The Lady of Galera
Made of alabaster, the "Lady of Galera" comes from the Necropolis of Tútugi, Zone I, Gave 20 (Galera, Granada) in Spain. This sculpture of an enthroned goddess is identified with Astarte. It was designed as a ritual container with a hollow...
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.
Ruins of the Lion Temple in Jaffa
The Lion Temple, located in present-day Jaffa, Israel, got its name from a lioness' skull that was found within it. This skull was apparently used in a ritual performed here at the time of the ancient Canaanites and from an altar that served...
Uncovering the Culture of Ancient India
Uncovering the Culture of Ancient India is a book published by Alix Wood Books that belongs to a series about ancient Britain, Egypt, Greece, India, Mesopotamia and Peru. This series of books has been made to create an interest in children...
The Phoenicians and the West: Politics, Colonies and Trade
The Phoenicians were one of the most influential ancient Mediterranean cultures, and so it is surprising how few general history books there are on the market which cover this fascinating civilization. In addition, of the few books generally...
Carthage: Fact and Myth
Every empire has a cultural rival that both terrifies and fascinates the populace. During Rome's tenure as a Mediterranean superpower, the city had more than a few epic rivalries with its neighbors. Only one was so terrible, so frightening...
Assyrian Chariots in Phoenicia and the Storming of Khazazu
The upper register shows Assyrian chariots in Phoenicia while the lower register shows the storming of the city of Khazazu. Shalmaneser III's military campaign in Phoenicia, c. 859 BCE. Detail, bronze band from the Balawat gates. Embossed...
Queen Dido (aka Elissa, from Elisha, or Alashiya, her Phoenician name) was a legendary Queen of Tyre in Phoenicia who was forced to flee the city with a loyal band of followers. Sailing west across the Mediterranean she founded the city of...
Ptolemy XV Caesar “Theos Philopator Philometor” (“the Father-loving Mother-loving God”) (c. 47-30 BCE), better known by his unofficial nickname Caesarion or “Little Caesar” in Greek, was the oldest...
The art of the Carthaginians was an eclectic mix of influences and styles, which included Egyptian motifs, Greek fashion, Phoenician gods, and Etruscan patterns. Precious metals, ivory, glass, terracotta, and stone were transformed into highly...