Ancient Near East: 625 - 330 BC

Neo-Babylonian Empire
  • Nebuchadnezzar II
  • 612 - 539 BC
  • 604 562
  • Achaemenid Persian Empire
  • Cyrus II the Great
  • Darius I
  • Xerxes
  • Darius III
  • 539 - 331 BC
  • 559-530
  • 521-486
  • 486-465
  • 336-330
  • Source for dates: Metropolitan Museum of Art


    (See also: Ancient Near East Resource Page)

    Web Resources
    Achaemenid Art in the British Museum
    Alexander the Great. Richard Hooker
    Alexander the Great: The End of Persia. Jona Lendering
    Ancient History of Yemen. Wikipedia
    The Ancient Spice Trade. Chris Mundigler
    Chaldea/Neo-Babylonia. Paul Halsell
    Cyrus the Great. Wikipedia
    Greco-Persian Wars. Wikipedia
    The Hebrews: Exile and After the Exile. Richard Hooker
    The History of Herodotus. tr. George Rawlinson
    Interactive Map Of Iran. Stanford Iran Server
    The Ishtar Gate. Wikipedia
    Ishtar Gate Dedicatory Inscription. K. C. Hanson
    Life of Cyrus the Great. Xenophon
    Nebuchadnezzar's Babylon. Bible History Online
    The Oxus Treasure. British Museum
    Persepolis site visit. Murray L. Eiland III
    Persepolis and Ancient Iran Catalog of Expedition Photographs. U. of Chicago Oriental Art Institute
    The South Arabian Spice Trade. British Museum
    Zoroastrianism. Wikipedia
    Zoroastrian Archives. Avesta.org
    Zoroastrian Visual Essays. Various contributors

    Image Links (click inside)
    Grimacing Mask
    Carthage 7-6c
    Dragon of Marduk
    Ishtar Gate
    Sphinxes
    Darius I
    Column
    Darius I
    Bull, mid-late 1m
    Arabia
    Gold Bowl
    Iran, 6-5c
    Plaque
    Iran, 6-4c
    Rhyton
    Iran, 5c
    Rhyton
    Anatolia 5-4c
    Sarcophagus
    Lebanon, 470

    Egypt, recycled
    Lebanon, 5c
    Oxus treasure
    Tajikistan, 5-4c
    Oxus treasure
    Tajikistan, 5-4c
    Winged Ibex
    Iran, 4c

    [last updated: August 13, 2013]


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