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Seven Against Thebes
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Seven Against Thebes

High terracotta Etruscan relief depicting scenes from the myth of the Seven Against Thebes. It decorated the back of the temple of the sanctuary at Pyrgi, 470-460 BCE, National Etruscan Museum of Villa Giulia, Rome.
Crates of Thebes by Giordano
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Crates of Thebes by Giordano

Crates of Thebes by Luca Giordano, 1650 CE, Palazzo Barberini, Rome.
Crates of Thebes [Painting]
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Crates of Thebes [Painting]

A portrait of the Greek Cynic philosopher Crates of Thebes by an unknown painter from the circle of Domenico Feti.
Attic Oil Flask Depicting a Scene from Seven Against Thebes
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Attic Oil Flask Depicting a Scene from Seven Against Thebes

This image of a young warrior cutting his hair before battle may reflect a scene in Seven against Thebes, a tragedy by Aeschylus. The seven heroes knew that only one of them would survive battle. Each cut a lock of his hair and tied it to...
Ancient Greek Tragedy
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Ancient Greek Tragedy

Greek tragedy was a popular and influential form of drama performed in theatres across ancient Greece from the late 6th century BCE. The most famous playwrights of the genre were Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides and many of their works...
Avenue of the Sphinxes, Thebes
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Avenue of the Sphinxes, Thebes

The Avenue of the Sphinxes is a 3km ancient processional route that once linked Luxor temple with the Temple of Mut at Karnak to the south. The avenue and sphinxes were built during the reign of Nectanebo I (380-363 BC) who ruled during the...
The Kingdom of Kush
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The Kingdom of Kush

Kush was a kingdom in northern Africa in the region corresponding to modern-day Sudan. The larger region around Kush (later referred to as Nubia) was inhabited c. 8,000 BCE but the Kingdom of Kush rose much later. The Kerma Culture, so named...
Ancient Egyptian Warfare
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Ancient Egyptian Warfare

The Narmer Palette, an ancient Egyptian ceremonial engraving, depicts the great king Narmer (c. 3150 BCE) conquering his enemies with the support and approval of his gods. This piece, dating from c. 3200-3000 BCE, was initially thought to...
Egyptian Gods - The Complete List
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Egyptian Gods - The Complete List

The gods and goddesses of Ancient Egypt were an integral part of the people's everyday lives. It is not surprising then that there were over 2,000 deities in the Egyptian pantheon. Some of these deities' names are well known: Isis, Osiris...
Units of History - The Sacred Band of Thebes
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Units of History - The Sacred Band of Thebes

In this ancient history documentary we take a closer look at one of the most famous units of history, the Sacred Band of Thebes. The video begins with an over view of the the history of Thebes. We cover its mythology, founding in the bronze...
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