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Antinous as pharaoh

Antinous as pharaoh

Antinous as pharaoh, red marble, 2th century CE -- Lover of emperor Hadrian, Antinous died by drowning. Hadrian decreed his deification, so cities were founded in his name, medals struck with his effigy, and statues erected to him in all parts of the empire.

Circe Poisoning the Sea (1892) by John William Waterhouse

Kellers version of Hero and Leander.


The Mayan Ruins of Tikal Engineering Wonders: The Mausoleum of Bibi Jawandi built in the 14th century, is a UNESCO World Heritage site in Pakistan. All the surviving structures, including the Bibi Jawandi tomb, are excellent examples of glazed mosaic tile and brick revetments, lime-plaster panels and terra-cotta embellishments with corner tower buttresses.

Statue of King Leonidas - Thermopylae

A close view of Ramses II's temple at Abu Simbel at night

Hadrian by Cristoph Houbrechts Vanhoorne, via Flickr

'Britain's Atlantis' found at bottom of North sea - a huge undersea world swallowed by the sea in 6500BC Divers have found traces of ancient land swallowed by waves 8500 years ago Doggerland once stretched from Scotland to Denmark Rivers seen underwater by seismic scans Britain was not an island - and area under North Sea was roamed by mammoths and other giant animals Described as the 'real heartland' of Europe Had population of tens of thousands - but devastated by sea level rises

Studies of Embryos by Leonardo da Vinci (Pen over red chalk 1510-1513)

Daulatabad Fort Ruins

"Poster celebrating 300 anniversary of Romanov's Tzar dynasty."

Dark Roasted Blend: Russian Vintage Advertising Posters

Some of the Lewis Chessmen may not have been chessmen at all according to new research. The 12th and 13th century gaming pieces which were discovered in Uig on the Isle of Lewis in 1831 are considered to be Scotland’s most renowned archaeological find. An article in the journal Medieval Archaeology by David Caldwell, Mark Hall and Caroline Wilkinson suggests that many of the 93 ivory pieces may have been used in a game called hnefatafl – an ancient Viking board game that pre-dates chess.

Bust of Hadrian

Mirror Case in the shape of an Ankh from Tutankhamun's Tomb

Hadrian by !STORAX, via Flickr

10th century Imperial Crown of Conrad II, Here you go StoneFinder, another one for the middle ages..........Noel

  • Grace Aldridge Rorwick
    Grace Aldridge Rorwick

    In this era this sort of thing just doesn't exist it is beautiful:)

Port Royal, Jamaica. Once referred to as the ‘Wickedest City on Earth’ (because of its rampant piracy, prostitution and rum consumption), part of Port Royal sank after an earthquake in 1692. The ruins scattered in the Kingston Harbor, and currently, the remains of the city encompasses 13 acres at depths of up to 40 feet.

The Minotaurs Island... Fascinating video about ancient Crete and surrounding areas!

Isis statue

The earliest recorded evidence of the production of soap-like materials dates back to around 2800 BC in Ancient Babylon. A formula for soap consisting of water, alkali and cassia oil was written on a Babylonian clay tablet around 2200 BC. The Ebers papyrus (Egypt, 1550 BC) indicates that ancient Egyptians bathed regularly and combined animal and vegetable oils with alkaline salts to create a soap-like substance. Egyptian documents mention that a soap-like substance was used in the preparation of

Portrait of Antinous (AD 112–130) as a priest of the imperial cult. Found in Cyrene, Libya.

Antinous as Osiris - British Museum