Folio of Early Pauline Espitles
A folio from P46, an early 3rd century collection of Pauline epistles. Folio from Papyrus 46, an early 3rd century collection of Pauline epistles, containing 2 Corinthians 11:33-12:9 Transcription (the bracketed portions are illegible...
Ten Notorious French Pirates
Piracy has involved many nationalities over the centuries, but one of the prominent groups in the medieval and early modern periods was the French pirates, who terrorised the Atlantic, the Caribbean, and the Indian Ocean. French writers often...
Apocalypse (Greek: apokalypsis, an "unveiling of secrets") is not an event, but a text that contains prophesies concerning God’s future intervention, and apocalypticism is a reference for attitudes and worldviews in biblical and non-canonical...
Napoleon in Aachen by Henri-Paul Motte
A painting (dated 1898) of a fictionalised event in which Napoleon (1769-1821) looks upon Charlemagne's imperial crown in Aachen, Germany, to symbolise the continuity between one European conqueror and another. Current location unknown.
The Calydonian Boar Hunt, Peter Paul Rubens
Listen to an audio commentary about a painting in the J. Paul Getty Museum's collection. The Calydonian Boar Hunt, Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish, about 1611 - 1612, oil on panel http://www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/artObjectDetails?artobj=267599...
Christianity is a monotheistic, deontological, grass-roots, Jewish sectarian movement that focuses upon the life, teachings, and mission of Jesus of Nazareth (also known as Jesus the Christ). It began in Jerusalem in Judea in the 1st century...
The Origin of Satan
Satan, or the Devil, is one of the best-known characters in the Western traditions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Surprisingly, this entity was a late-comer in the ancient world. Satan, as a totally evil being, is nowhere to be found...
Dr. Paul Minnis: Paquime
In this "Tea and Archaeology" lecture, sponsored by Archaeology Southwest, Dr. Minnis describes research conducted in the other half of the "Southwest" culture area, where archaeologists are seeking to place what we know about Paquimé/Casas...
Ancient Asia Minor is a geographic region located in the south-western part of Asia comprising most of what is present-day Turkey. The earliest reference to the region comes from tablets of the Akkadian Dynasty (2334-2083 BCE) where it is...
Corinth was a Greek, Hellenistic and Roman city located on the isthmus which connects mainland Greece with the Peloponnese. Surrounded by fertile plains and blessed with natural springs, ancient Corinth was a centre of trade, had a naval...