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.
From Pompeii comes one of the masterpieces of the ancient world: a mosaic depicting Alexander’s forces defeating those of King Darius III.
The sculpture group of Laocoön and His Sons, on display in the Vatican since its rediscovery in 1506, is one of the most famous and fascinating statues of antiquity.
From the eleventh to the ninth centuries BC there is very little pictorial pottery in the Aegean. So why does a hydria from a grave at Lefkandi show a pair of confronted archers?
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.
This article offers a closer look at a mummy portrait of a young woman in the collection of the Allard Pierson Museum.
Recovered from the painted Etruscan tombs at Porano, near Orvieto, is a bronze panoply of the third quarter of the fourth century BC.
The archaeological museum of Orvieto features wall-paintings from Etruscan tombs found in the nearby village of Porano.
The museum of Boscoreale features a grave stone that belonged to an ancient Roman gromaticus or agrimensore, i.e. a (land) surveyor.
Grave stelae can bring us face to face with people from the past. Take, for example, the gravestone of Mnesarete, daughter of Socrates.
The Ara Pacis Augustae is the physical expression of the peace and prosperity brought about by the establishment of the Principate.