EUH 1000

  Art of the Classical Greeks and the Persian Empire



The amazing Royal Road, built by Darius connecting the Persian Empire



The Palace of Darius at Susa, capital of the Persian Empire



The city that lays on ancient Susa today, in Iran



The rock tomb of Emperor Darius in Persia (modern Iran)




The Rock of Behistun in Iran- how we learned to read Cuneiform writing




Greek art of the Golden Age



Early Greek sculpture, the Kouros



Golden Age sculpture by Myron, the Discus Thrower



Another Golden Age sculpture, the Statue of Zeus of Artemisia



Cast of Bronze, this is the momument to Leonidis, who led the 300 against Persia



Hermes of Olympia- he has a child and a cloth in his arm, noted for outstanding detail



The most admired face of all Classical sculpture, the Apollo of the Belvedere




Greek ideal of feminine beauty, the Venus de Milo, a famous Golden Age sculpture





A detail of a Doric column



A detail of an Ionic column



A detail of a Corinthian column



Sparta's remains. We don't know what it exactly looked like but we know it was probably bland and rugged



The Temple of Apollo at Corinth



Theater of Dionysus at Athens, where votes were tallied and dramas were performed



The great Temple of Poseidon at Sounion, welcome point for Greeks coming home and foreigners coming to visit



The Acropolis of Athens, cultural center, crown jewel of the city and of all of Greece



Close up of the Parthenon, one of the world's most famous buildings



The 3rd Wonder of the World, the huge statue of Zeus at Olympia, site of the games



What Olympia used to look like



Famous gate of Olympia, where the games would begin with the torch coming through and into the arena area



The 4th Wonder of the World, the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus in Ionia



The Temple of Apollo at Delphi, home of the famous Oracle of Delphi and the most sacred place in Greece



The Grand Theater of Epidarus, the best preserved of all Classical theaters



The 6th Wonder: the Colossus of Rhodes in the Greek islands



Plan your honeymoon to Athens and you can impress your new bride by eating here... oh wait you just got married,

I guess you don't really need to impress her anymore- don't worry, Athens has McDonalds too!


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