The Attalid Dynasty ruled an empire from their capital at Pergamon during the 3rd and 2nd century BCE. Fighting for their place in the turbulent world following the death of Alexander the Great, the Attalids briefly flourished with Pergamon...
The Hellenistic World: The World of Alexander the Great
The Hellenistic World (from the Greek word Hellas for Greece) is the known world after the conquests of Alexander the Great and corresponds roughly with the Hellenistic Period of ancient...
The Eastern Perspective on the Trinity
All too often, the Eastern perspective on the Trinity is mistakenly overlooked by Western society in the study of Church History. This is unfortunate, for men like Gregory of Nazianzus (329–390 CE) and John of Damascus (676–749...
Shiva - The God Of Destruction
Shiva, one of the God Heads in the Trimurti (or trinity) is the most powerful and complex God in the Hindu religion. Shiva is the destructive force in life, but Shiva dissolves to leave room for creation. Watch the video to find out more...
Knossos Crete - The palace of Knossos - ancient
Knossos nearby Heraklion Crete. Shot by HD-video. The great ancient Minoan palace was built gradually between 1700 and 1400 BC, with periodic rebuildings after destruction. Go and vist Crete your self. Video-editing, background music etc...
Seleucid Silver Tetradrachm Depicting an Elephant
This silver tetradrachm coin belonged to Seleucos I. It depicts a striding elephant. Reign of Seleucos I Nicator, 305-281 BCE. Minted in modern-day Iran. Donated by Richard Payne Knight. (The British Museum, London).
Tetradrachm Coin from Seleucid Syria
This is a silver tetradrachm coin. Reign of Seleucos I Nicator, 305-281 BCE. From Seleucid Syria. Donated by the Bank of England. (The British Museum, London).
Dolphin Fresco, Knossos, Crete
A detail of the dolphin fresco, the Minoan palace of Knossos, Crete, (1700-1450 BCE)
Jadeite Olmec Mask
A mask of jadeite from the Olmec civilization of the Gulf coast, Mesoamerica, 900-500 BCE. Provenance: Rio Pesquero, Mexico. (Dallas Museum of Art)
Athenian Silver Tetradrachm
Silver tetradrachm from Athens, 479-454 BCE. O: Head of Athena. R: Owl and olive branch.