The Bronze Age covers a large swath of time. The exact dates depend on the region in question. For example, the Aegean Bronze Age is usually dated ca. 3000 to 1000 BC.
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.
A remarkable retelling in comic book form of a comprehensive version of the story of the Trojan War that is, at present, sadly unfinished.
This ancient stele, dated to between ca. 2600 and 2350 BC, is a key piece of evidence in the history of warfare.
An in-depth look at the tomb of prince Paraherwenemef, a son of Ramesses III, in the Valley of the Queens.
An Egyptian portrait currently in the British Museum is noteworthy for its depiction of a prominent Adam’s apple.
Hamblin’s book on warfare in the ancient Near East offers a starting point for those who wish to learn more about this topic.
A look at ancient Greek swords, with particular reference to blades from the Archaic and Classical periods.
Water clocks were a common method of telling time in the ancient world; in addition, they served as timers.