This article offers a closer look at a mummy portrait of a young woman in the collection of the Allard Pierson Museum.
The Italian town of Assisi, famed as the birthplace of Saint Francis, has some impressive Roman remains, including a temple to Minerva.
It is often assumed that the ancient Greeks practised one type of warfare. This is problematic, as can be illustrated by a quick look at the early history of Tarentum, Southern Italy.
Recovered from the painted Etruscan tombs at Porano, near Orvieto, is a bronze panoply of the third quarter of the fourth century BC.
According to prophecy, Troy wouldn’t fall until a number of conditions had been met. One of them was the death of the Trojan prince Troilus.
The archaeological museum of Orvieto features wall-paintings from Etruscan tombs found in the nearby village of Porano.
Responsibility for solving food crises often falls to a community’s leaders. Early Rome was no different, and in the first centuries of the Republic suffered from, and solved, the problem of food scarcity.
On the northern side of the cliff face of the town of Orvieto, in Umbria, lies Crocifisso del Tufo, an ancient Etruscan necropolis.
Summer’s a busy time for us here at Ancient World Magazine, so we’re taking a short break. We’ll be back on the 13th of August.
The museum of Boscoreale features a grave stone that belonged to an ancient Roman gromaticus or agrimensore, i.e. a (land) surveyor.