One of the most celebrated works of Hellenistic art is without doubt the Nike of Samothrace, on display at the Louvre since 1884.
When the Romans decided to invade Africa in 256 BC to bring an end to their war with Carthage, they supposedly encountered more than just Punic elephants and a cunning Spartan condottiero.
Does this graphical update of Age of Empires make the game feel as fresh as it did in 1997 or does it come off as a relic of a bygone age?
A large fragment of a marble Roman sarcophagus portrays the deceased as a generally fortunate man who had been happily married.
Underneath the church San Lorenzo Maggiore in Naples are the impressive remains of an ancient Roman macellum or market building.
A Greek, presumably Attic, stand dated to ca. 710 BC and currently in Munich depicts a common theme: two warriors fighting over a corpse.
In countries like Italy, the ancient world is everywhere. Take, for example, the Italian village of Palinuro, named after the Trojan Palinurus.
Mythos is a quirky, entertaining, and fairly superficial retelling of (some) ancient Greek myths. If you want more, you have to look elsewhere.
According to the Sumerian King List, kingship was already in the third millennium BC an ancient institution. But is this correct? Where and how did Sumerian kingship originate?
International relations between the West and the Far East date back much further than usually thought and were originally much more benign than modern encounters.