Nazca Geoglyphs on Mountain Top
Flattened mountain at 3 km south of the city of Palpa, Peru with small geoglyphs similar to the larger ones in Nazca. Nasca and Palpa are now considered together as an UNESCO World Heritage Site (see http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/700). The...
Map of the Successor Kingdoms, c. 303 BCE
Map of the Diadochi successor kingdoms to Alexander the Great's empire, before the Battle of Ipsus (301 BCE).
Seleucus I Nicator
Portrait of Seleucus I Nicator ( Victor), one of the successors to the kingdom of Alexander the Great upon his death in 323 BCE. This portrait is Roman and is dated to the 1st or 2nd century CE. It was found in Syria. (Louvre Museum, Paris)
Seleucid Silver Tetradrachm Coin
This silver tetradrachm coin belonged to Seleucus I. Reign of Seleucus I Nicator, 305-281 BCE. From Seleucid Syria. Donated by the Bank of England. (The British Museum, London).
The Rise of the Seleukid Empire (323-223 BC): Seleukos I to Seleukos III
The day Alexander the Great died, his empire began to fall apart. With no clear succession plan and only an infant son’s tenuous claim to Alexander’s legacy, his generals were no longer united by common devotion to their leader...
The Mauryan Empire (322 BCE - 185 BCE) supplanted the earlier Magadha Kingdom to assume power over large tracts of eastern and northern India. At its height, the empire stretched over parts of modern Iran and almost the entire Indian subcontinent...
Sogdiana (or Sogdia) is a region in Central Asia between the mighty rivers Iaxartes in the north and Oxus in the south. Its eastern and western limits are more difficult to determine, especially since the toponym Sogdiana covered different...
The Great Jewish Revolt of 66 CE
The Roman Empire in the early 1st century CE was often regarded as the perfect empire. The outstanding military prowess of the Romans was used to expand the empire, and once the territories were acceptably pacified, Roman political power...
Lydian Relief: 5th Century BCE
This relief of a male holding a bird is from the 5th century BCE, found in modern day western Turkey near the ancient city of Thyatira. Thyatira was named such by Seleucos I Nicator around 290 BCE but prior to that it was an important city...