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Greek Theatre Architecture
Article by Mark Cartwright

Greek Theatre Architecture

The ancient Greeks built open-air theatres where the public could watch the performances of Greek comedy, tragedy, and satyr plays. They then exported the idea to their colonies throughout the Aegean so that theatres became a typical feature...
The Ruins at Mitla
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The Ruins at Mitla

Mitla is a short distance from the home of Porfirio Gutierrez & family in Teotitlán del Valle, Oaxaca, Mexico. The ruins at Mitla give a glimpse of the former glory of the Zapotec civilization and how it lives to inspire the weavers of today...
Roman Emperor Otho
Image by Mary Harrsch (Photographed at the Musèe du Louvre)

Roman Emperor Otho

A marble representation of the Roman Emperor Otho, 69 CE. (Louvre, Paris)
European Depiction of a Victorious Saladin
Image by Gustav Dore

European Depiction of a Victorious Saladin

A romanticized portrait of Saladin, by Gustav Dore (made in the 19th century).
Stoa of Attalos, Athens
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Stoa of Attalos, Athens

The Stoa of Attalos in Athens was built by Attalos II of Pergamon (r. 159-138 BCE) and stands reconstructed in the Agora today.
Stoa of Attalos, Athens
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Stoa of Attalos, Athens

Modern r-construction of the original Stoa of Attalos, 159-138 BCE, Athens.
Ephesus
Definition by Joshua J. Mark

Ephesus

According legend, Ephesus (also Ephesos) was founded by the tribe of the Amazons, great female warriors. The name of the city is thought to have been derived from "Apasas", the name of a city in the "Kingdom of Arzawa"...
Ancient Celtic Torcs
Article by Mark Cartwright

Ancient Celtic Torcs

In ancient Celtic cultures, torcs were a common form of jewellery and were made from bronze, copper, silver, and gold. Torcs were not just exquisite works of Celtic art but also identified the wearer’s status and perhaps were believed to...
A Tour in Ancient Athens
Article by Spyros Kamilalis

A Tour in Ancient Athens

Athens is mostly associated with its ancient past rather than its modern turbulent state of the latest two hundred years. While walking the centre of the luminous city, the visitor can easily observe both ends of Hellenic culture. The city...
The Athenian Agora in the Roman Era
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The Athenian Agora in the Roman Era

Greece became a Roman province in 146 BCE after the Roman general Mummius destroyed the Greek capital city of Corinth. Athens did not convert to Roman ways so quickly, however. The city and its building programs remained relatively static...