Art and Architecture 600 b.c.e. to 600 c.e.

Art and architecture from the Classical period, shown through drawings and photographs.

The Colosseum in Rome is a huge architectural feat made of sand and concrete. The Colosseum still remains the largest amphitheatre ever built.
The Acropolis of Athens is a citadel in Greece that is home to several famous pieces of architecture.
The temple of Athena Nike is located on the Acropolis. It is the first fully Ionic (one of the three main classical styles) styled building.
The Parthenon is an example of Greek architecture, formed in the 4th century B.C.E.
This example of Greek pottery shows the famous mythological figures Ajax and Achilles. The jar was made in Athens around 510 B.C.E.
The sculpture Discobolos is an example of Greek artistry from the Severe period (around 460 B.C.E.).
The Venus de Milo was created around 130 B.C.E. in Greece. The statue is in the image of Aphrodite, despite the use of a Roman goddesses name. The style is primarily Classical and Hellenistic.
This sculpture shows cultural syncretism (combination or merging of two different cultures, religions, or people) between Greek and Buddhist artistic styles.
These rock-cut caves are representations of Buddhist religion and artistic styles.
This section of the Ajanta cave depicts the Buddha in a traditional Indian style.
The Terracotta Army guards Qin Shi Huang, founder of the Qin Dynasty that unified China. These soldiers were made to guard and watch over the emperor in the afterlife.
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