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Antike Kunst; Art antique; Arte antica; Arte antiguo

An Index of Ancient Art Websites

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Aegean   Africa   Archaeology   Bronze Age   Cave art, rock art  Crete  Egypt   Etruscan   Greek   Roman   Mesopotania   Neolithic   North America   Persian   Pre-Columbian   Prehistoric

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Aegean/Cretan art, civilization and history

Aegeo-Balkan Prehistory
The Aegeo-Balkan Prehistory Project
An extensive collection of articles. Search the database or simply browse by topic, region and site. The site currently contains more then 800 entries covering the northern and central Aegean, the Balkans and western Anatolia during the 2nd millennium, but extending to late 3rd and early 1st millennia as well. Several links to related websites.

Crete, Minoan civilization, Knossos

The Heraklion Archaeological Museum

Minoan Crete
The Minoans created the first known civilization in Europe. The site provides photographs and some very basic information about all the major and some of the minor archaeological sites of Bronze Age civilisation in Crete.

Minoans: Ancient Civilization of Crete. A documentary on YouTube.

The Palace at Knossos, Crete.

The Palace of Knossos
Knossos is the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete. It is probably the ceremonial and political centre of the Minoan civilization and culture.

Knossos
A website from Heraklion Greece.

Knossos
A website from Ancient Wisdom.

The Minoan eruption. Wikipedia entry.

Minoan civilization. Wikipedia entry.

Thera Foundation
The purpose of the foundation is to promote the study of archaeology, geology, art history and other cultural events as they pertain to Greece and Santorini in the context of the Mediterranean. Through the ages Thera has played an important role within the Aegean and Mediterranean world.

Cyprus museums and galleries. A web directory.

Epheseus. An Ephesus Guide
Historical information about Ephesus, along with 3D Virtual Reality Tours powered by 3D Live Pix.

Mestni muzej Ljubljana

Narodni muzej Slovenije

Prehistoric Archaeology of the Aegean Bronze Age.

African art

BBC timeline of ancient Egyptian art.

Prehistoric African Art
A variety of ecological and topographical areas dominate Africa.

Theban Mapping Project. The Valley of the Kings
Discover each tomb in the Valley in this interactive Atlas. A database of information about each tomb, with a compilation of nearly 2,000 images. Interact with models of each tomb, and measure, pan, and zoom over 250.

Anasazi Heritage Center, Colorado.
The Anasazi Heritage Center is a museum of the Ancestral Puebloan (or Anasazi) culture and other Native cultures in the Four Corners region. It is also the starting point for visits to Canyons of the Ancients National Monument .

Ancient Art internet resources.
Ancient Near East Ancient Egypt, Minoan Crete & Mycenae, Ancient Greece, Etruscan, Ancient Rome.

Archaeology

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Babylon, Wikipedia entry.

Bronze age


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Egypt

See also: Egyptian Art

BBC timeline of ancient Egyptian art.

The Gregorian Egyptian Museum

Theban Mapping Project. The Valley of the Kings
Discover each tomb in the Valley in this interactive Atlas. A database of information about each tomb, with a compilation of nearly 2,000 images. Interact with models of each tomb, and measure, pan, and zoom over 250 detailed maps, elevations, and sections.

Epheseus

Ephesus. An Ephesus Guide
Historical information about Ephesus, along with 3D Virtual Reality Tours powered by 3D Live Pix.

Etruscan art

Etruscan Art. A Thematic Essay. Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
Metroplitan Museum of Art

Etruscan Art
The George Ortiz Collection

Etruscan Art
Dr. Rozmeri Basic, University of Oklahoma.
Sculptures, bronzes, pottery, architecture, tombs.

Etruscan Art (9th–1st Centuries BC (275 selected works)
Musée du Louvre, Paris

Etruscan Art
Gregorian Etruscan Museum, Rome.

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Galleries selling ancient art

Medusa Ancient Art
Medusa Art is an online leader in appraising, buying and selling ancient antiquities, including Egyptian art, Greek art, Islamic art, Roman jewelry, glass, gems & bronze.

The Getty Museum ancient art collection.

Greek art

See also: Greek art

Ancient Greek Clothing

The Ancient City of Athens Sites and Monuments

Architecture in Ancient Greece
Metropolitan Museum of Art

Architecture in Ancient Greece. A catalogue of buildings, from The Perseus Project.

The Origins of Greek Art, the Bronze Age, and the Geometric Style (3200-720 BC)
The Musée du Louvre, Paris

The Beazley Archive

Beazley Archive, University of Oxford
The Classical Art Research centre


Cycladic Art Museum, Greece.

Greek antiquities in the Louvre, Paris.

Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History (Ancient Greece)
Metropolitan Museum of Art

Hellenistic sculpture.
Images from Wikimedia.

Greek painters. Ancient Greek vase painters, from   Artcyclopedia.

Minoan Crete
The Minoans created the first known civilization in Europe. The site provides photographs and some very basic information about all the major and some of the minor archaeological sites of Bronze Age civilisation in Crete

Mycenaean culture.
Images of pottery and mask and Linear B tablets. Wikimedia.

The Palace at Knossos, Crete.

Pottery. Ancient Greek pottery, by shape.
Wikimedia commons.

Sculpture

The Beazley Archive, Oxford University.

Greek Sculpture
Jeffery Howe's Digital Archive of Art, Boston College.

Elgin Marbles
History of the Elgin Marbles (Athens, Greece)

Temples. Ancient Greek temples in Greece.
Wikimedia

Ancient Greek art, Wikipedia entry.

Journals

Antiquity Journal
Quarterly journal of archaeological research with an archive, gallery, FAQ, events
and announcement, and reviews.

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Megalithic and Neolithic art

Images of Megalithic sites in the British Isles
Clive Ruggles, Leicester University

Neolithic Art in the The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.

Neolithic art history resources on the internet.

Stonehenge

Stonehenge
English Heritage site.

Stonehenge
A web index by Christopher L. C. E. Witcombe.
Stonehenge: A 3-D Ancient Wonder
Use arrow keys to move around a computer-generated reconstruction.

Stonehenge
Digital Imaging Project

Mesopotanian art

The Middle East

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Near Eastern art

Neolithic art

Stonehenge
English Heritage site.

Stonehenge
A web index by Christopher L. C. E. Witcombe.
Stonehenge: A 3-D Ancient Wonder
Use arrow keys to move around a computer-generated reconstruction.

Stonehenge
Digital Imaging Project

North America

See also: South America

Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies

The Hohokam

The Paleoamericans:
Issues and Evidence Relating to the Peopling of the New World.
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Palaeolithic art, cave and rock art

See also below:

Persian art

Persian art through the centuries.

Iran, Iraq

Middle East

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Pre-Columbian art, Mesoamerican art

Prehistoric art, rock art, cave art

See also above

African Rock Art of the Central Zone
Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Bradshaw Foundation

The Bradshaw Foundation
A non-profit making organisation dedicated to the study, recording and protection of rock art. Aims, directors, CD-rom, types and examples of rock art from across the world.

China Rock Art Archive


Aegeo-Balkan Prehistory
The Aegeo-Balkan Prehistory Project
An extensive collection of articles. Search the database or simply browse by topic, region and site.

California

This site contains captioned rock art pages of mostly lesser known petroglyph and pictograph sites in the California Deserts www.petroglyphs.us



Centro Studi e Museo d'Arte Preistorica
Study Centre and Museum of Prehistoric Art, Pinerolo, Italia.

The State Hermitage Museum: Collection Highlights
Prehistoric Art

Prehistoric Art & Ancient Art
The Art History Archive

EuroPreArt
A database of European Prehistoric Art.

Lepenski Vir
A series of Mesolithic villages located on a high sandy terrace of the Danube River, on the Serbian bank of the Iron Gates Gorge.

Göbekli Tepe, in German.

Prehistoric Art Expressions from India

North American rock art

The Hohokam

The Paleoamericans:
Issues and Evidence Relating to the Peopling of the New World.
Rock Art Net
A project to provide information about online Rock Art resources. By Footsteps of Man (Orme dell'Uomo).

Rock Art Foundation
The Rock Art Foundation exists to promote the conservation and study of the Native American rock art in the Lower Pecos region of Southwest Texas.
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Roman/ancient Roman art

Roman Art: Thematic Essays (through the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History)

Ancient sites of Roma
Encyclopaedia Romana

Ancient Rome for Kids

A History of Ancient Rome
A History of Ancient Rome. Romulus and Remus · Roman Houses · The Roman Army · Roman Slaves · The Roman Army and warfare ...
The History Learning Site.

Ancient Rome in 3D - Google Earth

Ancient Rome
A Russian site, with an image database at The Database of Ancient Art

The George Ortiz collection of Ancient Roman art.

Images of Rome (Kalervo Koskimies)

Architecture

Arquitectura de la Antigua Roma

Classical architecture. Wikipedia, entry.

Ancient Roman architecture, Wikipedia entry.

Ancient Roman Architecture - Great Buildings Online
Great Buildings Online provides images and commentary on some of the best-known buildings of the Roman world.

The Classical order in Greek and Roman architecture. The styles of classical column.

The history of the Roman Empire
from Hadrian's wall in the north of England to Cappadocia (Turkey) at the Black sea. Archeeology, museums displaying ancient Roman art, texts, political history. From The-Romans-Eu

Museum pieces
Here you find over 750 pictures of Roman artwork in museums all over the world. Romans-Eu

Sculpture

The Ancient Sculpture Gallery


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Stone age art

Venus Figures from the Stone Age
Don's Maps, by Don Hitchcock

Sumer

Sumer. The ancient art of Sumeria, Wikipedia entry.

Sumerian Language Page
Compiled lexicon, detailed FAQ, extensive Mesopotanian links.

ETCSL: The Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature
Translations of more than 400 Sumerian literary texts.

PSD: The Pennsylvania Sumerian Dictionary

CDLI: Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative
Sumerian texts in transliteration, largely from the Early Dynastic and Ur III periods, accessible with images.

Wikipedia entry on ancient art.

Arabian, Arabic art

See also: Middle Eastern Art   Islamic Art   Iran, Iraq

Arab.net. Countries covered:
Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine,  Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria,Tunisia, UnitedArab emirates, Yemen.







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