Assyrian war campaign, 8th c BCE. In the bottom soldiers carrying captured gods back to Assyria as a proof of their inferiority to Ashur power.[3926×3928]

Assyrian war campaign, 8th c BCE. In the bottom soldiers carrying captured gods back to Assyria as a proof of their inferiority to Ashur power.[3926×3928]

The Armento Rider, Greece 500 – 550 BCE. Bronze statuette of a warrior on horseback. The warrior wears a Corinthian-style helmet and a short tunic. He once held a spear and reins, that were probably made of copper wire, and his helmet was topped by a crest which ran across sideways.[750×906]

The Armento Rider, Greece 500 – 550 BCE. Bronze statuette of a warrior on horseback. The warrior wears a Corinthian-style helmet and a short tunic. He once held a spear and reins, that were probably made of copper wire, and… Continue Reading

Cuneiform inscriptions from relief depicting siege of Lachish (701 BCE): “Sennacherib, the mighty king, king of the country of Assyria, sitting on the throne of judgment, before the city of Lachish. I give permission for its slaughter.”[840×560]

Cuneiform inscriptions from relief depicting siege of Lachish (701 BCE): “Sennacherib, the mighty king, king of the country of Assyria, sitting on the throne of judgment, before the city of Lachish. I give permission for its slaughter.”[840×560]

Fired clay brick from the ziggurat at Ur; cuneiform inscription stamped on face with two accidentally impressed dog’s paw-marks near one edge, ca. 2112–2095 BCE [OS][750×741]

Fired clay brick from the ziggurat at Ur; cuneiform inscription stamped on face with two accidentally impressed dog’s paw-marks near one edge, ca. 2112–2095 BCE [OS][750×741]

Roman mosaic showing aquatic life. Object located in Pompeii. Object dated back to 2nd century BCE. Located currently in Naples, National Archaeological Museum. [1000×954]

Roman mosaic showing aquatic life. Object located in Pompeii. Object dated back to 2nd century BCE. Located currently in Naples, National Archaeological Museum. [1000×954]

Clay tablet and envelope, Mesopotamia 15th BCE. This is a tablet written in Akkadian that records the outcome of a legal case regarding a dispute between two men who claimed to own the same piece of land.[1400×1050]

Clay tablet and envelope, Mesopotamia 15th BCE. This is a tablet written in Akkadian that records the outcome of a legal case regarding a dispute between two men who claimed to own the same piece of land.[1400×1050]

Panathenaic prize amphora with lid, Greece 363–362 BCE. Amphorae filled with oil pressed from olives from the sacred trees of Athena were given as prizes in the Panathenaic Games.[2099×3000]

Panathenaic prize amphora with lid, Greece 363–362 BCE. Amphorae filled with oil pressed from olives from the sacred trees of Athena were given as prizes in the Panathenaic Games.[2099×3000]