Persian Silver Plaque Depicting Hunting Dogs
Perforated silver plaque; lightly embossed scene of two long-tailed hunting dogs resembling mastiffs, one on either side of a male wild boar facing right, with a forked tail. 6-7th century CE, Iran. British Museum
Column Capital, Persepolis
A column capital in the form of a bull-man from the Tripylon, Persepolis, Achaemenid Period, Reign of Xerxes 486-465 BCE. (The Oriental Institute, University of Chicago)
Siege of Constantinople 717-718 CE - Arab-Byzantine Wars
The forces of the Rashidun Caliphate achieved a decisive victory against the Byzantines at Yarmouk in 636. This allowed the Muslims to take over Syria and Egypt. But the Eastern Roman Empire was still strong and continued its resistance...
Alesia 52 BC - Caesar's Gallic Wars
Previously in our historical animated documentary series on the Gallic Wars of Gaius Julius Caesar, we have covered the battle of Gergovia http://bit.ly/2Sklcle between Vercingetorix and his Gallic alliance, and the legions of Caesar. Although...
Battle of Lilybaeum
An illustration of the Battle of Lilybaeum (Marsala) in 250 BCE, during the Punic Wars. Illustration by Zvonimir Grbasic.
Coin Portrait of Pharnabazus, Satrap of Ionia
This electrum coin (sixth-stater) portrays Pharnabazus (c. 478-387 BCE), the Persian governor (satrap) of Ionia, wearing a diademed Persian cap; behind his head a seal swims downward. (Nomos no. 1 (6 May 2009) lot 107) Photo courtesy...
Roman Naval Attack on Carthage
An artist's impression of what the Roman naval attack on Carthage may have looked like during the Third Punic War, 149-146 BCE.
Greece is a country in southeastern Europe, known in Greek as Hellas or Ellada, and consisting of a mainland and an archipelago of islands. Ancient Greece is the birthplace of Western philosophy (Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle), literature...
Jamestown and the Powhatan Wars
A brief lecture on the colonization of Jamestown and the Powhatan Wars which resulted from it c. 1610-1622 CE.