The History Behind the Vitruvian Man
The story sounds like a Dan Brown thriller: Leonardo Da Vinci’s notebooks contain a skillfully executed, albeit curious image. ARead more.
The Palace of Knossos
When we think about the birth of western civilization, we recall Knossos and its stunning palace. Crete is called theRead more.
The Colosseum: A Symbol of Gory Glory
By Mónica Correa, contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom While the Roman Empire bequeathed us many splendid structures, from the Pantheon inRead more.
The 13 Most Important Buildings in Ancient Alexandria, Egypt
An important center of Hellenistic civilization, Alexandria was the capital of Ptolemaic Egypt, Roman and Byzantine Egypt for almost 1,000Read more.
The 7 Wonders of the Ancient World “Reconstructed” with GIFs
Finally technology is being put to good use! The 7 Wonders of the Ancient World was a list of must-seeRead more.
The Best of Roman Architecture
By Mark Miller, Contributing Writer, Ancient Origins Ancient Rome borrowed from ancient Greece for architecture, among other things, but thenRead more.
Not Just Another Column
What’s in a column? To the Ancient Greeks, the standing pillar was more than just a way to hold upRead more.
Roman Concrete: A Forgotten Stroke of Genius
I can hear some of you thinking now: Concrete? Is she really writing about concrete? Believe me, reader, the sameRead more.
The Mausoleum of Augustus: Propaganda, Deification and Dynasty
By Ben Potter The story of Augustus (née Octavian) is one of those tales from the classical world familiar evenRead more.