Ancient Art, Archaeology and Architecture
7 Wonders of the Ancient World - Overview of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World
Mostly large and impressive, the 7 wonders testified to ancient creative genius. The official list of the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World was compiled in the Middle Ages, after most of the seven wonders had toppled.
Acropolis - About the Acropolis of Athens
The Parthenon, the Temple of Athena Nike and the Propylaia (Propylaea) are on the Acropolis in Athens.
Symbolism on the Elephant Denarius From Julius Caesar c. 49 B.C.
The elephant denarius was one of the most common coins minted during Caesar's tenure.
Classical Architecture and the Acropolis in Athens Greece
About.com's Guide to architecture provides a photo tour of the great works of classical architecture.
Greek Theater - The Physical Layout of the Ancient Greek Theater
The earliest Greeks who attended performances probably sat on the grass or stood on the hillside to watch the goings-on. Soon there were wooden benches. Later, the audience sat on benches cut from the rock of the hillside or made of stone.
Masada Fortress - Herod's Castle
At Masada, a word that means "fortress", Herod the Great purposefully (re-)built a defensive structure by c. 30 B.C. for himself, with a palace inside a fortress.
Early defensive structures resembling the medieval castle can be found in ancient Mesopotamia.
Mausoleum of Halicarnassus
One of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the mausoleum of Halicarnassus was a giant burial structure for the ruler of Halicarnassus (Bodrum), Mausolus, built by his wife Artemisia.
Inscription of Nebuchadnezzar From the Ishtar Gate
The Ishtar Gate was an impressive ornamented and inscribed brick structure with a blue glaze from the reign of the Neo-Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar II.