When you think of Ancient Egyptian Artefacts your first thought is likely to be Tutankhamun’s death mask or great Sarcophagus. However, some of the most common pieces are small amulets that were placed in burials or carried around in everyday life. In this article we run you through the study of these amulets and the … Read More Ancient Egyptian Amulets – A Complete Guide
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If you read any literature about ancient history, you’ll often hear of the Indus Valley Civilisation as one of the first of the world civilisations. It’s intrigued historians for generations and has been the focus of various books and documentaries. However, today we want to demystify some of the frequently answered questions about this civilisation … Read More Indus Valley Civilisation – What is the Indus Valley Civilisation? Can I collect their art?
When you’re in a museum or glance at an antiquities catalogue the descriptions for Greek pottery can be confusing. What is an Oinochoe or a Krater? Do you know your Daunian from your South Apulian? Here at Pax Romana we want to guide you through some of the different types of Greek pots and some … Read More What are the Different Types of Greek Pots? – From Amphora to Skyphos
If you’re anything like us, once restrictions are removed there’s nothing more you want than to head out to a museum or exhibition. Here at Pax Romana we’ve done our research to help you plan ahead. In our list of the Best Ancient History Museums to visit, you’ll find a great mix from across the … Read More 10 Best Ancient History Exhibitions to Visit in the UK 2021
The Islamic worlds of the late ancient and medieval periods are complex and fascinating. Long ignored by western scholarship, an appreciation is growing around their importance and impressive histories. One of these civilisations is the Seljuk Empire. In this article we want to let you know more about who they are and what makes their … Read More Who were the Seljuk Empire? A Guide to their History and Art
If you search ancient history for impressive civilisations, or periods of governance, the Pax Romana is bound to spring to mind. Latin for ‘Roman Peace’ this period of roughly 200 years saw a largely stable and secure Roman empire. It reached across the Mediterranean, south into North Africa, and north into Britain. Reminiscent of prosperity … Read More 5 Facts about the Pax Romana we’re named after!
It can be easy to think that ancient art is something that exists in a vacuum; its splendour and detail detached from anything that came after. However, this is not true. Classical Art‘s influence on Modern art is vast; from literal usage of the imagery and motifs, to theoretical subtleties that are mainly subconscious. Many … Read More How Does Classical Art Influence Modern Art? From the Renaissance to Now.
When you want to start learning about ancient history, the vast range of books available can be overwhelming. Especially as books on the ancient past can span from the over simplified to the dense and very academic. In this list of books we’ve tried to find a balance between the two. These best books about … Read More 15 Best Books about Ancient History – A Guide for Beginners
When designing a room in your home, it can be difficult to know how to add bursts of personality or interest. Especially, because finding something unique that also fits with current trends can be a difficult balance to get right! Chinese Decorative Arts can be brilliant pieces for this balance. They have a timeless elegance … Read More Chinese Interior Design – 5 Tips for using Chinese Art in your Home
One of the largest portions of the ancient art market is that for ancient weaponry. Amongst the axe heads, swords and spears, ancient helmets stand out as some of the most spectacular pieces in this field. From Viking warriors to Roman legionaries, many ancient peoples utilised helmets in order to better equip their troops. Their … Read More Ancient Helmets: From Status Symbols to Battle Protection
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