Arsinoe II, daughter of Ptolemy I and an enduring figure of the Lagid dynasty, became the model for succeeding Ptolemaic queens.
There were all sorts of different types of ancient Greek pottery. Let’s examine the hydria, a vessel used for transporting and pouring water.
Thanks to the MET, readers can now experience the ancient site of Palmyra and learn more about its history and modern plight.
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?