300s bce

Unknown artist, Pair of gold earrings with Ganymede and the eagle (330-300 BCE), gold, height 6 cm, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1937), New York, NY. Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Zodiac as Historical Eras:

[I decided to do this as I wanted eras beyond the 20th century]

Aries: Classical India (700 BCE - 350 BCE)
-urbamism, Jainism, iron, trade, Buddhism

Taurus: Ancient Egypt (3000 BCE - 300 BCE)
-pharoahs, the Nile, Hatshepsut, pyramids, hieroglyphs

Gemini: The Enlightenment (1650s - 1780s CE)
-intellectualism, salons, Isaac Newton, philosophy, Voltaire

Cancer: Victorian (1837 - 1907 CE)
-imperialism, Pax Brittanica, Disraeli and Gladstone, industirialization

Leo: Ancient Rome (8th century BCE - 476CE)
-emperors, res publica, Caesar, aqueducts, SPQR, Punic Wars, Caligula

Virgo: Medieval Era (5th century - 15th century CE)
-Dark Ages, rise of Islam and Christianity, 100 Years War, feudalism, Crusades, Black Plague

Libra: Ancient Greece (8th century BCE - 0CE)
-democracy, Socrates, city-states, Pythagoras, literature, Homer, Olympics

Scorpio: Revolutionary Era (1750 - 1917 CE)
-liberty, American and French Revolutions, Terror, romanticism, Napoleon

Sagittarius: The Renaissance (1350s - 1650s CE)
-rebirth, reformation, the Big Four, science and art, Galileo, Elizabethan

Capricorn: Islamic Golden Age (750 - 1300 CE)
-science, math, classical writings, Ibn Sina, House of Wisdom, caliphs

Aquarius: Six Dynasties (220 CE - 581 CE)
-Three Kingdoms, Xu Ling, Buddhism, Daoism, pagodas

Pisces: Edwardian Era (1901 - 1910 CE)
-fashion, Edward VII, reform, Boer War, suffrage, theatre, Beatrix Potter

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Ancient leaf wreaths

1. Ancient Macedonian golden leaf wreath

2/3. Blossoming myrtle wreath, 350-300 BCE, Greece

4. Golden wreath diadem from the tomb of a woman, possibly a wife of Phillip II of Macedon, excavated in Vergina, Imathia, central Macedonia

5. Laurel leaf diadem from Anatolia

6. Golden Oak Crown, 4th c. BCE, Archaeological Museum of Thessalonika

7. Crown from the tomb of Philip II of Macedon and the Scythian princess Meda in Aigai, Macedonia. Crown of Meda.

8. Headdress of Queen Puabi of Ur, Mesopotamia, 2550 BC

9. Golden wreath of a Thracian aristocrat (circa 4th century BC) from Golyamata Mogila (Bulgaria)

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Tomb of Thessalonike of Macedon

Vergina, Greece

300 BCE


Thessalonike (352 or 345 – 295 BC) was a Macedonian princess, the daughter of king Philip II of Macedon by his Thessalian wife or concubine, Nicesipolis, from Pherae. History links her to three of the most powerful men in Macedon—daughter of King Philip II, half sister of Alexander the Great and wife of Cassander.

Bronze plaque of a man from the Ordos Plateau, ca. 300-100 BCE. This area, now part of modern-day China, was often occupied by nomadic cultures like the Xiongnu, which frequently found themselves at war with China. The Chinese fluctuated between paying these groups off and fighting them in generally fruitless military campaigns.

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Metroon

Olympia, Greece

400 - 300 BCE

10.62 m x 20.67 m. 


Doric peripteral temple, 6 x 11 columns, with cella opening east onto a pronaos distyle in antis. It had a distyle in antis opisthodomos on the west. A colonnade of unknown order along the north and south cella walls.

Dedicated to the Mother of the Gods, sometimes called Cybele. The cult of the Mother of the Gods was displaced in Roman times by that of Augustus and Rome.

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El Cerrito, Queretaro, Mexico

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Cerrito_(archaeological_site)

Since 300 BCE, settlement of the region with the Chupícuaro culture and subsequently with Teotihuacan and Toltec, continuing with chichimeca and Otomi, immediately prior Spaniards arrival at the valley of Queretaro.

Towards 400 CE, the Altépetl, ceremonial center and its prehispanic urban zone, becomes política and religious capital of several peripheric settlements.

El Cerrito had a long permanence as regional political and religious center, was contemporary of Teotihuacan and Tula. As a regional capital, had a series of urban religious and residential, urban complexes in Cerro Gordo, Balvanera, La Magdalena, Santa Barbara, La Negreta and the banks of the River El Pueblito.

El Cerrito functioned as a regional political and religious center of regional importance from 400 to 1500 CE. Its apogee occurred in the postclassical, from 450 to 850 CE, during the Toltec culture influence of the center.

Over time, El Cerrito became a sacred space or sanctuary. The buildings and altars around the pyramid are expressions of religious activities around the worship of a female deity, probably the old mother or mother of the gods.

During the Spaniards arrival, it was populated by Chichimecas, sedentary and semi-nomadic cultures, with the addition of Otomi and Purépecha.

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Intaglio of Castor and Pollux, c 300 BCE. Sapphirine, mounted gold. The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Nr. SN1435.91.

I decided to make this masterlist because I am sick of seeing admins say “There are no POC FC’s that I can put in my historical roleplay as I like to try and stay true to the period.”

Under the cut you will find a masterlist of POC Female Faceclaims who have played in Period TV Shows and/or Movies. There are around forty faceclaims, and I list for each their ethnicity, their age, and which period work(s) they have been in and the corresponding century for said work. If I have made any mistakes in this masterlist, please do let me know so I can fix it right away. As well, if you have any suggestions of faces I should add, send me a message!

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