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Amenhotep III
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Amenhotep III

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
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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
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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...
Statue of the Egyptian God Sobek
3D Image by David Anderson

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
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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)
Greek Volute Krater
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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...
Relief of Sargon II
3D Image by Geoffrey Marchal

Relief of Sargon II

The first Mesopotamian piece of the Museum of Art History in Brussels, the piece was bought in 1854 CE from Luigi Calamatta (1801 - 1869 CE) by Antoine G.B. Schayes (curator from 1847 to 1859 CE). Relief, Reign of Sargon II (722-705 BCE...
Neo-Assyrian Empire
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Neo-Assyrian Empire

Map of the Neo-Assyrian Empire and its expansions.
The Assyrian Empire and the Region about the Eastern Mediterranean, 750-625 BC
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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
Book Review by Joshua J. Mark

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...