The Western Mediterranean 264 BCE
Map of the western Mediterranean at the time of the First Punic War in 264 BCE.
Map of the Mediterranean 218 BCE
A map of the Mediterranean in 218 BC, showing the territorial extents of the following states: - Antigonids - Attalids - Carthage - Ptolemies - Roman Empire - Seleucids Major battle locations are also shown.
Map of the Mediterranean 550 BC
A map of the Mediterranean around 550 BC, showing the major cultures: - Greece and its colonies - Phoenicia and its colonies - Lydia - Egypt - Persia - Thrace - Illyria
Bronze Age Mediterranean Invasions & Migrations
A map of the Late Bronze Age Mediterranean indicating the various invasions and migrations of the period.
Equestrian Sculpture of Marcus Aurelius, c. 173-76 C.E.
More free lessons at: http://www.khanacademy.org/video?v=D4nK5uXuPXM Equestrian Sculpture of Marcus Aurelius, bronze, c. 173-76 C.E., (Capitoline Museums, Rome). View this work up close on the Google Art Project: http://www.googleartproject.com/collection/musei-capitolini/artwork/equestrian-statue-of-marcus-aurelius-unknown/392928/...
Greek and Phoenician Colonization
Both the ancient Greeks and Phoenicians extensively colonized vast areas of Europe, along the Mediterranean and Black Sea coasts. In doing so, they spread their culture, which strongly influenced the local tribes. For the Greeks, this is...
Blue and White Tiled Stairs
A public staircase in Lisbon, Portugal showing azulejos (glazed ceramic tiles). During the early 18th century CE, Portuguese tile artisans fell under the influence of Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 CE) Chinese porcelain design and Dutch Delftware...
Gobekli Tepe Temple
The oldest extant temple in the world, Gobekli Tepe, in southeastern Turkey, dating from 11,500 years ago.
Hellenic Trade Routes, 300 BCE
Alexander the Great died in Babylon on the 13th of June, 323 BCE. His Macedonian-Greek empire broke apart, but Alexander’s heritage was felt throughout the ancient Mediterranean world for centuries. Three Hellenic empires emerged from the...
Funeral bust of the freedman C. Aurunceius Princeps
Funeral bust of the freedman C. Aurunceius Princeps, Circa 40-50, Rome (tomb of the Aurunceu near Porta Tiburtina, 1880), Marble. Musée du Cinquantenaire (Brussels, Belgium). Made with CapturingReality. This portrait of a former slave...