Jockey of Artemision bronze statue
The subtle implications of greatness and humility of the high Classical era (see the Charioteer of Delphi) are replaced with bold expressions of energy and power during the moments of ... Read More

Hellenistic Sculpture

Torso and hand of bronze statue
At the National Museum of Athens: The ancient Greek Artist invented his own self and became the creator of god and man alike in a universe of perfect formal proportions, ... Read More

Classical Sculpture

Upper part of the Moschophoros statue depicting a man carrying a calf on his shoulders
The Archaic Sculpture sculptures are silent witnesses to the extraordinary development western society was about to undertake. The Kouros and Kore statues stand before a cultural revolution, all muscles tense, ... Read More

Archaic Sculpture

Phaistos disk
Ancient Crete is home to the Minoan civilization, which was the first advanced civilization of Europe. The rich history of Crete has left the island sown with hundreds of archaeological ... Read More

Ancient CRETE

View of Phaistos palace
Phaistos is the second largest Minoan palace of Crete. It is located on a hill with excellent views of the fertile lands below. As nice as the view is from ... Read More