With the death of Commodus in AD 192, a new family, the Severans, came to rule the Roman Empire. One of them was Caracalla. Looking at his portraits, one has to ask: why the angry face?
In the 1930s, archaeologists made a remarkable discovery at Pompeii: an ivory figurine that was originally created in faraway India.
A small agate decorated with a battle-scene, recovered from the so-called “Griffin Warrior” tomb in Pylos (Greece), has been hyped up for the wrong reasons.
Two gameboards from the Royal Tombs of Ur, a Sumerian city-state in what is now Iraq, date back to 2600–2400 BC.
At the archaeological site of Memphis in Egypt, you can admire a colossal statue of the renowned king Ramesses II.
Of all the tragic figures in the story of the Trojan War, perhaps none has suffered more than poor Cassandra.
From the museum at Paestum in Southern Italy comes this red-figure “fish plate”. But what is it exactly?
The collection of the Allard Pierson Museum includes this beautiful red-figure cup with a picture of a warrior.
A discussion centred on a votive relief in the Archaeological Museum of Rhodes that looks older than it really is.
The ruins of Pompeii offer an unrivalled look at everyday life in a small Roman city of the first century AD.