Recent studies, like the edited volume under review, examine the far-reaching trade networks that existed in the Indian Ocean.
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.
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The Prince of Persia series of games mixes medieval Persian story elements with older traditions, befitting a fairy-tale atmosphere.
The entanglement of Graeco-Roman and Indian Buddhist culture is well reflected in Gandharan art dating to the early centuries of our era.
In the 1930s, archaeologists made a remarkable discovery at Pompeii: an ivory figurine that was originally created in faraway India.
The Romans possessed the knowledge and technical skill necessary to treat cataracts to a decent extent.
War elephants are among the most impressive assets of ancient armies, but how big were these creatures?