Ammon is the name of a Libyan deity and his oracle in the desert. It became famous after Alexander the Great made a detour to consult the god. The modern name is Siwa. Oracle at Siwa Ammon was a Libyan deity, whose oracle was situated...
Amun (also Amon, Ammon, Amen) is the ancient Egyptian god of the sun and air. He is one of the most important gods of ancient Egypt who rose to prominence at Thebes at the beginning of the period of the New Kingdom (c. 1570-1069 BCE). He...
Amen or Ammon, from a bronze in the Louvre. Height 22·04 inches. From "A history of art in ancient Egypt, Vol. I (of 2)" (1883).
Alexander the Great as a God
The age-old concept of the “divine right of kings” allowed that a country’s ruler received his or her power or authority from God. However, few, if any, were delusional enough to actually believe themselves to be a god. ...
Shamanism in Ancient Korea
Shamanism was widely practised in Korea from prehistoric times right up to the modern era. It is a belief system which originated in north-east Asian and Arctic cultures, and although the term shamanism has since acquired a wider meaning...
Alexander as Ammon-Zeus
Silver tetradrachm from Thrace, reign of Lysimachus, 323-281 BCE. Head of Alexander as Ammon-Zeus. (Alpha Bank Numismatics Museum, Corfu)
Yin and Yang
The Chinese yin and yang are an important element of Chinese philosophy and religion, representing the principle that all things exist as inseparable and contradictory opposites, the correct balance of which creates harmony. They are mutually...
Yazilikaya Hittite Rock Sanctuary
Yazılıkaya is a Hittite rock sanctuary located about 1.5 kilometres northeast of Hattusa, the capital city of the Hittite Empire in the late Bronze Age. It is the largest known Hittite rock monument. The sanctuary consisted of a temple-like...
Wine Vase with Berenice II
Berenice II (c. 266 - 221 BCE) is represented as Agathe Tyche, the goddess of Good Fortune, on a type of faience wine vase called oinochoe (Alexandria, ca. 245-200 BCE, Getty inv. 96.AI.58).
Map of the Levant circa 830 BCE
A map of Palestine circa 830 BC, showing the kingdoms of Israel and Judah, as well as the surrounding kingdoms and tribes.