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.
In the 1930s, archaeologists made a remarkable discovery at Pompeii: an ivory figurine that was originally created in faraway India.
Two gameboards from the Royal Tombs of Ur, a Sumerian city-state in what is now Iraq, date back to 2600–2400 BC.
At the archaeological site of Memphis in Egypt, you can admire a colossal statue of the renowned king Ramesses II.
From the museum at Paestum in Southern Italy comes this red-figure “fish plate”. But what is it exactly?
The collection of the Allard Pierson Museum includes this beautiful red-figure cup with a picture of a warrior.
This ancient stele, dated to between ca. 2600 and 2350 BC, is a key piece of evidence in the history of warfare.
A discussion centred on a votive relief in the Archaeological Museum of Rhodes that looks older than it really is.
The Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam features a reconstruction of a chariot found in a tomb on the island of Cyprus.
A beautiful mosaic from the Roman city of Pompeii depicts a group of musicians playing in the street.
An Egyptian portrait currently in the British Museum is noteworthy for its depiction of a prominent Adam’s apple.