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Cleobis & Biton
Imageby James Lloyd

Cleobis & Biton

Two high archaic kouroi, inscribed as Cleobis and Biton. c.580 BCE. These kouroi are over-life-size, standing at 6.5m tall, and are currently housed at the Delphi Museum. The sculptor was Polymides of Argos.
Temple of Apollo, Corinth
Imageby Mark Cartwright

Temple of Apollo, Corinth

The remains of the archaic temple of Apollo, Corinth (550-530 BCE). Originally, there were 6x15 Doric monolithic columns.
Ancient Greek Literature
Definitionby Donald L. Wasson

Ancient Greek Literature

Greek literature has influenced not only its Roman neighbors to the west but also countless generations across the European continent. Greek writers are responsible for the introduction of such genres as poetry, tragedy, comedy, and western...
Cuneiform Lexical Lists
Articleby William Brown

Cuneiform Lexical Lists

Lexical lists are compilations of cuneiform signs and word readings written on clay tablets throughout Mesopotamia. From the late 4th millennium BCE up to the 1st century CE, scribal communities copied, modified, and passed on these cuneiform...
Clay tablet from the Archaic Buildings of  Ishtar Temple
Imageby Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Clay tablet from the Archaic Buildings of Ishtar Temple

This clay tablet lists the names of certain persons with their corresponding official designation. The Archaic buildings of the Ishtar Temple were in use from 2500-2000 BCE. From the Archaic temples (or buildings) of Ishtar at the city of...
Cypro-Archaic Sculptures
Imageby Carole Raddato

Cypro-Archaic Sculptures

Five unique Cypro-Archaic sculptures found in situ in the necropolis of Talmassos, one oversize lion, two lions of smaller dimensions and two sphinxes. 6th century BCE (Cypro-Archaic II period). Cyprus Museum, Nicosia.
Votive Statuette from the Archaic Buildings of the Ishtar Temple
Imageby Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Votive Statuette from the Archaic Buildings of the Ishtar Temple

Only the upper half of this small female terracotta statuette has survived. The woman wears a hat and a necklace and covers her naked breasts with her hands. The Archaic buildings of the Ishtar Temple were in use from 2500-2000 BCE. From...
Votive Toy from the Archaic Buildings of the Ishtar Temple
Imageby Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Votive Toy from the Archaic Buildings of the Ishtar Temple

This small terracotta toy in the shape of a wagon was a votive donation to the goddess Ishtar. The Archaic buildings of the Ishtar temple were in use from 2500-2000 BCE. From the Archaic temples (or buildings) of Ishtar at the city of Ashur...
Greek Funerary Sphinx
Imageby Mark Cartwright

Greek Funerary Sphinx

A sphinx in pentelic marble, from a funerary stele, c. 570 BCE. (National Archaeological Museum, Athens)
Corinthian Helmet
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Corinthian Helmet

A bronze 'Corinthian' helmet (6-5th century BCE). Olympia Archaeological Museum.