Greek Harbour of Phalasarna, Crete
View of the harbour of the Greek city of Phalaserna on the island of Crete. The harbour was constructed around 335 BCE and was protected on all sides by defending walls and towers.
Recreation of a Roman Port
A recreation of a port in the Roman Empire. Courtesy of Ancient History Magazine / Karwansaray Publishers.
Roman Soldiers Explore a Tropical Forest
An artist's depiction of Roman soldiers exploring a tropical forest or jungle. From the game Old World.
Roman Coin Values Under Augustus
An illustration of the various Roman coin values at the time of Augustus. (Palazzo Massimo, Rome).
Sunken Natchez Trace
Photo of the Sunken Trace. Mile marker 41.5 on the Natchez Trace Parkway.
Greek Lead Weights
Standard lead weights from the agora of Athens. 5th-2nd century BCE. (Agora Museum, Athens)
Elephant Mosaic from Ostia
Black-and-white mosaic with an elephant in the Piazzale delle Corporazioni (Square of the Corporations) at Ostia Antica, Italy. The inscription as well as the elephant show that merchants from Sabrata (Libya) traded in wild animals and/or...
Remains of Emperor Trajan's market in the ruins of the imperial forums.
Mesopotamian Tablet with Puchase Details from Dilbat
This tablet lists purchases of land by a man named Tupsikka, with payments made in baskets of barley. One transaction reads "The price of the field is 90 gur-sag-gal [21,600 liters] of barley; the additional payment is eight gur-sag-gal [1920...
Attic Black-figure Plate, Vulci
An Attic black-figure plate from the Etruscan city of Vulci, central Italy. The figure is an archer blowing the trumpet typically used in battles. 520-500 BCE. (British Museum, London)