A small, but richly decorated house in Herculaneum, features a mosaic depicting the sea-god Neptune and his wife.
“Hoplites” of the seventh century BC were “men of bronze”. A few centuries later, they had shed most of their armour, as a marble lekythos in Leiden shows.
On a black-figure amphora by Exekias, the Greek heroes Achilles and Ajax are shown playing a game to while away the hours at Troy.
One of many beautiful mosaics from a large Roman villa near Piazza Armerina, Sicily, features girls dressed in what look like bikinis.
A new exhibition about the Egyptian deities in the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden is interesting, but workmanlike.
Greek shields from at least the later eighth century BC onwards were often decorated with abstract or figurative blazons.
The Olympian gods punished the hunter Actaeon by having his own hounds tear him apart. But what exactly had he done wrong?
The archaeological museum of Perugia without a doubt houses the largest collection of Etruscan objects in Umbria.
The sculpture group of Laocoön and His Sons, on display in the Vatican since its rediscovery in 1506, is one of the most famous and fascinating statues of antiquity.
From the eleventh to the ninth centuries BC there is very little pictorial pottery in the Aegean. So why does a hydria from a grave at Lefkandi show a pair of confronted archers?