Within the context of the ancient Greek world, the Hellenistic period conventionally starts with the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC and ends with the Battle of Actium in 31 BC.
An early Ptolemaic queen, Berenice II, ruled alongside her husband Ptolemy III when Hellenistic Egypt was at the height of its power.
One of the most celebrated works of Hellenistic art is without doubt the Nike of Samothrace, on display at the Louvre since 1884.
The entanglement of Graeco-Roman and Indian Buddhist culture is well reflected in Gandharan art dating to the early centuries of our era.
The Allard Pierson and Royal Ontario Museums together possess a unique hoard of Hellenistic clay sealings from Edfu in Egypt.
A discussion centred on a votive relief in the Archaeological Museum of Rhodes that looks older than it really is.
War elephants are among the most impressive assets of ancient armies, but how big were these creatures?
Water clocks were a common method of telling time in the ancient world; in addition, they served as timers.
An interesting, if perhaps not highly informative ancient object, is the so-called Alexander Sarcophagus.