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Greco-Roman Oracle (Artist's Impression)
Imageby Mohawk Games

Greco-Roman Oracle (Artist's Impression)

An artist's depiction of a Greco-Roman city and its oracle. From the game Old World.
Borobudur
Definitionby James Blake Wiener

Borobudur

The Temple of Borobudur or sometimes "Barabudur" is a Mahayana Buddhist temple located close to Muntilan on the island of Java in Indonesia. Built during the rule of the Sailendra Dynasty (c. 650-1025 CE), Borobudur remains the...
Minoan Frescoes
Articleby Mark Cartwright

Minoan Frescoes

Frescoes are the source of some of the most striking imagery handed down to us from the Minoan civilization of Bronze Age Crete (2000-1500 BCE). Further, without written records, they are often the only source, along with decorated pottery...
Nijo Castle
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Nijo Castle

Nijo Castle, located in Kyoto, Japan, was first built in 1603 CE by Tokugawa Ieyasu (r. 1603-1605 CE), founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate (1603-1868 CE). The castle complex is surrounded by a double moat and made up of three distinct areas...
Arch of Augustus in the Roman Forum - Ancient Rome Live
Videoby American Institute for Roman Culture

Arch of Augustus in the Roman Forum - Ancient Rome Live

Located in the Roman Forum, between the Temple of Divus Julius and Temple of the Castores, this triple arch celebrated either Augustus' victory over Cleopatra and Mark Antony at the Battle of Actium in 30 BCE (Actium Arch) or celebrated his...
Giza
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Giza

Giza is a plateau southwest of modern Cairo which served as the necropolis for the royalty of the Old Kingdom of Egypt. Most famous for the pyramids of Khufu (completed in c. 2560 BCE) Khafre (c. 2530 BCE) and Menkaure (c. 2510 BCE) and the...
Roman Religion - The Imperial Cult Explained
Videoby The SPQR Historian

Roman Religion - The Imperial Cult Explained

The Imperial Cult in the Roman Empire was an important tool for the romanization of the Empire, it brought with it a sense of commonality to the provinces of the Roman world. But it proved to be incompatible with Christianity. Narration...
The Impenetrable Wall: Roman Body Armour
Videoby Hellenic Society

The Impenetrable Wall: Roman Body Armour

Dr Mike Bishop speaks (and is aided by live demonstrations) about 'The impenetrable wall: Roman body armour assessed' at the Greek and Roman Armour Study Day, 20th July, 2015.
A Pompeii Bakery
Imageby Penn State Libraries Pictures Collection

A Pompeii Bakery

A view of the millstones and oven of a bakery (Pistrinium) in the Roman town of Pompeii which was buried in volcanic ash following the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 CE. The millstones have square sockets in which wooden beams would have been...
Aerial View of Pompeii
Imageby Brooklyn Museum Archives. Goodyear Archival Collection. Visual materials [6.1.024]: Pompeii. Theaters, Pompeii, Italy.

Aerial View of Pompeii

A black and white photo taken c. 1900 CE of the Roman town of Pompeii, buried in volcanic ash following the eruption of Veusvius in 79 CE. In the foreground are two theatres.