From the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III, Thebes, Egypt 18th Dynasty, about 1350 BC Amenhotep III commissioned hundreds of sculptures for his mortuary temple on the west bank of the Nile at Thebes, though the precise original location...
Temple Of Bel in Palmyra
The Temple of Bel (Arabic: معبد بل), was an ancient temple located in Palmyra, Syria. The temple, consecrated to the Mesopotamian god Bel, worshipped at Palmyra in triad with the lunar god Aglibol and the sun god Yarhibol, formed the centre...
Roman Theatre Mask
This marble piece shows a 2nd century CE theatre mask being held in a hand from a statue, probably of a Muse. As tragic and comic masks depicted an open mouth this is probably a pantomime mask. From Cesarea Marittima, Palestine. (Archaeological...
Greek Volute Krater
This vessel was used to mix wine and water and dates from the second half of the fourth century BCE. Provenance: Apula. Depicted are two female figures with gifts approaching a deceased person seated on a funeral monument. (Archaeological...
Statue of the Egyptian God Sobek
A statue of the Egyptian god Sobek, classically depicted with a crocodile head. Limestone. From the Temple of Amenemhet in Hawara, Egypt. Middle Kingdom, 12th Dynasty of Egypt (1991 - 1802 BCE). (Collection of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford...
Jacopo Galli's Garden in Rome
The pen and ink on paper drawing of Jacopo Galli's Garden in Rome by Martin van Heemskerck. Galli was a famous collector of antiquities during the Renaissance. c. 1532-5 CE. (Staatliche Museen, Berlin)
Map of the Neo-Assyrian Empire and its expansions.
The Assyrian Empire and the Region about the Eastern Mediterranean, 750-625 BC
The Assyrian Empire and the Region about the Eastern Mediterranean, 750-625 BC.
A History of the Ancient Near East ca. 3000-323 BC
A History of the Ancient Near East ca. 3000-323 BC by Marc Van De Mieroop is an excellent resource for anyone interested in the region of ancient Mesopotamia. His writing style is very accessible and the chapters are carefully constructed...
Handbook to Life in Ancient Mesopotamia
Handbook to Life in Ancient Mesopotamia by Professor Stephen Bertman is an indispensable treasure for anyone interested in the history of the Near East. The book is formatted for easy reference of topics ranging from the Geography of Mesopotamia...