Rare Bronze-Age Statuette Found in Israel

A 3,800-year-old pottery jug bearing a figure who appears to be contemplating life, resembling the pose of the figure in Rodin’s The Thinker, has been unearthed in Israel by a team of archaeologists and high-school students.

Palmyra

In Palmyra, history is literally written on the walls: across temples and above doorways, encircling funerary monuments and snaking up the towering limestone columns that rise above the Syrian desert some

Mayan Civilization

The Maya civilization was a Mesoamerican civilization developed by the Maya peoples, and noted for its hieroglyphic script and wonderful art and ceramic art —the only known fully developed writing system of the pre-Columbian Americas—as well as for its art, architecture, mathematics, calendar, and astronomical system. The Maya civilization developed in an area that encompasses southeastern Mexico, all of Guatemala and Belize, and the western portions of Honduras and El Salvador. This region consists of the northern lowlands encompassing theYucatán Peninsula, and the highlands of the Sierra Madre, running from the Mexican state of Chiapas, across southern Guatemala and onwards into El Salvador, and the southern lowlands of the Pacific littoral plain.

The Pre-Columbian era incorporates all period subdivisions in the history and prehistory of the Americas before the appearance of significant European influences on the American continents, spanning the time of the original settlement in the Upper Paleolithic period to European colonization during the Early Modern period.

Collecting Ancient Sculptues

Collecting Guide: Ancient Marbles Christie’s Antiquities specialist Laetitia Delaloye suggests five things to consider before buying ancient Sculptures. Since the 17th century, when young gentlemen of means started making the