32 / MUV 62 / Neck amphora / Class of Perugia 124 - Sides A and B: Twin riders - Dioscuri? / 535-530 BC Classics and Archaeology Virtual Museum, The University of Melbourne http://vm.arts.unimelb.edu.au/tours/Gvases/supp/2726.099.x.jpg
Tell el-Dab'a (ancient Egypt) can be identified now certainty with Avaris, capital of the Hyksos (c. 1640-1530 BC) and with the southern part of Piramesse, the Delta residence of Ramesses II and his successors. Here MINOTAUR in MINOAN TRADITION
(detail) Minoan Bull Leaping, Crete, circa 2000 - 1500 BC, was a kind of bullfighting, practiced as a religious ritual involving male and female acrobats leaping over a running bull. (Giovanni Caselli/Knossos/user: Aethon)
ARTEMIS - Attic Red Figure (White Ground) Lekythos attributed to the Pan Painter Date: ca 500 - 459 BC Period: Late Archaic / Early Classical -Artemis feeds a long-necked bird (either a swan or heron) from her hand. The goddess is depicted with a spotted animal skin draped over her shoulders, a decorated quiver, and a spiked crown. In her hand she holds a kylix (cup).