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Ashurnasirpal II Wall Relief

by Geni
published on 17 July 2014
Wall relief of Apkallu with standard inscription of Ashurnasirpal II from Nimrud (ancient Kalhu), c. 880 BCE.
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Striding Lions, Persepolis

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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

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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

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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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Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, 532-37

by Smarthistory, Art History at Khan Academy
published on 10 June 2014
Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, 532-37 (architects: Isidore of Miletus and Anthemius of Tralles) A conversation with Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris
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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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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... [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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Marriage of Inanna and Dumuzi

by TangLung
published on 16 May 2014
On this Sumerian relief, the marriage of the goddess Inanna and the Sumerian King Dumuzi is depicted.
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Babylonian Marriage Market

by Briangotts
published on 16 May 2014
Babylonian Marriage Market by Edwin Long, 1875 CE, Royal Holloway College, London.
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The Four Elements

by Mana Lesman
published on 16 May 2014
The Four Elements. Painting by Mana Lesman. Used with the permission of the artist.
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Lion Gate at Hattusa, the Hittite Capital

by Magnus Manske
published on 19 May 2014
Lion Gate, Hattusa, near modern Boğazkale, Turkey. Built 1343-1200 BCE
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Ancient Mesopotamian Pharmacist Prepares Elixir

by Marie-Lan Nguyen
published on 20 May 2014
An Arab folio on which is depicted a pharmacist preparing an elixir. From the manuscript of the De Materia Medica by Dioscorides, 1st century CE. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
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Lamashtu Plaque

by Rama
published on 21 May 2014
This plaque was used for protection against Lamashtu, a female demon or goddess who would imperil women during childbirth and even kidnap babies while breastfeeding. Neo-Assyrian, 10th-7th century BCE. Musee du Louvre, Paris
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Capitoline Brutus

by Smarthistory, Art History at Khan Academy
published on 10 June 2014
Capitoline Brutus, 4th-3rd century B.C.E., bronze, 69 cm (Capitoline Museums, Rome) Speakers: Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris
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The Athenian Agora and the experiment in democracy

by Smarthistory, Art History at Khan Academy
published on 10 June 2014
Speakers: Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris
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Niobid Painter, "Niobid Krater," Attic red-figure calyx-krater, c. 460-50 B.C.E.

by Smarthistory, Art History at Khan Academy
published on 10 June 2014
Niobid Painter, "Niobid Krater," Attic red-figure calyx-krater, c. 460-50 B.C.E. (Musée du Louvre) Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker
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Pliny the Elder

by Littlehelper
published on 12 June 2014
Pliny the Elder from a 1635 CE printing of Historia Naturalis.
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Foundation Figure of King Shulgi of Ur

by Metropolitan Museum of Art
published on 17 June 2014
Foundation figure of King Shulgi of Ur carrying a basket, copper, c. 2094–2047 BCE. Foundation figures were buried in the foundations of a temple and show the king carrying building materials for the temple. Building and restoring temples was a pious act expected of Mesopotamian kings of this period.
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Nessus Abducting Deianira

by Metropolitan Museum of Art
published on 24 July 2014
Nessus Abducting Deianira by Bertel Thorvaldsen, 1814 CE. The centaur Nessus tries to abduct Deianira, Hercules' wife, only to be slain by Hercules' poison arrow.
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Ishtar

by Fae
published on 20 June 2014
Goddess Ishtar, Mesopotamia, Babylonian, c. 2000 BCE, Terracotta. The Phil Berg Collection, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).
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Mesopotamian Male Worshiper Votive Figure

by Makthorpe
published on 20 June 2014
Mesopotamian male worshiper votive figure, 2750-2600 BCE, from Eshnunna, Mesopotamia (modern day Tell Asmar)
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Chaplet from Tomb at Ur

by Metropolitan Museum of Art
published on 20 June 2014
2900-2350 BCE. Chaplet that decorated the forehead of the one of the king's attendants, who would have been buried with the king. Found in cemetery at Ur by Sir Leonard Woolley, 1920-1930 CE. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
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Tiglath Pileser I

by Carl Friedrich Lehmann-Haupt
published on 24 June 2014
From a rock relief found in 1862 CE at Birleyn, also called "The Tigris Tunnel", in modern-day Turkey. Tiglath Pileser I is identified in the cuneiform inscription. British Museum, London
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Shedu-Lamassu from the Palace of Tukulti-Ninurta I

by Gryffindor
published on 25 June 2014
Shedu-Lamassu (meaning a male lamassu) from Tukulti-Ninurta's palace, c. 1225 BCE. Vorderasiatisches Museum (Pergamon Museum), Berlin
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Marsyas

by Metropolitan Museum of Art
published on 27 June 2014
Marsyas by Balthasar Permoser, marble, c. 1680-85 CE. Marsyas screams in pain as he is flayed by Apollo. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
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Julius Caesar

by Georges Jansoone
published on 01 July 2014
Bronze sculpture of Julius Caesar in Rimini, Italy. 1933 CE.
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Howard Carter

by National Photo Company Collection (Library of Congress)
published on 04 July 2014
Howard Carter, British Egyptologist and archaeologist, 1874-1939 CE.
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Urartu 714-715 BCE

by Sémhur
published on 05 July 2014
Urartu during the reign of King Rusas, 714-715 BCE
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Servants at Dur-Sharukkin (Khorsabad)

by Jastrow
published on 05 July 2014
A relief of servants from the palace of Sargon II at Dur-Sharrukin (present-day Khorsabad, Iraq), c. 713-716 BCE. Now in the Musee du Louvre, Paris.
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Dacian Altar Piece

by UBB Contrib
published on 14 July 2014
This is an ancient Roman altar piece -- in votive style -- to Publius Aelius Marcianus, who was of the decurial order and a holder of higher local offices in Napoca (a city in Roman Dacia). Today, Napoca is Cluj-Napoca, Romania. This lovely altar dates to c. 161-250 CE. Dimensions: height: 75 cm width: 40 cm depth: 34 cm letter size: 5.5-3 cm... [continue reading]
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Roman Dacian Inscription

by UBB Contrib
published on 14 July 2014
This is an altar with a votive inscription in Latin from the city of Cluj-Napoca, which is in present-day Romania (Roman Dacia). The altar dates to c. 101-150 CE. height: 45 cm width: 24 cm depth: 19.5 cm letter size: 6-2 cm Transcription: Silvan(o)/Domes(tico) Majuscule: SILVAN DOMES
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Hercules and the Nemean Lion

by Clio20
published on 23 July 2014
Heracles fighting the Nemean Lion. Silver missorium, 6th century CE (?) (Cabinet des Médailles, more formally known as Département des Monnaies, Médailles et Antiques de la Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, France.)
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Megara

by Z thomas
published on 24 July 2014
Statue of Megara in Bluherpark, Dresden, Germany.
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Hercules Fighting Death to Save Alcestis

by Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons by Ntetos using CommonsHelper
published on 24 July 2014
Hercules Fighting Death to Save Alcestis by Frederic, Lord Leighton, 1869-71 CE.
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Scene from the Shield of Heracles

by Jastrow
published on 25 July 2014
Zeus separates Athena and Ares while Cycnus (far right) runs away from Heracles who approaches in his chariot (only the horses are visible, far left). Attic black-figured volute-krater, ca 540–510 BCE.
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Hercules

by Coyau
published on 25 July 2014
Statue of Hercules, Parc de Versailles, by Louis Leconte (19th century CE)
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