Ancient art; classical, Middle Eastern, prehistoric, rock art; a list of websites

Ancient art/classical art/prehistoric art/rock and cave art
An index of websites on ancient art

Antike kunst; art antique; arte antica; arte antiguo

The Discus-Thrower (Discobolus)
Le Louvre


Temples. Ancient Greek temples in Greece.

Images of ancient Greek art, a gallery from Wikimedia Commons.

Ancient Greek art, Wikipedia entry.

Vognstyreren-fra Delfi
Charioteer of Delphi


Antiquity Journal
Quarterly journal of archaeological research with an archive, gallery, FAQ, events and announcement, and reviews.


Megalithic and Neolithic art *

Neolithic Art in the The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Neolithic art history resources on the internet.

Neanderthal art *

Cave Paintings Found in Spain Are First Known Neanderthal Art. National Geographic

So Neanderthals made abstract art? The Guardian

Neanderthal artists made oldest-known cave paintings. Nature

Stonehenge *

English Heritage site.

A web index by Christopher L. C. E. Witcombe.

Digital Imaging Project

Mesopotanian art *

The British Museum Mesopotania collection.

The Gregorian Egyptian Museum

Mesopotamia. Art History Resources.
A comprehensive link index.

Sumer, Wikipedia entry.

Sumerian Language Page
Compiled lexicon, detailed FAQ, extensive Mesopotanian links.

ETCSL: The Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature
Translations of more than 400 Sumerian literary texts.

Persian art

Persian art through the centuries.

Persian history and Culture

Relief Ur-Nanshe Louvre AO2344
Votive relief of Ur-Nanshe, king of Lagash, Early Dynastic III (2550–2500 BC)

Iran, Iraq, a guide to websites.

Middle Eastern art, a guide to websites.


Neolithic art *

English Heritage site.

Digital Imaging Project

Ancient North American art *

See also: South America

Foundation for the Advancement of Mesoamerican Studies

The Hohokam

The Paleoamericans: 
Issues and Evidence Relating to the Peopling of the New World.

North American rock art *

The Hohokam

Hohokam. Wikipedia

The Paleoamericans: 
Issues and Evidence Relating to the Peopling of the New World.

Rock Art Net
A project to provide information about online Rock Art resources. By Footsteps of Man (Orme dell’Uomo).

Rock Art Foundation
The Rock Art Foundation exists to promote the conservation and study of the Native American rock art in the Lower Pecos region of Southwest Texas.

American Rock Art Archive. Bradshaw Foundation

Californian rock art *

Petroglyphs, pictographs and rock art.
This site contains captioned rock art pages of mostly lesser known petroglyph and pictograph sites in the California Deserts

Painted Cave Art of the Chumash Indians

Rock Art at California State Parks

California Rock Art Foundation
The California Rock Art Foundation (CRAF) is a scientific and educational organization dedicated to research, understanding, and conservation of the rock art resources created by the Native peoples of California (both Alta and Baja California).


Palaeolithic art, cave and rock art *

Palaeolithic art (Virtual Museum, Kemerovo State University, Russia)

Art history resources on Paleolithic art. Chris Witcombe

Paintings, Engravings and Sculptures
Don’s Maps, a site by Don Hitchcock


Accueil prehistoire Conseil Général de la Dordogne


The Cave of Chauvet, Pont-d’Arc

La grotte de Cussac, Dordogne


The Cave of Lascaux

The Cave of Lascaux – Lascaux II

The Lascaux Cave

Prehistoric Cave of Rouffignac

The Bradshaw Foundation *

The Bradshaw Foundation
A non-profit making organization dedicated to the study, recording and protection of rock art. Aims, directors, CD-rom, types and examples of rock art from across the world.

The Rock Art Archive

African Rock Art Archive

Australia Rock Art Archive

British Isles Prehistory Archive

China Rock Art Archive

France Rock Art Archive

Aegeo-Balkan Prehistory
The Aegeo-Balkan Prehistory Project
An extensive collection of articles. Search the database or simply browse by topic, region and site.

Pre-Columbian art, Mesoamerican art *


Maya architecture, Wikipedia entry.

Maya ruins image gallery.

Ancient Civilizations – Maya

Mesoamerican architecture, Wikipedia entry.

Andean and Tiwanaku Archaeology, a timeline.

Archaeological sites in Colombia.
Wikipedia entries.

List of pre-Columbian cultures.
Wikipedia entries.

The National Museum of the American Indian

Centro Studi e Museo d’Arte Preistorica
Study Centre and Museum of Prehistoric Art, Pinerolo, Italia.

Prehistoric Art & Ancient Art
The Art History Archive

Lepenski Vir
A series of Mesolithic villages located on a high sandy terrace of the Danube River, on the Serbian bank of the Iron Gates Gorge.

Göbekli Tepe, in German.

Prehistoric Art Expressions from India


Roman/ancient Roman art *

Roman Art
Thematic Essays (through the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History)

Ancient sites of Roma
Encyclopaedia Romana

Ancient Rome for Kids

A History of Ancient Rome
A History of Ancient Rome. Romulus and Remus · Roman Houses · The Roman Army · Roman Slaves · The Roman Army and warfare …
The History Learning Site.

Ancient Rome
A Russian site, with an image database at The Database of Ancient Art

The George Ortiz collection of Ancient Roman art.

Images of Rome (Kalervo Koskimies)


Arquitectura de la Antigua Roma

Classical architecture. Wikipedia, entry.

Ancient Roman architecture, Wikipedia entry.

Ancient Roman Architecture – Great Buildings Online
Great Buildings Online provides images and commentary on some of the best-known buildings of the Roman world.

The Classical order in Greek and Roman architecture. The styles of classical column.

The history of the Roman Empire
from Hadrian’s wall in the north of England to Cappadocia (Turkey) at the Black sea. Archaeology, museums displaying ancient Roman art, texts, political history. From The-Romans-Eu

Museum pieces
Here you find over 750 pictures of Roman artwork in museums all over the world. Romans-Eu


Roman Portrait Sculpture
Metropolitan Museum of Art

Ancient Greek and Roman Sculpture
The Ancient Sculpture Gallery

British Museum, Rooms 83-84: Roman sculpture


Stone age art *

Venus Figures from the Stone Age
Don’s Maps, by Don Hitchcock

Sumer *

Sumer. The ancient art of Sumeria, Wikipedia entry.

Sumerian Language Page
Compiled lexicon, detailed FAQ, extensive Mesopotanian links.

ETCSL: The Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature
Translations of more than 400 Sumerian literary texts.

PSD: The Pennsylvania Sumerian Dictionary

CDLI: Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative
Sumerian texts in transliteration, largely from the Early Dynastic and Ur III periods, accessible with images.

Wikipedia entry on ancient art.

Arabian, Arabic art *

See also: Middle Eastern Art   Islamic Art

United Arab Emirates, a guide to UAE art and culture websites.

Ancient Persian art *

Persian art through the centuries.

Iran, a guide to arts websites.

Middle East, a guide to arts websites.