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Gallery of Elizabeth I Portraits
Image Galleryby Mark Cartwright

Gallery of Elizabeth I Portraits

Elizabeth I of England (r. 1558-1603) carefully controlled her image, whether it be through costume, processions, literature, coinage, or the annual festivities organised to celebrate her succession. In an age where few would ever see their...
Fayum Mummy Portraits
Image Galleryby Arienne King

Fayum Mummy Portraits

The Fayum mummy portraits were lifelike images painted on thin wooden panels and placed directly over the mummy in Roman Egypt. The vast majority of them date to the 1st and 2nd centuries CE. Hundreds of mummy portraits have been excavated...
Portugal & the Age of Exploration
Collectionby Mark Cartwright

Portugal & the Age of Exploration

The Portuguese built an empire from 1420 onwards that was largely composed of trade centres dotted around the coasts of three continents. This colonial enterprise was driven by a search for African gold, Asian spices, and Christian kingdoms...
Imagining the Amazons: Women Warriors in Greco-Roman Art
Image Galleryby Arienne King

Imagining the Amazons: Women Warriors in Greco-Roman Art

Amazon warriors frequently appeared in the art, literature, and mythology of the ancient Greeks and Romans. The idea of a female warrior society existing on the fringes of civilization continues to capture the imagination of modern generations...
Same-Sex Love & Courtship in the Ancient Mediterranean
Image Galleryby Arienne King

Same-Sex Love & Courtship in the Ancient Mediterranean

This gallery explores the expression of same-sex love in the ancient Mediterranean through art. The Mediterranean was home to many cultures and societies, each with differing views on gender, sex, and relationships. Art was used to celebrate...
30 of Japan's Finest Castles
Image Galleryby Arienne King

30 of Japan's Finest Castles

This image gallery includes 30 of the finest castles in Japan, based on their level of preservation as well as their architectural and cultural heritage. It is by no means an exhaustive list, as Japan has produced countless castles worthy...
Ancient China - A Collection of Culture
Image Galleryby Emily Mark

Ancient China - A Collection of Culture

In this gallery, we showcase some of China's historical landmarks. China is one of the oldest cultures in the world, beginning over 7000 years ago with the Chinese "Cradle of Civilization" in the Yellow River Valley of Henan Province. Among...
A Gallery of Historical Maps
Image Galleryby Mark Cartwright

A Gallery of Historical Maps

This gallery of 30 maps traces the history of cartography, with examples of maps made by cultures from the Paleolithic to the early modern period. The maps cover cities, states, continents, sometimes the entire world as it was known at the...
Artistic Expression in Ancient China
Image Galleryby Emily Mark

Artistic Expression in Ancient China

Art in the ancient world was initially associated with ceremonial ritual but, in time, began featuring subjects related to everyday life and the common people. The Chinese were among the first civilizations to create a narrative of their...
Evolution of Armor Throughout The Ages
Image Galleryby Arienne King

Evolution of Armor Throughout The Ages

This collection explores the evolution of arms and armour around the world, from ancient times to the early modern period. Although it is by no means a complete list of the varied gear carried into warfare throughout history, it takes a look...
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