Acropolis (Athens, 5th century BC)

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

Colosseum (Rome, 1st century)

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

Diocletian's Palace (Split, Croatia)

The fortress-like palace was built by Roman Emperor Diocletian on the coast near his home...

Code of Hammurabi

The Code of Hammurabi is the emblem of the Mesopotamian civilisation; it contains 282...

Teotihuacan (4th century)

Majestic even in its ruins, this city was the largest and most populous settlement in the...

Theatre of Pompey (Rome, 1st c. BC)

The building commissioned by Pompey the Great was the first permanent theatre in Ancient...

The city of Babylon (6th century BC)

The ancient city of Babylon was built on the banks of the Euphrates River in Mesopotamia.

Greek gods

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

Pantheon (Rome, 2nd century)

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

Circus Maximus (Rome)

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

Roman soldier (1st century BC)

Mercenaries of the ancient Roman army were well-trained and well equipped with the most...

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.

Trojan horse

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

Types of ancient Greek columns

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

Baths of Caracalla (Rome, 3rd century)

The magnificent bath complex of the Roman Emperor was built in the 3rd century AD.

Theatre of Dionysus (Athens, 4th century BC)

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

Ancient Egyptian deities

Ancient Egyptians worshipped a large number of gods and goddesses.

Macedonian siege tower (4th century BC)

The army of Alexander the Great successfully deployed siege towers in its attacks against...

Knossos Palace (2nd millenium BC)

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

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