Prehistoric Archaeological Site ~ Shetland, Scotland

Jarlshof is the best known prehistoric archaeological site in Shetland, Scotland. - Described as "one of the most Remarkable Archaeological Sites ever excavated in the British Isles", it contains Remains dating from 2500 BC up to the century AD.

This is the Swedish warship Vasa, it sank in 1628 and was recovered from the ocean in 1961 almost completely intact. This is the only remaining intact ship from the 1600's. This ship is housed in The Vasa Museum in Stockholm Sweden. A museum built around the ship.

This is the Swedish warship Vasa, it sank in 1628 on its maiden voyage and was recovered from the ocean in 1961 almost completely intact. This ship is housed in The Vasa Museum in Stockholm Sweden. Looks awesome from coming from the ocean .

Ruins of Pompeii, Italy

Ruins of Pompeii, Italy.

Ruins of Pompeii, Italy. The city of Pompeii is a partially buried Roman town-city near modern Naples in the Italian region of Campania, in the territory of the comune of Pompei. One of the most memorable places I've ever been.

Vesuvius from Pompeii, Italy

Vesuvius from Pompeii, Italy : Pompeii was an ancient Roman town in Italy. The city Pompeii was mostly destroyed and buried under 4 to 6 m to 20 ft) of volcanic ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.

Roman paintings in ancient Pompeii.  The so-called Sappho girl.  This famous miniature, discovered in June 1760, has remained one of the most famous female portraits from Pompeii. It has the air of gracious refinement that surrounds this girl, caught in a moment of meditation before putting pen to paper.  Archaeological Museum, Naples, Italy

in ancient pompeii. the so-called Sappho girl, caught in a moment of thought before putting pen to paper. This famous miniature, discovered in June has remained one of the most famous portraits from Pompeii.

One of the largest secret Mithraic temples in Rome is hidden next to the famous Circus Maximus. Discovered in 1931 as part of Rome's fascist-era building projects, the small subterranean space was once dedicated to the mystery cult of the god Mithras.

The Mithraeum at Circus Maximus

One of the largest secret Mithraic temples in Rome is hidden next to the famous Circus Maximus. Discovered in 1931 as part of Rome's fascist-era building projects, the small subterranean space was once dedicated to the mystery cult of the god Mithras.

Wall painting from the Villa of P. Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale - Pompeii - Pompeii is the ruined ancient Roman city , which was engulfed by Mt. Vesuvius in AD 79.

Wall painting from the Villa of P. Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale - Pompeii - Pompeii is the ruined ancient Roman city , which was engulfed by Mt. Vesuvius in AD Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

The oldest known portrait head of a woman, carved in ivory some 26,000 years ago. It was discovered in the 20s in Dolní Věstonice, a valley in present-day Moravia that was teeming with mammoth and reindeer in the last ice age.

Ice age art: cavemen get crafty at the British Museum – in pictures

The oldest known portrait head of a woman, carved in ivory some years ago. It was discovered in the in Dolní Věstonice, a valley in present-day Moravia that was teeming with mammoth and reindeer in the last ice age.

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