The little known wife of the Successor King Lysimachus, Amastris, is arguably the first true Hellenistic queen as she embodies the entanglement of Persian and Greco-Macedonian traditions.
This article offers a closer look at a mummy portrait of a young woman in the collection of the Allard Pierson Museum.
The Italian town of Assisi, famed as the birthplace of Saint Francis, has some impressive Roman remains, including a temple to Minerva.
Recovered from the painted Etruscan tombs at Porano, near Orvieto, is a bronze panoply of the third quarter of the fourth century BC.
The archaeological museum of Orvieto features wall-paintings from Etruscan tombs found in the nearby village of Porano.
On the northern side of the cliff face of the town of Orvieto, in Umbria, lies Crocifisso del Tufo, an ancient Etruscan necropolis.
The museum of Boscoreale features a grave stone that belonged to an ancient Roman gromaticus or agrimensore, i.e. a (land) surveyor.
An early Ptolemaic queen, Berenice II, ruled alongside her husband Ptolemy III when Hellenistic Egypt was at the height of its power.
With headlines again filled with stories of immigrant abuse and immigration in the United States, it is worth taking a look back at one of the most famous “foreigners” from the ancient world: Odysseus.
Grave stelae can bring us face to face with people from the past. Take, for example, the gravestone of Mnesarete, daughter of Socrates.