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Antiquity Collection

Step back in time and immerse yourself in the captivating world of antiquity

Background imageAntiquity Collection: Map of The Byzantine Empire

Map of The Byzantine Empire
A map showing the extent of the Byzantine Empire - the predominantly Greek-speaking continuation of the Roman Empire during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages. Date: 1800

Background imageAntiquity Collection: Roman memento mori mosaic

Roman memento mori mosaic. Mosaics consist of small pieces of coloured glass or stone, used to form an image or pattern on a floor or wall

Background imageAntiquity Collection: Trundholm Sun Chariot

Trundholm Sun Chariot
The Trundholm Sun Chariot is a late Nordic branze Age artifact discovered in Denmark that has been interpreted as a dispiction of the sun being pulled by a mare that may have relation to later Norse

Background imageAntiquity Collection: Ancient Greeks holding the pass of Thermopylae, 480 BC

Ancient Greeks holding the pass of Thermopylae, 480 BC
Greeks under Leonidas holding off the Persian invasion at Thermopylae, 480 BC. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAntiquity Collection: Mycenae in ancient Greece, circa 1400 BC

Mycenae in ancient Greece, circa 1400 BC
Mycenae in ancient Greece at the height of its culture, circa 1400 BC. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAntiquity Collection: Mosaic of Empress Zoe, Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey, Europe

Mosaic of Empress Zoe, Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey, Europe

Background imageAntiquity Collection: Bust of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius (121-180 AD)

Bust of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius (121-180 AD)
Marcus Aurelius (121-180 AD). Roman emperor. Roman bust. Marble. From Kandilli, Lamunia (Bozhoyuk). Archaeological Museum. Istanbul. Turkey

Background imageAntiquity Collection: Map of ancient Rome

Map of ancient Rome
City plan of ancient Rome. Lithograph

Background imageAntiquity Collection: The Kings Men stone circle at sunrise, The Rollright Stones, Chipping Norton, Cotswolds

The Kings Men stone circle at sunrise, The Rollright Stones, Chipping Norton, Cotswolds, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageAntiquity Collection: Roman seafood mosaic

Roman seafood mosaic. Mosaics consist of small pieces of coloured glass or stone, used to form an image or pattern on a floor or wall

Background imageAntiquity Collection: Hanging gardens of Babylon

Hanging gardens of Babylon
Hanging Gardens of ancient Babylon. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAntiquity Collection: Ancient Greece and its colonies around the Aegean

Ancient Greece and its colonies around the Aegean
Map of the Aegean Sea in the time of ancient Greece. Printed color lithograph of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAntiquity Collection: Cueva de las Manos (Cave of hands), Santa Cruz Province, Patagonia, Argentina, South

Cueva de las Manos (Cave of hands), Santa Cruz Province, Patagonia, Argentina, South America

Background imageAntiquity Collection: Maps of Italy in ancient times

Maps of Italy in ancient times
Map of early tribes in Italy (top). of the Roman hills (lower left). and the vicinity of Rome (right) in the time of the Roman Empire. Printed color lithograph of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAntiquity Collection: Ancient Greek empire

Ancient Greek empire
Map of ancient Greece and its colonies. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illlustration

Background imageAntiquity Collection: Standing Stones of Callanish at sunset with dramatic sky in the background, near Carloway

Standing Stones of Callanish at sunset with dramatic sky in the background, near Carloway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageAntiquity Collection: Statue of Athena in the Parthenon of ancient Athens

Statue of Athena in the Parthenon of ancient Athens
Statue of the goddess Athena inside the Parthenon, ancient Athens. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAntiquity Collection: Winged Victory of Samothrace or Nike of Samothrace

Winged Victory of Samothrace or Nike of Samothrace
Greek art. Winged Victory of Samothrace or Nike of Samothrace. 2nd century BC. Marble. Sculpture of the greek goodess Nike (Victory). Museum of Louvre. Paris

Background imageAntiquity Collection: Bas-relief of the Goddess Sekhmet, Temple of Seti I, Abydos, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Bas-relief of the Goddess Sekhmet, Temple of Seti I, Abydos, Egypt, North Africa, Africa

Background imageAntiquity Collection: Dionysus, or Bacchus, on his throne

Dionysus, or Bacchus, on his throne
Wall painting of the Roman deity Dionysus on his throne, from the ruins of Pompeii. Printed color lithograph reproduction

Background imageAntiquity Collection: Map of the Roman Empire

Map of the Roman Empire
Map showing the extent of the Roman Empire. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAntiquity Collection: Ancient Athens

Ancient Athens
Athens from the east, in the time of Hadrian. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAntiquity Collection: Garden Paintings from the so-called Villa of Livia

Garden Paintings from the so-called Villa of Livia, Primaporta, Rome, c.20 BC. Roman art. Fresco

Background imageAntiquity Collection: Map of Ancient Egypt

Map of Ancient Egypt. Date: 1814

Background imageAntiquity Collection: Oldest map of Palestine, mosaic, dated AD 560, St. Georges Church, Madaba, Jordan

Oldest map of Palestine, mosaic, dated AD 560, St. Georges Church, Madaba, Jordan, Middle East

Background imageAntiquity Collection: Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian columns

Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian columns
Classical styles of columns - Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian architecture. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAntiquity Collection: Hanging Gardens of Babylon

Hanging Gardens of Babylon
Babylons Hanging Gardens, one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAntiquity Collection: Map of Europe under the Roman Empire

Map of Europe under the Roman Empire
Map of Europe in the time of the Roman Empire. Printed color lithograph of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAntiquity Collection: Ares and Aphrodite. Greek art

Ares and Aphrodite. Greek art
Votive relief dedicated to Ares and Aphrodite. 5th c.BC. Classical Greek art. Relief on marble. ITALY. VENETO. Venice. Archaeological Museum

Background imageAntiquity Collection: Roman statue of Asclepius

Roman statue of Asclepius. The cult of the deity of Greek medicine, known as Asclepius, dates from the 6th century BC. Asclepius is represented in statues holding a staff around which a serpent

Background imageAntiquity Collection: Regions of Italy in the Roman Empire

Regions of Italy in the Roman Empire
Map of Italy, during the time of Caesar Augustus to Emperor Constantine. Color lithograph of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAntiquity Collection: Simeon in the Temple, c. 1668-1669, by Rembrandt

Simeon in the Temple, c. 1668-1669, by Rembrandt
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606-1669). Dutch painter. Simeon in the Temple, c.1668-1669. National Museum. Stockholm. Sweden

Background imageAntiquity Collection: Pantheon interior, ancient Rome

Pantheon interior, ancient Rome
Interior of the Pantheon in ancient Rome. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAntiquity Collection: Iran, Fars Province, Persepolis, Achaemenid archeological site, Propylon, Gate of all Nations

Iran, Fars Province, Persepolis, Achaemenid archeological site, Propylon, Gate of all Nations
Achaemenid archaeological site, Propylon, Gate of All Nations, Persepolis, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Fars Province, Iran, Middle East

Background imageAntiquity Collection: Christ on the cross, the Three Marys on mourning by John

Christ on the cross, the Three Marys on mourning by John
Pier Francesco Sacchi, called Il Pavese (1485-1528). Italian Renaissance painter. Christ on the cross, the Three Marys on mourning by John and the Donor or Patron, 1514. Gemaldegalerie. Berlin

Background imageAntiquity Collection: Pergamon Altar. Athena against the giant Alcyoneus

Pergamon Altar. Athena against the giant Alcyoneus
Pergamon Altar. Built by order of Eumenes II Soter. 164-156 BC by artists of the school of Pergamon. Marble and limestone. East frieze. Gigantomachy. Struggle between gods and giants

Background imageAntiquity Collection: Assyrian king in his chariot

Assyrian king in his chariot returning from battle. Color lithograph reproduction of a bas-relief sculpture from Nineveh

Background imageAntiquity Collection: Map of the Peloponnesus of ancient Greece

Map of the Peloponnesus of ancient Greece. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAntiquity Collection: Egypt. Roman period. Fayum mummy portraits. Man

Egypt. Roman period. Fayum mummy portraits. Man. Encaustic painting. Coptic period. End 1st century A.D. Pushkin Museum. Moscow. Russia

Background imageAntiquity Collection: Pharaoh Amenhotep I. Egypt

Pharaoh Amenhotep I. Egypt
Pharaoh Amenhotep I. Painting on stucco. New Kingdom. 20th Dynasty. 1152-1145 BC. Thebes. Grave 359. Neues Museum. Berlin. Germany

Background imageAntiquity Collection: Pergamon Altar. Hecate fighting against the giant Klytios ne

Pergamon Altar. Hecate fighting against the giant Klytios ne
Pergamon Altar. Built by order of Eumenes II Soter. 164-156 BC. Marble and limestone. Gigantomachy. South frieze. The three-faceted goddess Hecate fighting with a torch

Background imageAntiquity Collection: Bust of goddess Tanit. Carthaginian art. Sculpture

Bust of goddess Tanit. Carthaginian art. Sculpture. SPAIN. BALEARES. IBIZA. Ibiza. Museum of Archaeology of Ibiza and Formentera

Background imageAntiquity Collection: LIBYA. TRIPOLI. Leptis Magna. Forum of Septimius

LIBYA. TRIPOLI. Leptis Magna. Forum of Septimius Severus. Forum built after the rise to the empire of Lucius Septimius Severus in 193. Sculptural detail with Gorgons head. Roman art. Early Empire

Background imageAntiquity Collection: The Kings Men stone circle, The Rollright Stones, Chipping Norton, Cotswolds, Oxfordshire

The Kings Men stone circle, The Rollright Stones, Chipping Norton, Cotswolds, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageAntiquity Collection: Castlerigg Stone Circle in autumn at sunrise with Blencathra bathed in dramatic dawn light

Castlerigg Stone Circle in autumn at sunrise with Blencathra bathed in dramatic dawn light, Lake District National Park, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageAntiquity Collection: Castillo, Xunantunich Mayan Ruins, near San Ignacio, Belize, Central America

Castillo, Xunantunich Mayan Ruins, near San Ignacio, Belize, Central America

Background imageAntiquity Collection: Map of the Dacian Empire and Roman provinces

Map of the Dacian Empire and Roman provinces. Date: 1801

Background imageAntiquity Collection: Statue of seated Ramses II, Court of Ramses II, Luxor Temple, Luxor, Thebes, UNESCO

Statue of seated Ramses II, Court of Ramses II, Luxor Temple, Luxor, Thebes, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Egypt, North Africa, Africa




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Step back in time and immerse yourself in the captivating world of antiquity. Marvel at the intricate details of the Bust of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, a symbol of power and wisdom that has withstood the test of centuries. Explore ancient Rome through a meticulously crafted map, tracing its grandeur and influence across vast territories. Indulge your senses with a stunning Roman seafood mosaic, an artistic masterpiece depicting life's abundance from beneath the waves. Journey further east as you unravel the mysteries surrounding The Byzantine Empire, an empire that bridged cultures and left an indelible mark on history. Transport yourself to Babylon's Hanging Gardens, where lush greenery cascades down terraces like nature's own stairway to heaven. Discover Ancient Greece and its colonies around the Aegean Sea, where philosophy flourished amidst breathtaking landscapes. Witness nature's majesty as you stand before the Standing Stones of Callanish at sunset - monolithic sentinels guarding secrets lost to time. Traverse through ancient Greek ruins that echo tales of conquests and triumphs while beholding Winged Victory or Nike of Samothrace – a testament to human creativity transcending eras. Gaze upon Athena’s statue within Athens' Parthenon; feel her wisdom emanating from every marble pore. Immerse yourself in Ancient Athens' vibrant streets bustling with intellectual discourse and cultural richness. Venture southward to Cueva de las Manos (Cave of Hands) in Patagonia, Argentina – witness prehistoric artistry etched onto cave walls by our ancestors who sought solace within these rocky chambers. Antiquity beckons us with stories untold yet waiting to be discovered; it invites us into a world long gone but forever imprinted on our collective memory. Let us cherish these remnants from distant times as they connect us to our shared human heritage across continents and epochs alike.