Siena in the Late Gothic Period

View of the Piazza del Campo, Siena By Dr. Joanna Milk Mac Farland / 12.30.2015 Art Historian Siena: A city overlooked? Siena Cathedral For centuries, Siena’s role in the history of European art was underappreciated. This is partly because its moment of greatest influence occurred just before the Renaissance, a period commonly associated with the[…]

East of the Zagros: The Achaemenid Empire

Map of the Persian Achaemenid Empire at its greatest extent under the reigns of Darius the Great and Xerxes.  Inspired by Historical Atlas of Georges Duby (p.11, map D), this map was made by Fabienkhan the 24th of August 2006, using Inkscape and GIMP. Arad translated the map to help. These were the Iranian peoples. By Peter Davidson / 02.11.2011 East of the[…]

Adad Nirary I and the Expansion of the Assyrian Empire

This Assyrian relief from the North-West Palace in Kalhu (c. 865-860 BCE) shows King Ashurnasirpal advancing on an enemy city, protected by a shield-bearer. Ahead is a wheeled siege engine, which carries more archers and contains a lever-operated battering ram (not visible in this photo). / Photo by Jan van der Crabben, British Museum Nirari is best known as[…]