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Article by Jan van der Crabben

Phoenician Names

Phoenician names are generally composite words with a specific meaning. The naming of children had a significance in the Ancient Near East that is difficult to understand nowadays. By choosing a name for their child, the parents could not...
Ancient Near Eastern Metal Production
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Ancient Near Eastern Metal Production

A map showing the major sites of metal production in the Ancient Near East, including Egypt, Asia Minor, Mesopotamia, Persia, and the Indus Valley Civilization.
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The Trojan War ("Tainted Love" by Soft Cell)

Sorry, no Brad Pitt or Orlando Bloom, just Mrs. B and some black figure art.
Roman Agora in Tyre
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Roman Agora in Tyre

Roman Agora (believed to be) at Al Mina excavation area.
Winged Ibex Vessel Handle
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Winged Ibex Vessel Handle

This winged ibex was a handle for a metal amphora-shaped vessel, made in the 4th century BCE in Achaemenid Persia. This high level of detail was achieved through the use of lost-wax technique. It has been suggested that this piece of art...
Roman Fibulae
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Roman Fibulae

Two P-shape bronze fibulae. 2nd-3rd century CE. Provenance unknown. (private collection)
The Cambridge Illustrated History  of China
Book Review by Patricia Buckley Ebrey

The Cambridge Illustrated History of China

The Cambridge Illustrated History of China gives a very comprehensive account of the country's development from prehistory to the modern day. The author, Patricia Buckley Ebrey, is one of the foremost scholars of Chinese history but she...
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From wax to metal: goldmaking techniques of the ancient Colombians

From wax to metal (de la cera al metal) Goldmaking techniques of the ancient Colombians Created for the exhibition Beyond El Dorado: power and gold in ancient Colombia at the British Museum, Organised with Museo del Oro, 17 October 2013...
Beyond El Dorado: From wax to metal: goldmaking techniques of the ancient Colombians
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Beyond El Dorado: From wax to metal: goldmaking techniques of the ancient Colombians

From wax to metal (de la cera al metal) Goldmaking techniques of the ancient Colombians Created for the exhibition Beyond El Dorado: power and gold in ancient Colombia at the British Museum, Organised with Museo del Oro, 17 October 2013...
Full Metal Jousting - The Rules of the Joust | History
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Full Metal Jousting - The Rules of the Joust | History

Shane explains the point system and the essential do's and don't's of jousting. HISTORY®, now reaching more than 98 million homes, is the leading destination for award-winning original series and specials that connect viewers with history...