According to prophecy, Troy wouldn’t fall until a number of conditions had been met. One of them was the death of the Trojan prince Troilus.
The archaeological museum of Orvieto features wall-paintings from Etruscan tombs found in the nearby village of Porano.
The museum of Boscoreale features a grave stone that belonged to an ancient Roman gromaticus or agrimensore, i.e. a (land) surveyor.
Grave stelae can bring us face to face with people from the past. Take, for example, the gravestone of Mnesarete, daughter of Socrates.
The Ara Pacis Augustae is the physical expression of the peace and prosperity brought about by the establishment of the Principate.
One of the most celebrated works of Hellenistic art is without doubt the Nike of Samothrace, on display at the Louvre since 1884.
A large fragment of a marble Roman sarcophagus portrays the deceased as a generally fortunate man who had been happily married.
A Greek, presumably Attic, stand dated to ca. 710 BC and currently in Munich depicts a common theme: two warriors fighting over a corpse.
Two depictions of the sack of Troy in Greek art give us different perspectives on how the ancient Greeks used the myth of the Trojan War.
The entanglement of Graeco-Roman and Indian Buddhist culture is well reflected in Gandharan art dating to the early centuries of our era.