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Background imageAncient Collection: Tower of the Winds in Athens, ancient Greece

Tower of the Winds in Athens, ancient Greece
Tower of the Winds topped by a weathervane of Triton, and with sundials on the outer walls, ancient Athens. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAncient Collection: Map of ancient Rome

Map of ancient Rome
City plan of ancient Rome. Lithograph

Background imageAncient Collection: Map of Britain in 597 AD

Map of Britain in 597 AD
Map of territory controlled by Celts, Picts, Anglos, Saxons, and other tribes in Britain in 597 AD. Printed color lithograph of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAncient Collection: Ancient Greece and its colonies around the Aegean

Ancient Greece and its colonies around the Aegean
Map of the Aegean Sea in the time of ancient Greece. Printed color lithograph of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAncient Collection: Hanging gardens of Babylon

Hanging gardens of Babylon
Hanging Gardens of ancient Babylon. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAncient Collection: Battle of Cannae plan, 216 BC

Battle of Cannae plan, 216 BC
Map of the Battle of Cannae, in which Hannibal defeated the Romans during the Second Punic War, 216 BC. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAncient Collection: Jesus calming the storm on the Sea of Galilee

Jesus calming the storm on the Sea of Galilee
Jesus calms the waters among frightened disciples in a boat. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAncient Collection: Ancient Greek empire

Ancient Greek empire
Map of ancient Greece and its colonies. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illlustration

Background imageAncient Collection: Map of ancient Palestine kingdoms of Judah and Israel

Map of ancient Palestine kingdoms of Judah and Israel
Map of Phoenicia and Judea in the time of King Solomon, 10th century BC. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAncient Collection: Maps of Italy in ancient times

Maps of Italy in ancient times
Map of early tribes in Italy (top). of the Roman hills (lower left). and the vicinity of Rome (right) in the time of the Roman Empire. Printed color lithograph of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAncient Collection: Statue of Athena in the Parthenon of ancient Athens

Statue of Athena in the Parthenon of ancient Athens
Statue of the goddess Athena inside the Parthenon, ancient Athens. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAncient Collection: Last Supper of Jesus and the Apostles

Last Supper of Jesus and the Apostles
Jesus offering the Disciples wine at the Last Supper. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAncient Collection: Dionysus, or Bacchus, on his throne

Dionysus, or Bacchus, on his throne
Wall painting of the Roman deity Dionysus on his throne, from the ruins of Pompeii. Printed color lithograph reproduction

Background imageAncient Collection: Map of the Roman Empire

Map of the Roman Empire
Map showing the extent of the Roman Empire. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAncient Collection: Ancient Athens

Ancient Athens
Athens from the east, in the time of Hadrian. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAncient Collection: Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian columns

Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian columns
Classical styles of columns - Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian architecture. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAncient Collection: Hanging Gardens of Babylon

Hanging Gardens of Babylon
Babylons Hanging Gardens, one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAncient Collection: Map of Europe under the Roman Empire

Map of Europe under the Roman Empire
Map of Europe in the time of the Roman Empire. Printed color lithograph of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAncient Collection: Jews crossing the Jordan River with the Ark of the Covenant

Jews crossing the Jordan River with the Ark of the Covenant
Hebrews carrying the Ark of the Covenant across the Jordan River into the Promised Land. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAncient Collection: Ancient Greeks holding the pass of Thermopylae, 480 BC

Ancient Greeks holding the pass of Thermopylae, 480 BC
Greeks under Leonidas holding off the Persian invasion at Thermopylae, 480 BC. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAncient Collection: Battle of Actium, 31 BC

Battle of Actium, 31 BC
Sea battle of Actium, in which Octavius defeated Antony and Cleopatra, 31 BC. Hand colored wodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAncient Collection: Regions of Italy in the Roman Empire

Regions of Italy in the Roman Empire
Map of Italy, during the time of Caesar Augustus to Emperor Constantine. Color lithograph of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAncient Collection: Mycenae in ancient Greece, circa 1400 BC

Mycenae in ancient Greece, circa 1400 BC
Mycenae in ancient Greece at the height of its culture, circa 1400 BC. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAncient Collection: Mongol horseman

Mongol horseman
Mongol or Tartar horseman. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAncient Collection: Viking raid under Olaf I

Viking raid under Olaf I
Viking raid along the English Channel led by Olaf Tryggvason, 900s AD. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAncient Collection: Assyrian king in his chariot

Assyrian king in his chariot returning from battle. Color lithograph reproduction of a bas-relief sculpture from Nineveh

Background imageAncient Collection: Map of the Peloponnesus of ancient Greece

Map of the Peloponnesus of ancient Greece. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAncient Collection: Pantheon interior, ancient Rome

Pantheon interior, ancient Rome
Interior of the Pantheon in ancient Rome. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAncient Collection: Celtic bronze swords

Celtic bronze swords
Bronze swords of the Celts, found in Ireland. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration of artifacts

Background imageAncient Collection: Ancient Greek marathon

Ancient Greek marathon
Foot-race in ancient Greece. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAncient Collection: Parthenon in ancient Athens

Parthenon in ancient Athens
The Parthenon atop the Acropolis at the height of Athens power, 400s BC. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAncient Collection: Druid carrying mistletoe

Druid carrying mistletoe and a sickle. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAncient Collection: Prehistoric cave art of a bull, Altamira, Spain

Prehistoric cave art of a bull, Altamira, Spain
Prehistoric cave painting of a bull, Altamira, Spain. Color halftone reproduction

Background imageAncient Collection: Pyramids along the Nile

Pyramids along the Nile
Pyramids at Gizeh, with dhows on the Nile River in Egypt. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAncient Collection: Chariot race in ancient Rome

Chariot race in ancient Rome
Chariot race in the Circus Maximus of ancient Rome. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAncient Collection: Road from ancient Athens to Eleusis

Road from ancient Athens to Eleusis
Temple of Aphrodite (left) on the road from Eleusis to Athens, ancient Greece. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAncient Collection: Mongol soldiers demonstrating their horsemanship

Mongol soldiers demonstrating their horsemanship
Mongol warriors showing their horsemanship to the Chinese forces of Hung-Wu. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAncient Collection: Chart of some early alphabets

Chart of some early alphabets
Various ancient alphabets: Coptic, Syriac, Ethioptic, Gothic, and Illyrian (Servian). Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAncient Collection: Trephination evidence in an Inca skull

Trephination evidence in an Inca skull
Inca skull showing evidence of prehistoric trephining or brain surgery in Peru. Woodcut with a watercolor wash

Background imageAncient Collection: Druids collecting sacred mistletoe

Druids collecting sacred mistletoe
Druid ceremony gathering mistletoe in the forest. Hand-colored engraving of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAncient Collection: A trireme, used by the ancient Greeks and Romans

A trireme, used by the ancient Greeks and Romans
A trireme, with three banks of oars, used by the ancient Greeks and Romans. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAncient Collection: Alexanders army prepares to destroy Persepolis

Alexanders army prepares to destroy Persepolis
Thais suggests that Alexander burn Persepolis, capitol of Persia, in 331 BC. Hand-colored halftone ireproduction of a 19th-century llustration

Background imageAncient Collection: Sun-god Ra on his daily journey, ancient Egypt

Sun-god Ra on his daily journey, ancient Egypt
Sun-god Ra embarking for his daily journey through Egypt. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of ancient Egyptian art

Background imageAncient Collection: Extent of the Persian empire

Extent of the Persian empire
Map of the ancient Persian empire. Printed color lithograph of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageAncient Collection: Ancient Mesopotamia

Ancient Mesopotamia
Map of the ancient Tigris and Euphrates region. Printed color 19th-century illustration

Background imageAncient Collection: Gladiator in a Roman arena

Gladiator in a Roman arena
Gladiator claiming victory after combat in ancient Rome. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a 19th-century painting by Gerome

Background imageAncient Collection: Jewish high priest and Levite in ancient Israel

Jewish high priest and Levite in ancient Israel
Jewish high priest and Levite conducting a ceremony, ancient Israel. Antique hand-colored woodcut

Background imageAncient Collection: Southern Palestine in ancient times

Southern Palestine in ancient times
Map of southern Palestine in ancient times. Printed color lithograph of a 19th-century illustration



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