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...
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...
Greek & Phoenician Colonies
Greek (Red) and Phoenician (Yellow) colonization between the 8th and the 6th century BC. German placenames.
This marble relief shows a man sailing a corbita, a small Roman coastal vessel with two masts. Found at Carthage, most likely produced in Africa Proconsularis (modern-day Tunisia) circa 200 CE. The corbita's sails were most likely made...
Moni Agios Georgios Varsamitis Ruins
The Moni Agios Georgios Varsamitis ruins on the island of Amorgos, Greece, a haven for pirates in the ancient Mediterranean between c. 1200-1400 CE.
Greek Trireme [Illustration]
Model of a Greek Trireme. Displayed at Deutsches Museum, Munich, Germany.
Map of the Roman Empire, 350 CE
A map of the Roman Empire, circa 350 CE, showing its Dioceses, the administrative divisions of the late Roman Empire. The diocese was introduced by emperor Diocletian to supplant the province as administrative unit of the empire.
Queen Teuta of Illyria
Artist's impression of Teuta, Queen of the Illyrian Ardiaei tribe, leads a pirate expedition against rome. According to Illyrian laws, piracy was a legitimate trade, which led to war against the Roman Republic, who did not approve. This...
Statue of Queen Teuta
Statue of the Illyrian Queen Teuta (r. 231-227 BCE) and Pinnes in Tirana, Albania
Escaped Slave Before a Queen
An artist's depiction of an escaped slave standing in the court of a Hellenistic queen. From the game Old World.