Macedonian Coin

Ancient Macedon, Greece. Huge silver tetradrachm minted under Roman occupation, 158-149 BC. Set into custom silver bezel. Diademed head of Artemis right with quiver over shoulder in the center of a Macedonian shield Advertisements

The Code of Hammurabi

The Code of Hammurabi is a well-preserved Babylonian law code of ancient Mesopotamia, dating back to about 1754 BC. It is one of the oldest deciphered writings of significant length in the world. The sixth Babylonian king, Hammurabi, enacted the code, and partial copies exist on a man-sized stone stele and various clay tablets. The … More The Code of Hammurabi

Spartan Horse

  Archaeological evidence, at Sparta, reveals that the city-state was not always focused on military strength. During earlier times, craftsmen expertly used bronze and ivory to create beautiful objects. Such items were later found at religious sites (where they had been given, as gifts, to the Spartans’ gods). This image is of a bronze horse, … More Spartan Horse

Spartan Seal

In 2009 archaeologists began to excavate a site in Greece believed to be the royal palace of the ancient Greek kings of Sparta, many interesting things were discovered and the work is still undergoing now this was one of the items that was uncovered a seal depicting a nautilus was found at the ancient Greek palace, … More Spartan Seal

A Spartan King

  A Marble statue of a helmed hoplite (5th century BC), it is thought that this maybe Leonidas, Sparta, it is now housed at the Archæological Museum of Sparta, Greece.

Victorious Youth

The Victorious Youth, referred to in Italian sources as theAtleta di Fano, is a Greek bronze sculpture, made between 300 and 100 BCE,in the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum, Pacific Palisades, California. On its first rediscovery Bernard Ashmole and other scholars attributed it to Lysippos, a grand name in the history of Greek art; modern concerns are less with such traditional … More Victorious Youth