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Civilization Collection

Background imageCivilization 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 imageCivilization Collection: Map of ancient Rome

Map of ancient Rome
City plan of ancient Rome. Lithograph

Background imageCivilization 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 imageCivilization Collection: Hanging gardens of Babylon

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

Background imageCivilization Collection: Ancient Greek empire

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

Background imageCivilization 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 imageCivilization 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 imageCivilization 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 imageCivilization 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 imageCivilization Collection: Ancient Athens

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

Background imageCivilization 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 imageCivilization 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 imageCivilization 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 imageCivilization 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 imageCivilization 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 imageCivilization 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 imageCivilization 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 imageCivilization 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 imageCivilization Collection: Map of the Peloponnesus of ancient Greece

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

Background imageCivilization 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 imageCivilization Collection: Ancient Greek marathon

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

Background imageCivilization 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 imageCivilization 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 imageCivilization 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 imageCivilization 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 imageCivilization Collection: EXPL2A-00139

EXPL2A-00139
Timbuktu in Africa, as drawn by Rene-Auguste Caillie, the first European visitor, 1828. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of Caillies illustration

Background imageCivilization Collection: NATL2A-00001

NATL2A-00001
Temple ceremony in an Aztec city. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCivilization Collection: Hand-colored woodcut

Hand-colored woodcut
Aztec tiger knight in a costume of cotton and a helmet made of wood, from a model in Spain. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCivilization 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 imageCivilization 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 imageCivilization 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 imageCivilization Collection: Ancient Mesopotamia

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

Background imageCivilization 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 imageCivilization Collection: Hair styles of Roman ladies

Hair styles of Roman ladies
Hair styles of ladies in ancient Rome. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCivilization Collection: Roman Empire, circa 200 AD

Roman Empire, circa 200 AD
Map of the Roman Empire in the third century. Printed color lithograph of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCivilization Collection: Egyptian deities separating night and day

Egyptian deities separating night and day
Ancient Egyptian deities Shu separating Sibu and Nuit. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of a painting on a mummy-case

Background imageCivilization Collection: Greek urn

Greek urn
Richly decorated Greek urn. Hand-colored 19th-century woodcut reproduction of an artifact

Background imageCivilization Collection: Phoenician ship in the Mediterranean

Phoenician ship in the Mediterranean
Phoenician galley passing the Rock of Gibraltar. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCivilization Collection: Ancient Olympia, Greece

Ancient Olympia, Greece
Olympia, site of the ancient Olympic Games. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCivilization Collection: Women of ancient Greece

Women of ancient Greece
Ancient Greek women and a priestess (background). Antique hand-colored print

Background imageCivilization Collection: Battle of Marathon, 490 BC

Battle of Marathon, 490 BC
Athenians repel Persian invaders at the Battle of Marathon, 490 BC. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCivilization Collection: Xerxes bridge of boats across the Hellespont, 480 BC

Xerxes bridge of boats across the Hellespont, 480 BC
Bridge of boats built by Xerxes Persian army across the Hellespont to invade Greek territory, 480 BC. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCivilization Collection: Ancient Phoenician traders in port

Ancient Phoenician traders in port
Phoenician sailors trading goods in an ancient Mediterranean seaport. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCivilization Collection: Aeropagus debating in ancient Athens

Aeropagus debating in ancient Athens
Gathering of the Areopagus, a deliberative court that met in the open air, ancient Athens. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCivilization Collection: Pharos, the lighthouse of ancient Alexandria

Pharos, the lighthouse of ancient Alexandria
Harbor and lighthouse of ancient Alexandria, a great center of Hellenistic culture and trade. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCivilization Collection: Ancient Olympic Games

Ancient Olympic Games
Racers cheered at the finish line in the Olympic Games, ancient Greece. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th century illustration

Background imageCivilization Collection: Spartacus leading a revolt of Roman gladiators

Spartacus leading a revolt of Roman gladiators
Death of Spartacus, a slave who led a gladiators revolt in ancient Rome in 71 BC. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCivilization Collection: Roman villa

Roman villa
Villa of a wealthy citizen of ancient Rome. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration



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