The Art of the Han Dynasty
The art of the Han dynasty (206 BCE - 220 CE) of ancient China is characterised by a new desire to represent everyday...
Lady Diefiawet Sarcophagus
The surfaces of the coffin of Diefiawet were covered with painted scenes and hieroglyphic texts to assist and protect...
Art made by Scandinavians during the Viking Age (c. 790-1100 CE) mostly encompassed the decoration of functional objects...
Council of Clermont
The Council of Clermont in central France was held in November 1095 CE and witnessed Pope Urban II's (r. 1088-1099...
Yahweh is the name of the state god of the ancient Kingdom of Israel and, later, the Kingdom of Judah. His name...
The Albigensian Crusade (aka Cathars' Crusade, 1209-1229 CE), was the first crusade to specifically target heretic Christians...
Interview: The Ancient Southwest (Dr. Steve Lekson)
Pre-Columbian civilizations of the Southwestern United States and Northern Mexico include the Hohokam who occupied the...
Jerash (aka Gerasa, Gerash or Gerasha) is the capital and the largest city of the Jerash Governorate in Jordan...
The Stained Glass Windows of Chartres Cathedral
The 167 stained glass windows of Chartres Cathedral, built 1190-1220 CE, are the most complete group surviving anywhere...
Fish Sauce in the Ancient World
The production and trade of fish sauce in the ancient world was a significant and widespread industry, stretching from Britain...
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