Colosseum (Rome, 1st century)

The most famous and most magnificent amphitheatre of Rome was built in the 1st century.

Acropolis (Athens, 5th century BC)

The world's most famous citadel, the Acropolis of Athens was built in the 5th century BC,...

Pantheon (Rome, 2nd century)

The ´Temple of all gods´ was built during the reign of the Roman Emperor Hadrian.

Venus figurines

These Palaeolithic statuettes probably symbolise fertility and prosperity.

Greek gods

The Olympian gods in ancient Greek mythology were as diverse as humans.

Theatre of Dionysus (Athens, 4th century BC)

The theatre that has a distinctive shape and excellent acoustics was situated at the side...

Circus Maximus (Rome)

The ancient Roman arena became well-known for the chariot races held here.

Wonders of the Ancient World

Today only one of the Wonders of the Ancient World is still intact: the Pyramids of Giza.

Pyramid of Djoser (Saqqara, 27th century BC)

The step pyramid, built in the 27th century BC, was the first pyramid in Egypt.

Neolithic settlements

As a result of the revolutionary advances in the Neolithic, settling human communities...

Types of ancient Greek columns

The Doric, Ionic and Corinthian order of columns are different in size and ornamentation...

Trojan horse

According to Homer’s epic, Odysseus’ Stratagem caused the loss of Troy.

Ancient Roman domus

Wealthy citizens in ancient Rome owned large houses with varied layouts of several rooms.

Great Wall of China

A series of fortifications built to prevent incursions from northern nomadic groups

Egyptian Pyramids (Giza, 26th century BC)

The Giza Necropolis is the only one of the Ancient wonders still intact.

Ancient Egyptian house

An average Egyptian dwelling consisted of regularly arranged rooms.

Stonehenge (Great Britain, Bronze Age)

The world famous monument in England still poses mysteries for archaeologist.

Ancient Greek house

The average house in Ancient Greece had a rectangular, geometrical floor plan and two...

Knossos Palace (2nd millenium BC)

The largest bronze-age building complex of ancient Crete was probably the centre of...

Ancient Greek pottery

The masterpieces of ancient Greek potters are important archaeological artefacts.

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