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Head of Ares – after Greek original by Alkamen…

Head of Ares – after Greek original by Alkamenes 420 B.C. at the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. 

? The Lion of Amphipolis, Macedonia, Greece. Photo by…

? The Lion of Amphipolis, Macedonia, Greece. Photo by @ahencyclopedia. ?
The Lion of Amphipolis is a tomb sculpture in Amphipolis, Macedonia, northern Greece. The tomb is from 4th-century BC. According to archaeologist Oscar Broneer, the first person excavating in the area in the 1960s, the tomb was set up in honor of Laomedon of Mytilene, a general of Alexander The Great.
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? Palace of Knossos, Crete, 1964. Photo from my father’s…

? Palace of Knossos, Crete, 1964. Photo from my father’s Archives.? #knossos #palace #crete #heraklion #1964 #memoriesofmyfather #greece #ancientgreece #ancienthistory #ancientworld #archaeology #archaeologicalsite #history #historylovers #oldphoto

? Temple of Athena Nike. Photo from my father ’s…

? Temple of Athena Nike. Photo from my father ’s archives. 1965-1968? ?
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? This is one of the most beautiful pictures I’ve have…

? This is one of the most beautiful pictures I’ve have ever seen of the Erechtheion & the porch of the Caryatids. Photographer unknown. If anyone knows the name of the photographer please let me know. ?
The Erechtheion is an ancient temple on the north side of the Acropolis of Athens. Temple was dedicated to Athena and Poseidon. ?
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? Temple of Athena Nike ? #athenanike #parthenon #propylaia …

? Temple of Athena Nike ?
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? Greek helmets, Classical period, from Olympia Museum store…

? Greek helmets, Classical period, from Olympia Museum store room. Photo : Historical pictures #greekhelmets #classicalperiod #olympiamuseum #storeroom #ancientgreece #ancienthistory #history #travel #greece

? Silver tetradrachm of Alexander the Great, circa 310-275…

? Silver tetradrachm of Alexander the Great, circa 310-275 BC.
Alexander’s portrait in the guise of Herakles wearing the skin of a lion’s head. From Macedonia, Greece. Boden museum, Berlin. #tetradrachm #silver #alexanderthegreat #macedonia #greece #ancientgreece #ancienthistory #history #berlin #bodenmuseum #portrait

? Box mirror with the head of Pan, late 4th century b.c.;…

? Box mirror with the head of Pan, late 4th century b.c.; Hellenistic
Greek, Bronze.

Box mirrors, like this one, came into use toward the end of the fifth century B.C. It consists of a protective cover bearing a relief that was hammered separately and applied. On this box mirror, the edges around the head of Pan bear evidence of the procedure. By lifting the ring below the relief, one could reveal the mirror, a bronze disk with a highly polished surface.

Being a woodland creature like the satyr, Pan is always portrayed with the horns, ears, and shaggy legs of a goat. Here he wears a fawn’s skin with two small hooves tied in a knot around his neck. His long curls are in disarray, his forehead is slightly furrowed, and his eyebrows are raised in an expression that verges on pathos. This rendering of Pan recalls portraits of Alexander the Great. Following his death in 323 B.C., Greek artists adapted the Macedonian ruler’s features for their likenesses of gods.

Source: The Metropolitan Museum Of Art
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? Temple of Athena Nike ? #athenanike #parthenon #propylaia…

? Temple of Athena Nike ?
#athenanike #parthenon #propylaia #chalkotheke #acropolis #temples #athens #columns #ancientruins #ancientworld #ancientgreece #ancienthistory #history #historicalcity #travel #travelling #photooftheday