Hellenistic Period

Hannibal, 247-183 BCE
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Hannibal, 247-183 BCE

Second Punic War in Italy 218–203 BCE Hannibal and his men crossing the Alps 1   Hannibal and his men crossing the Alps 2 Hannibal was a Carthaginian military commander and tactician, later also working in other professions, who is popularly credited as one of the finest commanders in history. He lived during a period […]

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Gold Earring, 332-37 BCE
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Gold Earring, 332-37 BCE

Gold Earring As he descended the path from the top of Herodium, tourist Dan Rodriguez accidentally discovered this gold earring embedded in an earthen wall. Attributed to the Hellenistic period (332–37 BCE) by the Israel Antiquities Authority, the 1.5-inch earring consists of a wire attached to a bulbous ornament. Granulated gold forming loops and bands […]

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Clay Tablet, 331 BCE
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Clay Tablet, 331 BCE

Clay Tablet A fragment of a Babylonian astronomical diary with a mention of the defeat of Darius III by Alexander of Macedon at Gaugamela on 1 October 331 BCE, and of Alexander’s later entry into Babylon. Our only non-Greek narrative of the battle is a couple of lines long, but it is of great interest. […]

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Terracotta Statuette of Aphrodite
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Terracotta Statuette of Aphrodite

Terracotta Statuette of Aphrodite Aphrodite in situ A terracotta statuette of the goddess Aphrodite from the Hellenistic period found in a cave on Israel’s Carmel Range and used in pagan worship which Antiochus IV sought to impose on the Jews. Pearlman, Moshe, The Macabees. London- Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1973. See also- Aphrodite, 2nd century CE

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Silver Tetradrachm of Antiochus IV Epiphanes, 164 BCE
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Silver Tetradrachm of Antiochus IV Epiphanes, 164 BCE

Silver Tetradrachm of Antiochus IV Epiphanes (Front) Silver Tetradrachm of Antiochus IV Epiphanes (Back) Silver tetradrachm of Seleucid emperor Antiochus IV Epiphanes. When Antiochus IV Epiphanes (175–164 BCE) ascended the Seleucid throne, he sold the office of high priest to the highest bidder. This had traditionally been a hereditary position of great religious importance and […]

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Alexander the Great Coin, 340-323 BCE
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Alexander the Great Coin, 340-323 BCE

Alexander the Great was the son of Philip II, king of Macedonia in the 4th century BCE. In only 11 years of campaigning, Alexander the Great amassed the most extensive empire the world had ever seen. It sprawled over three continents, from Alexander’s native Macedonia in Greece, Europe, into northern Africa and across western Asia […]

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Bust of Alexander the Great, 340-330 BCE
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Bust of Alexander the Great, 340-330 BCE

Bust of Alexander the Great This bust of Alexander the Great was sculpted in his lifetime. Alexander the Great was the son of Philip II, king of Macedonia in the 4th century BCE. In only 11 years of campaigning, Alexander the Great amassed the most extensive empire the world had ever seen. It sprawled over […]

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The Hellenistic Empire, 300 BCE
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The Hellenistic Empire, 300 BCE

Werner Keller. The Bible as History. Bantam Books. New York. 1982. p.342.

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The Oldest Marriage Contract, 176 BCE
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The Oldest Marriage Contract, 176 BCE

Oldest Marriage Contract Aramaic Ostracon Amos Kloner and Esther Eshel Found In Maresha in 1993 The marriage contract recorded on the ostracon was drawn up by the Edomite community of Maresha in June 176 BCE, as attested by the date according to the Seleucid era at the beginning of the contract. This marriage contract is […]

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The Seleucid Empire, 200 BCE
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The Seleucid Empire, 200 BCE

  The Seleucid Empire was the Persian kingdom of the Macedonian dynasty of the Seleucids, whose rule began with the collapse of Alexander’s empire and faded away between Roman and Parthian growth of power in the 1st century BCE.   Excerpted from Ancient History Encyclopedia.

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