This combined podcast and blog series traces the history of the classical world in 100 objects, from the beginnings of the Bronze Age in Greece to the fall of the Roman Empire.
Doryphoros. Roman copy, found in Pompeii, Italy. Copy, 1st cent. BCE; original, circa 450 BCE.
Doryphoros. Roman copy, found in Pompeii, Italy. Copy, 1st cent. BCE; original, circa 450 BCE. by Emily Hauser
Athenian Tetradrachm. From Athens, Greece (found in Hauran, Jordan). 460 to 455 BCE.
An Athenian coin tells a remarkable story about the birth of Athenian democracy, Athenian trade and expansion, and the slaves who worked the silver mines.
Terracotta Krater. From Attica, Greece. 750-735 BCE.
A terracotta krater from Attica reveals insights into a remarkable period of change in ancient Greece in the mid-eighth century BCE.
Male Harp Player. From the Cyclades, Greece. 2700-2300 BCE.
In my first podcast, I'll be travelling to the Cyclades in Greece to discover a four and a half thousand year old marble figure of a male harp player.