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CHINA: EMPEROR & SCHOLARS.
Xuan Di, Western Han emperor of China (74-49 B.C.), conferring with scholars at his court. Chinese painting, 18th century.
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0025967
CELTIC DEITY, 1st CENTURY B.C.
Celtic bronze statue of a god, from France, end of 1st century B.C.
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0124120
ROME: PYRAMID OF CESTIUS.
The Pyramid of Cestius, built 1st century B.C., near the Gate of Saint Paul along the Aurelian Walls in Rome, Italy. Photograph, 1935.
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0032743
EGYPT: PRIEST.
Green schist head of a priest, known as the Berlin 'Green Head,' 1st century B.C.
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0087979
JULIUS CAESAR (100-44 B.C.).
Roman general and statesman. Engraving after a statue.
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0087629
MARCUS PORCIUS CATO
(95-46 B.C.). Known as Cato the Yonger, Cato of Utica. Roman politician. Antique bust.
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0130372
JERUSALEM: TOMB OF ABSALOM.
Interior views of the tomb of Absalom, also know as Absalom's Pillar, an ancient rock-cut tomb in Jerusalem. Photograph, early 20th century.
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0071332
GAIUS MAECENAS (c70-8 B.C.).
Roman statesman and patron of literature. Copper engraving, 18th century, after an ancient amethyst relief.
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0087357
ANCIENT COINS: HOLY LAND.
Coins in use in the Holy Land, 1st century B.C.-1st century A.D. 1. Tetradrachm of Tyre, Matthew 26:15 (30 pieces of silver); 2. Denarius of Tiberius, Mark 12:14-16 (Tribute penny); 3. Antioch stater of Augustus, Matthew 26:15, Luke 15:8 (30 pieces of silver); 4. Lepton of Pontius Pilate; 5. Bronze coin of Herod Antipas.
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0268861
BOWL MOLD, 1ST CENTURY B.C.
Terracotta mold for an arretine ware bowl featuring a design of Kalathiskos dancers. Signed by Pilemo as a workman for Perennius, from Arezzo, 25-10 B.C.
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0037586
ROMAN COIN: OCTAVIAN.
Roman brass duponius, c37 B.C. Obv: head of Octavian; rev: laureate head of deified Julius Caesar.
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0052763
SILVER TETRADRACHM
of Gotarzes I, c90-80 BC (center). L&r, silver drachm of Mithradates II, 123-88 BC.
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0104119
SPAIN: ROMAN MOSAIC.
Roman mosaic of the four seasons depicting a farmer gathering wheat in the summer (left) and another tending to grapes in the fall, c100 B.C.
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0407674
CLEOPATRA VII (69-30 B.C.).
Last Macedonian queen of Egypt. The death of Cleopatra. Photogravure after a painting by August von Heckel, 19th century.
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0033904
ANCIENT EGYPT: MUMMY.
Mummy of an unnamed person. From Thebes, after 30 B.C.
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0107311
OVID (43 B.C.-c17 A.D.).
Roman poet.
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0059454
MARCUS TULLIUS CICERO
(106-43 B.C.). Roman orator, statesman, and philosopher. Etching, English, late 18th century.
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0071334
MAECENAS' VILLA AT TIVOLI.
Steel engraving, English, c1850, after a painting by Richard Wilson (1713-1782).
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0049539
DEATH OF CATO THE YOUNGER
(95-46 B.C.): oil on canvas by Charles Le Brun (1619-1690).
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0104125
MEXICO: MUSICIAN FIGURE.
Clay figure of a musician playing a drum. From Colima, Mexico, 200 B.C. - 200 A.D.
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0013970
CLEOPATRA VII (69-30 B.C.).
Last Macedonian queen of Egypt. On a tetradrachm of Antioch, c32 B.C.
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0053170
COIN: MITHRADATES VI.
Silver tetradrachm, 74 BC, of Mithradates VI of Pontus. Obverse: Mithradates. Reverse: Stag grazing.
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0415802
ARCHAEOLOGY.
Aeneas making a sacrifice to Penates on a rustic altar, detail from a panel of the Ara Pacis Augustae in Rome, built between 13 and 9 BC to honor the Augustan peace. Roman Civilisation, 1st century BC. Full credit: De Agostini / G. Nimatallah / Granger, NYC -- All rights reserved.
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0279212
ARCHAEOLOGY.
Hellenistic art , 2nd-1st century b.C. Marble head of Alexander the Great, height 37 cm. Probably from Alexandria, Egypt. Full Credit: DEA / S. VANNINI / Granger, NYC -- All Rights Reserved.
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0119228
JERUSALEM: TEMPLE, 63 B.C.
Roman General Pompey enters the Holy of Holies at the Temple of Jerusalem in 63 B.C. Manuscript illumination, French, from 'Antiquites des Juifs' by Jean Fouquet (c1420-c1480) after Josephus.
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0024271
DEAD SEA SCROLLS.
The Habakkuk Commentary. cols. 11-12, from Qumran cave. 1st-2nd century B.C.
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0173422
HOPEWELL FALCON EFFIGY.
Copper cut-out in the form of a falcon, excavated from a Native American burial mound near Chillicothe Ohio. Hopewell culture, 200 B.C.-1 A.D.
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0012434
VIRGIL (70-19 B.C.).
Roman poet. Stipple engraving, 18th century.
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0248624
THEBES, EGYPT.
The Ramesseum is dedicated to both Ramses II and the god Amon. No Credit Given.
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0001125
CLEOPATRA VII (69-30 B.C.).
Queen of Egypt. The meeting of Cleopatra and Marc Antony on the river Cyndus, 41 B.C. Oil on canvas by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema.
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0027540
POMPEY THE GREAT
(106-48 B.C.). Roman general and statesman. Contemporary Roman sculpture bust.
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0014206
MARCUS TULLIUS CICERO
(106-43 B.C.). Roman orator, statesman, and philosopher. Contemporary Roman sculpture bust.
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0013015
CLEOPATRA VII (69-30 B.C.).
Last Macedonian queen of Egypt. Mezzotint by John Sartain (1808-1897).
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0065962
ROMAN SENATE: CATILINE.
Cicero denounces Catiline (c108-62 B.C.) in the Senate. Line engraving, 19th century.
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0129068
JORDAN: JERASH.
Ruins of the Propylaeum at the Roman city of Jerash, Jordan. Photograph, late 19th century.
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0018390
JULIUS CAESAR (100-44 B.C.).
Roman general and statesman. The assassination of Julius Caesar by Roman nobles, including Marcus Junius Brutus and Caius Cassius Longinus, at the Senate on the Ides of March, 15 March 44 B.C. Line engraving, late 19th century, after a painting by Karl von Piloty (1826-1886).
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0104122
MEXICO: MAN AND WOMAN.
Clay figures of a man with his hands over his mouth and a woman wearing a necklace. From Colima, Mexico, 200 B.C. - 200 A.D.
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0173113
EGYPTIAN GOLD BRACELET.
Cast and chiseled gold bracelet in the form of a coiled serpent, Egyptian, 200 B.C. - 200 A.D. Diameter: 3 1/8 inches.
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0102806
CHINA: GRANARY, c150 B.C.
Clay model of a granary, Han Dynasty, c150 B.C.
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0018871
ROMAN THEATRE.
At Orange, France, 1st century B.C.
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