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Best Websites: History

Ancient Greece & Rome

The British Museum – Greece
A site from the British Museum covering the periods of Greek art starting from the Bronze Age. Includes famous works such as early Bronze Age carvings from the Cyclades, sculptures from the Parthenon, the Nereid monument from Xanthos, and sculptures from the mausoleum at Halikarnassos.

The British Museum – Rome
A site from the British Museum covering Roman art. Includes works from Italy and Rome from the Bronze Age and the whole of the Roman Empire (except Britain) until AD 313.

Internet Ancient History Sourcebook
This site focuses on online texts, which, for the most part, means public domain texts translated more than 75 years ago. The Ancient History Sourcebook also includes links to visual and aural material, since art and archeology are far more important for the periods in question than for later history. The emphasis remains on access to primary source texts for educational purposes.

The Louvre Museum – Greece, Roman and Etruscan Works of Art
A site from the Louvre Museum illustrating the art of a vast area that encompasses Greece, Italy, and the whole of the Mediterranean basin, spanning a period that stretches from Neolithic times (4th millennium BC) to the 6th century AD.

National Archaeological Museum of Athens
The museum contains collections of prehistoric items, sculpture, pottery and minor art, bronzes and Egyptian art. It also features temporary exhibitions of ancient Greek art.

Updated 7/25/17