Ancient Near East: 330 BC - 224 AD

Seleucid Empire 323 BC - 64 BC
Parthian Empire
  • Mithridates I
  • 247 BC - 224 AD
  • 171 BC 139 BC
  • Roman Period 64 BC - 330 AD

    Source for dates: Metropolitan Museum of Art.

    (See also: Ancient Near East Resource Page, Hellenistic Age, and Roman Empire.)

    Seleucid Empire. Jona Lendering
    Seleucid Empire. Metropolitan Museum of Art
    Seleucid Empire. University of Washington
    Seleucid Empire. Wikipedia

    Parthia. Jona Lendering
    Parthia: The Forgotten Empire. Smithsonian Museum
    Parthian Empire. Edward C. D. Hopkins
    Parthian Empire. Metropolitan Museum of Art
    Parthian Empire. University of Washington
    Parthian Horses - Parthian Archers. Beverley Burris-Davis

    Roman Near East
    Antioch: The Lost Ancient City. Worcester Art Museum
    Classical Jordan. Mike Gunther
    Colossal Temples of the Roman Near East. Metropolitan Museum of Art
    Decapolis. Wikipedia
    Decapolis of Jordan. Rami G. Khouri

    Roman Near East, cont'd
    First Jewish-Roman War. Wikipedia
    Hasmonean Dynasty. Wikipedia
    Herod the Great. Unidentified author
    Jerash - A Brief History. Aramco
    Jerusalem: In Search of the Maccabees. Jacqueline Schaalje
    King Herod the Great. Jona Lendering
    Maccabees. Mitchell Bard
    An Overview of New Testament Geography. Felix Just
    Palmyra. Wikipedia
    Petra - A Brief History. Aramco
    Petra and the Nabataeans. Mike Gunther
    Petra: Lost City Of Stone. American Museum of Natural History
    Petra - Myth and Reality. Philip C. Hammond
    Roman Provinces. Wikipedia
    Roman Provinces Under Trajan (map). Wikipedia
    Second Temple Period. Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    Some remarks on the Hasmonean period. Michael Zank
    Syria (Roman Province). Wikipedia
    Trade between Arabia and Rome and Asia. Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Image Links (click inside)
    Seleucus I
    Iran, 300-280 bc
    Bilingual cippus
    Malta, 2c bc
    Iran, 2c bc/ad
    Iran, 1c bc
    Statuary head
    Susa, 1c ad
    Standing man
    Iran, 1/2c ad
    Iran/Iraq, 2/3c ad
    Iran, 2c ad
    Incense burner
    Yemen, 3c bc
    Funerary stela
    Yemen, 1c bc/ad
    Yemen, 1-2c ad
    Syria, 1c bc
    Divine triad
    Palmyra, 1c ad
    Palmyra, 2c ad
    Syria, 2c ad
    Syria, 231 ad
    Syria, 3c ad

    [last updated: August 14, 2013]

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