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A black figure Lakonian kylix, c. BCE, depicting the Titans Atlas carrying the world on his shoulders and Prometheus being tormented by an eagle sent by Zeus to eat his liver as punishment for giving mankind the gift of fire, stolen Ancient Greek Art, Ancient Greece, Ancient History, Art History, History Encyclopedia, Greek Pottery, Greek And Roman Mythology, Black Figure, Roman Art

Prometheus & Atlas

A black-figure Lakonian kylix, c. 570-560 BCE, depicting the Titans Atlas carrying the world on his shoulders and Prometheus being tormented by an eagle sent by Zeus to eat his liver as punishment for...

Carnelian seal stone of a bull and lion with gold granulation. Knossos Late Minoan ll period ca. Creta, Ancient Jewelry, Old Jewelry, Jewellery, Minoan Art, Bronze Age Civilization, Mycenaean, Greek Art, Ancient History

Carnelian seal stone of a bull and lion with gold granulation. Knossos Late Minoan ll period ca. 1450-1400

"The little furniture of loss has lips of dirks to stab us." Emily Dickinson - Letter to Rev.Cowan, October [Pin credit - Mycenaean dagger with gold and glass plated handle]. Ancient Greek Art, Ancient Greece, Ancient History, Mycenaean, Minoan, Ancient Armor, Emily Dickinson, Iron Age, Military Weapons

Pictures of Weapons/Armour

I thought I would share some of the many pictures of Greek weapons and armour etc. Please post any if you have them! Mine are mostly Greek, so let's see...

Libation vase (rhyton) of limestone in the shape of a lioness’s head with inlays (now lost) at the muzzle and the eyes". Now in the collection of the Herakleion Archaeological Museum. Ancient Rome, Ancient Greece, Minoan Art, Bronze Age Civilization, The Lion Sleeps Tonight, Mycenaean, Creta, Southern Europe, Crete Greece

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Libation vase (rhyton) of limestone in the shape of a lioness’s head with inlays (now lost) at the muzzle and the eyes". Knossos, Crete, Greece. Neopalatial. 16CBC. Now in the collection of the Herakleion Archaeological Museum. Herakleion, Crete, Greece.

Tomb of King Philip II (Philipos) - The Shield, made of Gold and Ivory found in pieces in one of the corners of the tomb. It took five years of high specialized toil to reassemble the countless bits. Varangian Guard, Greek Artifacts, Macedonia Greece, Minoan, Alexander The Great, Old Art, Ancient Civilizations, Ancient Greece, Religious Art

Vergina, Greece

The most important archaeological site in Macedonia, Greece Shapshots by Phivos Nicolaides Vergina is a small village 75 km from Thessaloniki, and 515 km from Athens. Due to the discovery of the ancient city of Aigai, the ancient capital of the Macedonian kings, and its cemetery, is now well known worldwide and enjoy historical recognition, as the most important archaeological site in Macedonia. Archaeological evidence proves that the area was continuously inhabited from the Early Bronze…

Ancient Greek helmets from the Archaic period BC – 480 BCE). The first shown is of the Corinthian-type, and was found in Leivadia. The second is a Illyrian-type helmet from Leivadia. Greek Helmet, Helmet Head, Ancient Romans, Ancient Art, Modern Names, Corinthian, My Collection, Ancient Greece, Archaeology

Ancient Greek helmet from the Archaic period (800 BC – 480 BCE): Illyrian-type, from Leivadia. Made of bronze.

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Deadly Gases Still Emerge From This Ancient Portal to the Underworld

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The Tyrannicides, Ashmolean Cast Gallery . perhaps the inspiration for Matthew's body. Museum Studies, A Discovery Of Witches, Oxford England, Space Gallery, Male Figure, Ancient Civilizations, Book Of Life, Ancient Greece, Ancient History

The Tyrannicides, Ashmolean Cast Gallery

One of the country's finest museums, the Ashmolean covers all facets of ancient history across the globe up to the medieval period and beyond, along with a fine art collection from the Renaissance to the Pre Raphaelites. The collections are housed in a magnificent neo-classical building by C.S.Cockerell which been recently re-ordered within to create dramatic new gallery spaces. The work is currently continuing with the refurbishment of the Egyptian galleries, and whilst being unable to see…

Akhilleus Patroklos Antikensammlung Berlin Is also a poem attributed to homer bu this poem is set in the Trojan war. It I about the Trojan war and what happened in this particular war. Greek History, Ancient History, Art History, Mycenaean, Minoan, Ancient Greek Art, Ancient Greece, Sacred Band Of Thebes, Homer Iliad

Achilles tending Patroclus wounded by an arrow, identified by inscriptions on the upper part of the vase. Tondo of an Attic red-figure kylix, ca. 500 BC. From Vulci. (Altes Museum, Berlin)

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Deadly Gases Still Emerge From This Ancient Portal to the Underworld

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