The Judgement of the Dead by Osiris
From Thebes, Egypt 19th Dynasty, c. 1275 BCE The judgement of the dead in the presence of Osiris This is an excellent example of one of the many fine vignettes (illustrations) from the Book of the Dead of Hunefer. The scene reads...
Holy Roman Empire in the 13th century CE
A map in German of central Europe during the time of the Hohenstaufen Emperors, primarily showing the territories of the Holy Roman Empire and the Kingdom of Sicily. The map is a vectorised version of this map from Professor G. Droysens...
Statue of Ramesses III with Horus & Set
A granite statue of Ramesses III (r. 1186 - 1155 BCE) standing between the gods Horus and Set. In the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.
Mosaic with the Bust of Athena
A 3rd Century CE mosaic from Tusculum, a major ancient Roman city in the Latium region of Italy. Athena (Minerva), goddess of war, can be seen (middle) with the phases of the moon surrounding her. This mosaic is held in the Greek Cross Room...
Ceide Fields Walls
The Ceide Fields, near Ballycastle, Co. Mayo, on the western coast of Ireland, are recognised as one of the oldest and largest Stone Age farming sites in the world, dating back to c. 3700 BCE. The walls that have been discovered so far, rest...
Door pivot stone from Girsu
A door pivot stone from Telloh (ancient Girsu), third millennium BC, Istanbul Archaeology Museum.
Map of the Neo-Assyrian Empire and its expansions.
Alabaster Panel from the Central Palace of Tiglath Pileser III
This alabaster panel was part of the decorative scheme of the palace of King Tiglath Pileser III (reigned 745-727 BCE) at Kalhu. The king is shown in his chariot, while in another scene above Assyrian soldiers drive out prisoners and flocks...
King Tiglath-pileser III
An alabaster bas-relief depicting the Assyrian king Tiglath-pileser III. From the central palace, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu), Mesopotamia, northern Iraq. Neo-Assyrian era, circa 728 BCE. (The British Museum, London)
Babylonia under Assyrian Siege
Date palms indicate that the city, most of which were on an adjacent slab, was probably Babylonia. It stood by a river or a canal. An Assyrian soldier holds a large body shield and two archers take aim. Assyrian, reign of Tiglath-pileser...