Category: Ancient

Katerina Bulovska

Fans have been used since ancient times to serve functional, decorative, and ceremonial purposes. They were primarily used to create a cooling breeze and to clear the air of insects. It is believed that their origin dates back to 2000 BC in ancient Egypt. Egyptian fans were large and fixed, with long handles and feathers. As time […]

Verica Sitnik

A Panathenaic amphora is a type of container that was specially made to be given as a prize during the Panathenaic Games in ancient Greece. The vessel was primarily made to contain olive oil derived from the sacred grove of Athena at Akademia. Akademia was a land that lay on the Cephissus near the ancient […]

Marija Georgievska

Etruscan pottery was very common in Italy between the 7th and the 5th century BC when the Etruscan civilization was a major Mediterranean trading power. It was made in various shapes and forms and was separated in two kinds. The first type was very similar to the red-and-black Greek wares from the same period, and […]

Katerina Bulovska

Mesopotamia is the region where many scholars believe the basis for the biblical Garden of Eden was situated, between the rivers Tigris and Euphrates in modern-day Iraq. The region was dominated by many cultures, among which were the Sumerians, Assyrians, and Babylonians. Along the fertile lands, with the formation of the first city-states, the architecture of Mesopotamia […]

Petra Bjelica

Cretian Palace of Knossos. The Minoan civilization flourished during the Bronze Age on Crete and other Aegean islands between 2600 and 1100 BC. It preceded the Mycenaean civilization and was given its name after the mythical King Minos by Arthur Evans, the English archaeologist who rediscovered it in the beginning of the 20th century. It […]

Verica Sitnik

The Native American tribes from Eastern Woodlands and Great Plains such as Arikara, Hidatsa, and Mandan built semi-subterranean structures known as earth lodges. Earth lodges are circular in construction and covered with earth, either completely or partially. They have been found in archaeological sites of the Mississippian Culture in the Eastern United States. A number […]

Petra Bjelica

The wisdom and craftsmanship of the Chinese people, as demonstrated by their work in the fields of philosophy, art, music, literature, architecture, science, and technology, have been a profound source of innovation for many centuries. A piece of traditional wisdom can be seen in the Chinese expression of “defeating hard with the soft” which is […]

Verica Sitnik

Game of Thrones is a hugely popular television fantasy drama and is perhaps one of the most widely-viewed productions in television history. The series airs on HBO, created by D. B. Weiss and David Benioff, and is an adaptation of the series of fantasy novels written by George R. R. Martin, A Song of Ice […]