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Between Alexander & Rome: The Hellenistic Period
Collectionby Patrick Goodman

Between Alexander & Rome: The Hellenistic Period

The Hellenistic Period refers to the time between the death of Alexander the Great (323 BCE) and the rise of the Roman Empire (32 BCE) in which Greek culture spread throughout the Mediterranean and Near East. Beginning with a series of conflicts...
Gallery of Chariots in the Ancient World
Image Galleryby Arienne King

Gallery of Chariots in the Ancient World

The chariot was the premier weapon of war in the ancient world for more than 700 years, and was adopted by empires such as the Hittites, Egyptians, and Assyrians. Chariots were used not only in warfare, but also for sport...
Sports in the Ancient Mediterranean
Image Galleryby Arienne King

Sports in the Ancient Mediterranean

Sports and athleticism was a cornerstone of life in the ancient Mediterranean. Hunting, dancing, gymnastics, and charioteering were favorite sports of the elite in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome. The Greeks and Romans were especially...
Ships in the Ancient Mediterranean
Image Galleryby Mark Cartwright

Ships in the Ancient Mediterranean

The Egyptians, Phoenicians, Greeks and Romans all prospered in the ancient Mediterranean thanks to their mastery of the sea which allowed them to fish, trade, win naval battles and establish new cities far from their own coastal waters...
Cups in Antiquity
Image Galleryby Mark Cartwright

Cups in Antiquity

Cups were a part of everyday life in the ancient world, just as they are today but craftworkers and artists were often challenged to use their talents to produce especially decorative and beautiful examples. In this gallery of 24...
Marine Life in Ancient Mediterranean Art
Image Galleryby Mark Cartwright

Marine Life in Ancient Mediterranean Art

Throughout the history of the ancient Mediterranean artists were always keen to express their appreciation of the bounty of the sea. Marine life of all kinds, real and imagined, was frequently depicted on frescoes, pottery...
Yorks v Lancasters - The Wars of the Roses
Collectionby Mark Cartwright

Yorks v Lancasters - The Wars of the Roses

The Wars of the Roses (1455-1487 CE) was a four-decade struggle between two branches of the descendants of Edward III of England (r. 1327-1377 CE). These two family groups: the Lancasters and Yorks, would swap places...
Gallery of Greek Temples
Image Galleryby Jan van der Crabben

Gallery of Greek Temples

The architects of the ancient Greek world believed that temples should not just fulfil their purpose of housing a statue of a god or goddess but that they should be admired from both close-up and from afar. Consequently...
France v England: The 100 Years' War
Collectionby Mark Cartwright

France v England: The 100 Years' War

There was a bitter rivalry between France and England throughout the 14th and 15th century CE and their frequent battles in this period are now known to history as the Hundred Years’ War (1337-1453 CE). In this collection...
Gallery of 25 Masks From the Ancient World
Image Galleryby Mark Cartwright

Gallery of 25 Masks From the Ancient World

The love of masks is one of the striking similarities across global cultures. In this gallery of images, we showcase 25 masks from world history. Very often made with precious materials such as gold, jade and turquoise, these finely-crafted...