Pottery Jar from Ninevite V Period
This pottery jar was handmade and painted. It is carinated and stemmed with four equidistant vertically perforated lugs on the carination. Ninevite 5 Period, 3000-2750 BCE. From Nineveh, Northern Mesopotamia, Iraq. (The British Museum, London...
Map of the ancient Near East during the Amarna Period
Map of the ancient Near East during the Amarna Period, showing the great powers of the period: Egypt (green), Hatti (yellow), the Kassite kingdom of Babylon (purple), Assyria (grey), and Mittani (red). Lighter areas show direct control, darker...
Samurai Armour, Sengoku Period
Samurai facemask and armour from the Sengoku period (Warring States Period), 1467-1568 CE. (Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum, Dallas, USA)
Japanese Beads from the Kofun Period
These beads come from Japan and date from the Kofun period (250-538 CE) in Japanese history. In the Kofun Period beads of various shapes and materials were worn as fashion accessories, used in rituals, and buried in tombs. They include, for...
Predynastic Period Vessel from Egypt
This Predynastic Period vessel from ancient Egypt is made of terracotta. It was made c. 4500-3100 BCE. From the late Predynastic Period onward, the Egyptians used painted, incised, and polished pottery in life and as burial accessories for...
Jomon Period Dogu
This is a headless dogu. Earthenware figures (dogu) were important in the Jomon period and as many as 1000 have been found at some sites. Some seem to represent imaginary animals but most are human in shape. Are they females, or without a...
Map of Celtic Peoples in the Post-Classical Period
A map showing the spread of Celtic-speaking peoples in Europe, and their migrations in the Post-Classical Period.
Book of the Dead, Ptolemaic Period
A detail from the Book of the Dead of Tayesnakht from Thebes, Ptolemaic Period, 332-30 BCE. (Egyptian Museum, Turin)
Map of the Third Intermediate Period
A map showing the political divisions in ancient Egypt during the Third intermediate Period, about 730 BC. The rulers of the 22nd and 23rd Dynasties ruled simultaneously, alongside Libyan chieftains controlling most of the Delta.
Three Kingdoms Period of China and the Rise of Xianbei in the year 229 CE
This map depicts the boundaries of all major civilizations in East Asia at the beginning of the Three Kingdoms Period of China, with italics indicating nomadic bands and other tribal societies. Following the collapse of Han Dynasty in 220...