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Bible Images and Biblical Archaeology Illustrations by Balage Balogh
Downtown Corinth and the Forum area in the 2nd century AD, reconstruction based on the results of excavations by the American School of Classical Studies in Athens. Balage Balogh/Archaeologyillustrated.com
Introduction to Ancient Greek Coins
Corinthia, Corinth. Silver Stater, 4th Century B.C. One of Athens’ rivals was Corinth, a city recognized for all of the colonies it founded in Greece and South Italy (which tended to strike coins of the same design as their mother city). Corinthian-style coins were also a favorite form of payment for Greek mercenaries abroad. The obverses of these coins show Pegasus, the mythological winged horse, and the reverses show the head of a female wearing a Corinthian helmet high upon her head. Trad...
Isthmus of Corinth and Acrocorinth, Peloponnese If you need to drag the young ones kicking and screaming to ancient sites, go for the wow factor. Stop first at the isthmus to watch slips slide through the narrow canal; then take them up to the Acrocorinth, a remarkable ancient fortress that looms 540m (1,772 ft.) above the coastal plain. Photo Caption: Acrocorinth in Ancient Corinth, Peloponnese, Greece. Photo by Georgios Makkas
Greek Corinthian order.The Corinthian order is named for the Greek city-state of Corinth,to which it was connected in the period.However,according to the architectural historian Vitruvius,the column was created by the sculptor Callimachus,an Athenian, who drew acanthus leaves growing around a votive basket. Its earliest use can be traced back to the Late Classical Period (430-323 BC). The earlist Corinthian capital was found in Bassae, dated at 427 BC.