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Showing posts from May, 2011

Sarcophagus of Antakya

Lion hunting scene, sculpture on the Sarcophagus of Antakya, sidemara tomb in Archaeological Museum of Antakya, ancient Antioch, Turkey.

Titus Tunnel of Antioch

Titus Vespasianus Tunnel of Seleuceia ad Pierea, at Antioch’s ancient port near Samandag, to the southwest of Antakya, is a man-made canyon and canal built digging the rock during the 1st century A.D. to divert the river and prevent silting the harbor.

The Goddess and the Bull - Book Review

Catalhoyuk: An Archaeological Journey to the Dawn of Civilization:

Thousands of years before the pyramids were built in Egypt and the Trojan War was fought, a great civilization arose on the Anatolian plains. The Goddess and the Bull details the dramatic quest by archaeologists to unearth the buried secrets of human cultural evolution at this huge, spectacularly well-preserved 9500-year-old village in Turkey.

Here lie the origins of modern society -- the dawn of art, architecture, religion, family -- even the first tangible evidence of human self-awareness, the world's oldest mirrors.

Amazons: Ancient Myth or Reality?

Relief at Sebasteion: Ancient Aphrodisias School of Sculpture...

Achilles supporting the slumping figure of the Amazon queen Penthesilea whom he has mortally wounded. Her double headed axe slips from her hand. The queen had come to fight in the Trojan War against the invading Greeks. Between her being wounded and dying in his arms, the time presented here, Achilles fell in love with her. - Museum of Aphrodisias.

Amazons: Ancient Myth or Reality?

The Amazons are a nation of all-female warriors in Classical antiquity and Greek mythology. Were they just a romantic ancient myth or reality?