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Striding Lions, Persepolis

by Karen Barrett-Wilt
published on 19 June 2013
Frieze of Striding Lions, Perspolis (Iran), Palace G, Limestone, Achaemenid Period (Reign of Darius I and Xerxes, 522-465 BCE), Oriental Institute, University of Chicago This carving represents a cloth canopy with tassels (partly chipped away) at the bottom. The sculptor or group of sculptors of this relief left their mark, a pair of diamonds joined together... [continue reading]
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Horned Animals with Stars Overhead; Cylinder seal impression; Basalt, serpentine; Khafajah, Sin Temple II (Iraq), Late Uruk-Jamdat Nasr period (3350-2900 BCE). Oriental Institute, University of Chicago
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Hittite War Chariot

by Karen Barrett-Wilt
published on 19 June 2013
Relief orthostat (stone slab at base of wall) of war chariot from Sam'al (Turkey), west side of citadel gate; Basalt; Late Hittite period (9th cent BCE); Museum of the Ancient Orient, Istanbul Archaeological Museums.
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Colossal Bull Head from Hundred-Column Hall, Dark gray limestone, Persepolis (Iran), Achaemenid Period (Reign of Xerxes and Ataxerxes I, 486-424 BCE), Oriental Institute, University of Chicago.
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Emperor Hadrian, Troy

by Karen Barrett-Wilt
published on 20 June 2013
Statue of Emperor Hadrian, 117-138 CE (Roman period), found at Troy, now in Canakkale Archaeological Museum, Canakkale, Turkey
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Lion from Mausoleum at Halicarnassos

by Bigdaddy1204
published on 06 November 2013
One of the few free-standing sculptures from the Mausoleum at Halicarnassos, 4th century BCE. (British Museum, London)
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San Vitale, Ravenna

by Smarthistory, Art History at Khan Academy
published on 10 April 2014
More free lessons at: http://www.khanacademy.org/video?v=It3i-dKusIM San Vitale is one of the most important surviving examples of Byzantine architecture and mosaic work. It was begun in 526 or 527 under Ostrogoth rule. It was consecrated in 547 under Imperial rule and completed soon after. The mosaics date between 546 and 556. Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker
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Byzantine Panel with Archangel, c. 525-50

by Smarthistory, Art History at Khan Academy
published on 10 April 2014
More free lessons at: http://www.khanacademy.org/video?v=f7J0WQsajX8 Byzantine panel with archangel, Ivory leaf from diptych, c. 525-50, 16.8 x 5.6 x 0.35 in. (42.8 x 14.3 x 0.9 cm), probably from Constantinople (modern Istanbul, Turkey), (British Museum, London) Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris & Dr. Steven Zucker The British Museum translates the text at the... [continue reading]
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Byzantine Beauty in Berlin

by Karen Barrett-Wilt
published on 17 January 2014
We are happy to welcome back Jaunting Jen to AHEtc! Surprise! Byzantine at the Bode One would never guess that the main attraction of the Bode Museum in Berlin is a mosaic from Ravenna, Italy. The Bode Museum, on Museum Island, houses a unique collection of Byzantine art, and I went there specifically for their Byzantine collection. I had no idea that... [continue reading]
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Welcome to our third post on AHEtc! This week we welcome Ancient History Encyclopedia Editor Ms. Karen Barrett-Wilt. Karen is a freelance editor, writer, and blogger who loves to tap into her inner history nerd at AHE.  She holds a BA in English, an MA in the History of Art (focusing on Medieval and Islamic Art), and her current obsession is the art and architectural... [continue reading]
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The Horses of St. Mark's

by Karen Barrett-Wilt
published on 09 December 2013
Welcome to the second post on our new blog AHEtc! This time we welcome Ms. Jennifer Brown (Jaunting Jen) of the blog Jaunting Jen. Jen is an Army veteran, archaeologist, photographer, and historian working on her MA in ancient and classical history. We hope you enjoy her post as much as we do! Beauty Reigns Eternally Beauty. The four horses at St. Mark's... [continue reading]
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The Tomb of Horemheb

by Jean-Pierre Dalbéra
published on 22 April 2014
Horembheb facing the goddess of Hathor from Horembheb's tomb, Valley of the Kings, Thebes, Egypt, ca. 1300 BCE.
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