To protect it from drying out, a worker sprays water onto a millennia-old chariot recently unearthed in the city of Luoyang (map) in central China. Overall, 5 chariots and 12 horse skeletons were found in the tomb pit, according to China's state-sponsored Xinhua news service. Archaeologists believe the tomb was dug as part of the funeral rites of a minister or other nobleman during the Eastern Zhou dynasty period, about 2,500 years ago.
The Lovers of Valdaro. Believed to be no older than twenty years of age when death occurred. Over 5,000 years old. Locked in an eternal embrace. Tragically, their story is unknown. Ironically, they were found in the city of Mantua. In Italy. The city Shakespeare chose to set the story of Romeo & Juliet.
The temple of Artemis is known as one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. It has been built in the areas of Ephesus on a flat area which has over the centuries turned into a swamp. Today one can only see the ruins of the foundations of this marvelous construction of the Hellenistic Age, entirely made of marble and full of sculptured columns' capitals and shafts. The most beautiful remaining of this temple are today exhibited in the London British Museum.
Octagon was a vaulted burial chamber placed on a rectangular base with the skeleton of a 15 or 16 year old woman in a marble sarcophagus. According to an interpretation Octagon was a monument to Ptolemy Arsinoe IV, the youngest sister of the famous Cleopatra VII,was murdered in Ephesus in 41 BC.
The Octagon, Tomb of the Ptolemaic Arsioe IV, Ephesus Turkey
Model of TRICERATOPS SKULL Triceratops horridus ("horrible three horned face") roamed the American west during the Late Cretaceous Period. It grew to a length of 9 meters (about 27 ft.), measured 3-4 meters (10-12 ft.) at the top of its back and weighed as much as 5 tons (about the same as modern African elephants). Two meter (6 ft.) skulls are common among Triceratops specimens and the largest land animal skull ever found, 2.6 meters (8.5 ft.) is from a close relative: Pentaceratops.
GREEK BOY RIDING DOLPHIN & on HORSEBACK COIN NECKLACE c.250BC LEGEND : According to Greek legend 2,200 years ago a young boy named Taras was injured in a shipwreck, thrown into the ocean and was drowning. The boy's father, Poseidon, god of the sea, realized his son was in danger and sent a dolphin to rescue him. Riding on the dolphins' back he was taken to a protective harbor which was named Taras in his honor. The reverse side of the coin portrays a naked youth on horseback.
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Called "hoche" in Chinese and "hwacha" in Korean. The missile was in the shape of a long arrow with an attached pipe filled with gunpowder. It is said in Korean sources that in 1451 King Munjong (fifth king of Yi dinasty) observed the test-firing of hwacha during the manoevres. The missiles hit all targets within 80 "po" (Chinese "bu"). As a measure of length it is equal of 1,5 meters. So it was able to hit targets effectively approximately in the range of 120 meters.