NYPL Digital Library: Images of the Ancient World

Teachers or instructors might be interested in accessing images of the ancient world from the New York Public Library’s Picture Collection. With over 1.700 images covering a range of subjects from ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, and other cultures around the Mediterranean, this is a great resource for the classroom. All the images were rendered or conceived by artists, scholars, and travelers from the early 18th century until the 20th century, and include rare periodical illustrations, lithographs, photographs, paintings, and engravings. Please click here to access the link and database.


By James Wiener

James Blake Wiener is the Communications Director at Ancient History Encyclopedia. Trained as a historian and researcher, and previously a professor, James is chiefly interested in cross-cultural exchange, world history, and international relations. Aside from his work at AHE, James is an avid Arabist, devotee of romance languages (French, Portuguese, and Spanish), reggaeto├▒ero, and fan of ice hockey.