Articles in this category focus on particular objects, which are examined in close detail and may serve as the jumping off point for further discussion.
One of the most curious finds from the Minoan palace at Phaistos is a small, clay disc featuring a stamped text on both sides.
We take a closer look at the bull-leaping fresco from Knossos (now in Iraklion), one of many depictions of ancient Minoan bull-sports.
A life-size statue in Naples is described as “Fortuna-Isis restored as the younger Faustina in the clothes of Ceres.” What does that mean?
Sculptures featuring the goddess Aphrodite (Venus) crouching were popular in the Graeco-Roman world. Why would that be?
One of the most dynamic heroes of the Trojan Cycle is Aeneas, whose depiction can be found throughout Italy before Rome usurped him as a national icon.
Few Greek vases have spawned as much discussion as one found in Cerveteri and dating to the seventh century BC.
One of the plaster casts currently in the Allard Pierson in Amsterdam is of a relief that depicts a group of warriors engaged in a dance.
Many mosaics from Pompeii are on display in the archaeological museum of Naples, including one that depicts a lion attacking a leopard.
A small, but richly decorated house in Herculaneum, features a mosaic depicting the sea-god Neptune and his wife.
“Hoplites” of the seventh century BC were “men of bronze”. A few centuries later, they had shed most of their armour, as a marble lekythos in Leiden shows.