ancient art

Forget the "idle" pyramids of Egypt and the "useless" temples of Greece, the aqueducts of ancient Rome are the "most marvelous structures in the whole world." So claimed Roman writers in the 1st…
You know Michelangelo had incredible skill, but did you know how dangerous the painting technique he used was?
In 9th century Iraq, potters who could master the lustre technique were considered alchemists - people who could turn dull clay into something almost gold. The British Museum teamed up with…

The story of Buddhist art in China is the story of the nation itself. Though the religion…

The ancient world was actually really colorful. Learn the history behind how we came to think of ancient statues as being white.
Archeologist's recent discovery of ancient cave paintings may change everything we know about human’s relationship to art.
The creators were believed capable of creating artworks that manifested divine powers on Earth, and the Ishtar Gate, offering entry into the imperial city of Babylon, was designed to be one such…
For 120 years, Rome and Carthage fought three protracted wars; at their conclusion, one people emerged as the major power in the Mediterranean, the other was wiped from existence.