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Statue of a Greek Youth
Imageby Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Statue of a Greek Youth

This standing Greek youth is nude and his left thigh (the leg is lost) appears to advance forward. The neck and shoulders are smoothly modeled. His hair is plaited and falls behind the head. Many similar statues (or head of these statues...
Colchian II Type Silver Didrachm
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Colchian II Type Silver Didrachm

Silver. Weight: e.g. 9,6 gr., 9,9 gr., 10,4 gr. – Persian stater;
 e.g. 8,7 gr., 9,2 gr., – Attic didrachm.

d≈18/20-21/23 mm.

 Obverse: Archaic female head to the right within the linear circle (the same as on the II type hemidrachm).

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Poseidon
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Poseidon

God of the sea and rivers, creator of storms and floods, and the bringer of earthquakes and destruction, Poseidon was perhaps the most disruptive of all the ancient Greek gods, not only for mortals but also to Zeus' peaceful reign on Mount...
Maya Civilization
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Maya Civilization

The Maya are an indigenous people of Mexico and Central America who have continuously inhabited the lands comprising modern-day Yucatan, Quintana Roo, Campeche, Tabasco, and Chiapas in Mexico and southward through Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador...
Lighthouse of Alexandria
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Lighthouse of Alexandria

The Lighthouse of Alexandria was built on the island of Pharos outside the harbours of Alexandria, Egypt c. 300 - 280 BCE, during the reigns of Ptolemy I and II. With a height of over 100 metres (330 ft), it was so impressive that it made...
Helios
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Helios

Helios (also Helius) was the god of the Sun in Greek mythology. He was thought to ride a golden chariot which brought the Sun across the skies each day from the east (Ethiopia) to the west (Hesperides) while at night he did the return journey...
Erechtheion
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Erechtheion

The Erechtheion (or Erechtheum) is an ancient Greek temple constructed on the acropolis of Athens between 421 and 406 BCE in the Golden Age of the city in order to house the ancient wooden cult statue of Athena and generally glorify the great...
Roman Triumph
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Roman Triumph

A Roman triumph was a spectacular victory celebration parade held in the city of Rome for a military commander who had won an important victory on the battlefield. Granted by the Senate, it was a lavish and entertaining propaganda spectacle...
Lesbos
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Lesbos

Lesbos, a Greek island located in the eastern Aegean, had several prosperous city-states which thrived from the Bronze Age to the Byzantine era. Switching many times between independence, Persian and Greek control, Lesbos was often a victim...
Nymph
Definitionby Gabriel H. Jones

Nymph

A nymph (Greek: νύμφη, nymphē) in Greek and in Roman mythology is a young female deity typically identified with natural features such as mountains (oreads), trees and flowers (dryads and meliae), springs, rivers and lakes (naiads...