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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.

Ancient Greek heroes at play

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Ancient Greek heroes at play

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On a black-figure amphora by Exekias, the Greek heroes Achilles and Ajax are shown playing a game to while away the hours at Troy.

A donkey figurine from Gubbio

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A donkey figurine from Gubbio

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The small archaeological collection of the Duomo in Gubbio, Umbria, features a small terracotta figurine of a donkey, the most common pack animal of the ancient world.

The girl with the golden wreath

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The girl with the golden wreath

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This article offers a closer look at a mummy portrait of a young woman in the collection of the Allard Pierson Museum.

A bronze panoply from Porano

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A bronze panoply from Porano

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Recovered from the painted Etruscan tombs at Porano, near Orvieto, is a bronze panoply of the third quarter of the fourth century BC.