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Alain Bresson | Coinage: The Greek Way of Handling Money
by The Oriental Institute

Alain Bresson | Coinage: The Greek Way of Handling Money

Money Matters: The Development of Money through the Ancient World. A four-part series that traces the development of economic systems in the ancient world and explore how money as a financial instrument has evolved over the millennia...
Monetary Networks in Graeco-Roman Antiquity
by The Oriental Institute

Monetary Networks in Graeco-Roman Antiquity

Money Matters: The Development of Money through the Ancient World. A four-part series that traces the development of economic systems in the ancient world and explore how money as a financial instrument has evolved over the millennia...
Map of the Silk Road Routes
by Whole World Land And Oceans

Map of the Silk Road Routes

This map indicates trading routes used around the 1st century CE centred on the Silk Road. The routes remain largely valid for the period 500 BCE to 500 CE.
Greek and Phoenician Colonization
by Kelly Macquire

Greek and Phoenician Colonization

Both the ancient Greeks and Phoenicians extensively colonized vast areas of Europe, along the Mediterranean and Black Sea coasts. In doing so, they spread their culture, which strongly influenced the local tribes. For the Greeks, this is...
Battle Between Love & Chastity by Perugino
by Web Gallery of Art

Battle Between Love & Chastity by Perugino

Battle between Love and Chastity, a painting for Isabella d’Este (1474-1539 CE) by the Italian Renaissance artist Pietro Perugino (c. 1450-1523 CE). Created 1503-5 CE. (Louvre, Paris)
Syrian Lion Statue
by Verity Cridland

Syrian Lion Statue

A colossal basalt lion lion statue found at the Ain Dara Temple near Aleppo, Syria. This statues dates c. 10th to 8th century BCE, and it was discovered in 1955.
Porzarago 9 at San Giovenale
by South Etruria Tomb Survey at the Swedish Institute in Rome

Porzarago 9 at San Giovenale

Porzarago 9 is a tomb with two chambers at San Giovenale that has been dated to the 6th century BCE. It is tomb no. 253 in Fredrik Tobin’s dissertation The Chamber Tombs of San Giovenale and the Funerary Landscapes of South Etruria (Uppsala...
Chinese Junk Ship
by National Maritime Museum, Greenwich

Chinese Junk Ship

A 19th century CE oil painting of a traditional Chinese junk ship, used for ocean-going trade voyages since medieval times. (National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London)
Western Sahara, Catalan Atlas
by Gallica Digital Library

Western Sahara, Catalan Atlas

A map of West Africa from the 1375 CE Catalan Atlas. The map shows the trans-Saharan caravan trade routes between North Africa and the Niger River. (Sheet 6, National Library of France, Paris)
Corbita Sailing
by Jan van der Crabben

Corbita Sailing

This marble relief shows a man sailing a corbita, a small Roman coastal vessel with two masts. Found at Carthage, most likely produced in Africa Proconsularis (modern-day Tunisia) circa 200 CE. The corbita's sails were most likely made...