Apollo of Piombino
The Apollo of Piombino or the Piombino Boy is a famous Greek bronze statuette in late Archaic style that depicts the god as a kouros or youth, or it may be a worshipper bringing an offering. The bronz...
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Farnese Hercules
The Farnese Hercules is an ancient statue of Hercules, probably an enlarged copy made in the early third century AD and signed by Glykon, from an original by Lysippos (or one of his circle) that would...
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Winged Victory of Samothrace
The Winged Victory of Samothrace, also called the Nike of Samothrace, is a 2nd-century BC marble sculpture of the Greek goddess Nike (Victory). Since 1884, it has been prominently displayed at the Lou...
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Tell Asmar Hoard
The twelve statues known collectively as the Tell Asmar Hoard (Early Dynastic I-II, ca. 2900-2550 B.C.) were unearthed in 1933 at Eshnunna (modern Tell Asmar) in the Diyala Region of Iraq. Despite sub...
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UCL Institute of Archaeology
The UCL Institute of Archaeology is an academic department of the Social & Historical Sciences Faculty of University College London (UCL), England which it joined in 1986. It is currently one of t...
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Venus Callipyge
The Venus Callipyge, also known as the Aphrodite Kallipygos (Greek: Ἀφροδίτη Καλλίπυγος) or the Callipygian Venus, all literally meaning "Venus (or Aphrodite) of the beautiful buttocks", is an Anc...
Stele of Zakkur
The Stele of Zakkur (or Zakir) is a royal stele of King Zakkur of Hamath and Luhuti (or Lu'aš) in the province Nuhašše of Syria, who ruled around 785 BC.The Stele was discovered in 1903 at Tell Afis (...
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Pazyryk burials
88°09′11″E / 49.579°N 88.153°E / 49.579; 88.153The Pazyryk (Russian: Пазырык) burials are a number of Scythian Iron Age tombs found in the Pazyryk Valley of the Ukok plat...
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Gebel el-Arak Knife
The Gebel el-Arak Knife is an ivory and flint knife dating from the Naqada II d period of Egyptian prehistory, starting circa 3450 BC. The knife was purchased in 1914 in Cairo by Georges Aaron Bénédit...
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Courtenay Adrian Ilbert
Courtenay Adrian Ilbert (1888–1956), a professional civil engineer interested in horology, was a notable private collector of watches. He brought together the most important collection of watches eve...
Lyres of Ur
The Lyres of Ur or Harps of Ur are considered to be the world's oldest surviving stringed instruments. In 1929, archaeologists discovered pieces of three lyres and one harp in Ur, located in what was...
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Venus de Milo
Aphrodite of Milos (Greek: Ἀφροδίτη τῆς Μήλου, Aphroditē tēs Mēlou), better known as the Venus de Milo, is an ancient Greek statue and one of the most famous works of ancient Greek sculpture. Crea...
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Pseudo-Seneca
The Pseudo-Seneca is a Roman bronze bust of the late 1st century BCE that was discovered in the Villa of the Papyri at Herculaneum in 1754, the finest example of about two dozen examples depicting the...
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Farnese Bull
The Farnese Bull, formerly in the Farnese collection in Rome, is a massive Hellenistic sculpture. It is the largest single sculpture ever recovered from antiquity to date. Pliny the Elder identified a...
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Stele of the Vultures
The Stele of the Vultures is a monument from the Early Dynastic III period (2600–2350 BC) in Mesopotamia celebrating a victory of the city-state of Lagash over its neighbour Umma. It shows various bat...
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Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art
0°7′49″W / 51.52472°N 0.13028°W / 51.52472; -0.13028The Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art is a collection of Chinese ceramics and related items in London, England. The...
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Venus figurines of Mal'ta
The Venus figurines of Mal’ta (also: Malta) are several palaeolithic figurines of women found in Siberia, Russia.They consist most often of ivory. Delporte writes of 29 figurines altogether. They are ...
Seated Hermes
The bronze Seated Hermes, found at the Villa of the Papyri in Herculaneum in 1758, is at the National Archaeological Museum of Naples. "This statue was probably the most celebrated work of art discove...
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Solokha
34°11′E / 47.417°N 34.183°E / 47.417; 34.183The Solokha (Солоха) kurgan is on the left bank of the Dnepr, 18 km from Velikaya Znamenka, opposite Nikopol, in eastern Ukrai...
Secret Museum, Naples
The term Secret Museum or Secret Cabinet (Gabinetto Segreto) principally refers to the collection of erotic or sexually explicit finds from Pompeii, held in separate galleries in the Naples National A...
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Oglakhty
Oglahty (Russian: Оглахты) is a mountain range and a burial complex of Tashtyk culture located 60 km north of Minusinsk, Khakassia, Russia, on the right bank of Yenisei River. Oglahty burials are...
Code of Hammurabi
The Code of Hammurabi is a well-preserved Babylonian law code of ancient Mesopotamia, dating back to about 1754 BC. It is one of the oldest deciphered writings of significant length in the world. Th...
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