Coins Depicting a Persian Satrap
In the Persian Empire, some regional governors (satraps) were authorized to issue coins for military purposes. They combine...
Croesus (pronounced 'KREE-sus') was the King of Lydia, a country in western Asia Minor (corresponding to modern-day...
According legend, Ephesus (also Ephesos) was founded by the tribe of the Amazons, great female warriors. The name of...
Gobekli Tepe - the World's First Temple?
Located in modern Turkey, Göbekli Tepe is one of the most important archaeological sites in the world. The discovery...
Gobekli Tepe Temple
The oldest extant temple in the world, Gobekli Tepe, in southeastern Turkey, dating from 11,500 years ago.
Grave Relief for a man
Grave relief for a man, Greek Asia Minor, 450 BCE. Marble, Nye Carlsberg Glyptotek (Copenhagen, Denmark). Made with Memento...
Grave Relief for Euxenides
Grave relief for Euxenides, Athens, 330 BCE. Marble, Nye Carlsberg Glyptotek (Copenhagen, Denmark). Made with Memento...
Grave Stela of Lenaios
This is a marble grave stela of Lenaios, son of Artemidoros. The deceased image is shown as a banqueter, which belies...
Herodotus on Lydia
I:93. Of marvels to be recorded the land of Lydia has no great store as compared with other lands, excepting the gold-dust...
Historical Background for Anatolia and Asia Minor
The science of Archaeology, in the narrow sense, is the systematic discovery and scientific study of the physical remains...