The last king of Egypt’s New Kingdom managed to stave off threats from without before being brought down by a conspiracy from within.
Arsinoe II, daughter of Ptolemy I and an enduring figure of the Lagid dynasty, became the model for succeeding Ptolemaic queens.
Stories about people who run away usually focus on their adventures. But Lucian provides us with a view from the home front when a young person takes an unexpected trip.
Special guest Lieve Donnellan joins the regular team to talk about networks in the ancient Mediteranean, with special reference to Cyprian Broodbanks’ book, The Making of the Middle Sea.
Happy New Year from all of us here at Ancient World Magazine. Here’s a look back at the most popular articles of the past year.
The idea that Cleopatra, the famous last queen of ancient Egypt, owed her powerful position to her beauty persist, but why does her appearance really matter?
A new exhibition about the Egyptian deities in the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden is interesting, but workmanlike.
What is true now was true in antiquity, too: wine is always good business. Tracing Mediterranean wine culture, this article focuses especially on the last three centuries BC.
Few institutions from Antiquity are as iconic as the Great Library of Alexandria. However, popular knowledge about the Library often amounts to little more than myth.
This article offers a closer look at a mummy portrait of a young woman in the collection of the Allard Pierson Museum.