Arts of the ancient world
Ancient art refers to the many types of art produced by the advanced cultures of ancient societies with some form of writing, such as those of ancient China, India, Mesopotamia, Persia, Israel, Egypt,...
Arts of the ancient world - Wikipedia
The ancient Jomon of Japan: History and Pictures
The Jomon culture, which encompasses a great expanse of time, constitutes Japan's Neolithic period. Its name is derived from the "cord markings" that characterize the ceramics made during this time. T...
The Sea People - Inscriptions in The Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III at Medinet Habu
Medinet Habu is a mortuary temple that was constructed for Ramesess III at Thebes in Upper Egypt. The temple decoration consists of a series of reliefs and texts telling of the many exploits of the ki...
Stunning 2200-Year-Old Mosaics Discovered in Ancient Greek City
  Three new mosaics were recently discovered in the ancient Greek city of Zeugma, which is located in the present-day province of Gaziantep in southern Turkey. The incredibly well-preserved mo...
Ten Amazing Artifacts from the Ancient World
There are undoubtedly millions of amazing artifacts from the ancient world that have served to shed light on the lives of our ancestors from many millennia ago. But some stand out for their uniqueness
Two more colossal pharaoh statues unveiled in Egypt
Archaeologists on Sunday unveiled two colossal statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III in Egypt's famed temple city of Luxor, adding to an existing pair of world-renowned tourist attractions.
Ancient Egyptian Art
Ancient Egyptian art refers to the style of painting, sculpture, crafts and architecture developed by the civilization in the lower Nile Valley from 5000 BC to 300 AD. Ancient Egyptian art was express...
Art of Ancient Egypt - Virtual Egyptian Museum
Museum with Egyptian and Mediterranean antiquities previously unavailable to the public. Includes stunning iridescent glass collection, bronze statuettes, shabtis, scarabs, amulets, jewelry, and mummy...
Chinese art - Treasures in Shanghai Museum
Video footage of some favourite works of art in Shanghai Museum: ancient chinese sculpture first, then bronze vessels, a couple of jade items and then finall...
Indian painting
http://www.indiart.com/ Experience the rich heritage of Indian Miniature Paintings rendered in numerous styles that evolved over the centuries. Journey throu...
Persian art
persian art dates back to thousands of years ago and has preserved its traditional forms in the modern world.
Korean art
Gray-blue, unpolished earthenware objects were made in the Gyeongsang-do region during the Silla period, and they are generally referred to as Silla earthenw...
Roman art
Virtual Tour.
Chinese art
A series of pictures where Chinese art is the theme.
Art of Ancient Egypt - Documentary
This is a video that I created for my online art appreciation course on Ancient Egyptian Art. It is really just a sampling of Egyptian art...so much to cover...
Art of Ancient Egypt
Ancient Egyptian art is the painting, sculpture, architecture and other arts produced by the civilization of Ancient Egypt in the lower Nile Valley from about 3000 BC to 100 AD. Ancient Egyptian art r...
Art of Ancient Egypt - Wikipedia
Assyrian art and architecture
The architecture of Mesopotamian is the ancient architecture of the region of the Tigris–Euphrates river system (also known as Mesopotamia), encompassing several distinct cultures and spanning a perio...
Assyrian art and architecture - Wikipedia
Chinese art
Chinese art is visual art that, whether ancient or modern, originated in or is practiced in China or by Chinese artists. The Chinese art in the Republic of China (Taiwan) and that of overseas Chinese ...
Chinese art - Wikipedia
Indian painting
Indian painting has a very long tradition and history in Indian art. The earliest Indian paintings were the rock paintings of pre-historic times, the petroglyphs as found in places like Bhimbetka rock...
Indian painting - Wikipedia
Indian sculpture
The first known sculpture in the Indian subcontinent is from the Indus Valley civilization (3300–1700 BC), found in sites at Mohenjo-daro and Harappa in modern-day Pakistan. These include the famous ...
Indian sculpture - Wikipedia
Jōmon period
The Jōmon period (縄文時代, Jōmon jidai) is the time in Prehistoric Japan from about 12,000 BC and in some cases cited as early as 14,500 BC to about 300 BC, when Japan was inhabited by a hunter-g...
Jōmon period - Wikipedia
Korean art
Korean arts include traditions in calligraphy, music, painting and pottery, often marked by the use of natural forms, surface decoration and bold colors or sounds.
The earliest examples of Korean ...
Korean art - Wikipedia
Persian art
Persian art or Iranian art has one of the richest art heritages in world history and encompasses many disciplines including architecture, painting, weaving, pottery, calligraphy, metalworking and ston...
Persian art - Wikipedia
Scythian art
Scythian art is art, primarily decorative objects, such as jewellery, produced by the nomadic tribes in the area known to the ancient Greeks as Scythia, which was centred on the Pontic-Caspian steppe ...
Scythian art - Wikipedia
Minoan pottery
Minoan pottery is more than Minoan civilization. Its restless sequence of quickly maturing artistic styles reveal something of Minoan patrons' pleasure in novelty while they assist archaeologists in ...
Minoan pottery - Wikipedia
Ancient Greek art
The arts of ancient Greece have exercised an enormous influence on the culture of many countries all over the world, particularly in the areas of sculpture and architecture. In the West, the art of th...
Roman art
Roman art refers to the visual arts made in Ancient Rome and in the territories of the Roman Empire. Roman art includes architecture, painting, sculpture and mosaic work. Luxury objects in metal-work...
Roman art - Wikipedia
Santa Prassede
The Basilica of Saint Praxedes (Latin: Basilica Sanctae Praxedis, Italian: Basilica di Santa Prassede all’Esquillino), commonly known in Italian as Santa Prassede, is an ancient titular church...
Santa Prassede - Wikipedia
Ahar rug
The Ahar carpet is a type of Azerbaijani carpet made in the town of Ahar in Ahar County near Mount Sabalan in Iran.
Over the last 30 years Ahar carpets have emerged as a recognizable group in the ...