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 Amazing Sunken Cities Of The Ancient World

Once-Majestic Cities That Sank Beneath The Ocean. Port Royal, Jamaica, founded in 1518 and destroyed by an earthquake, a tsunami and fires in 1692

Circe Poisoning the Sea (1892) by John William Waterhouse

My all time favourite painting. I have a a stunning framed copy of this just adore it. Waterhouse: The Modern Pre-Raphaelite - John William Waterhouse - Circe Invidiosa: Circe Poisoning the Sea, 1892

Aphrodite

Herbert James Draper - Pearls of Aphrodite. Tags: aphrodite, afrodite, venus, afrodite goddess of love

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…

ome of the Lewis Chessmen may not have been chessmen at all according to new research. The and 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.

Daulatabad Fort Ruins

Daulatabad is a century fort city in Maharashtra, India. Once known as Deogiri circa the sixth century AD, it was an important uplands city along caravan routes and is now but a village, based around the former city of the same name.

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

Imperial Crown of the Holy Roman Empire (aka Crown of Otto I) was crown to the King of the Romans, the rulers of the German Kingdom, since the High Middle Ages.

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

Leonardo da Vinci's study of embryos in the womb. Da Vinci's contributions to information on human anatomy were considerable

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

ancient-egypts-secrets: “ A close view of Ramses II’s temple at Abu Simbel at night ”

'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

'Britain's Atlantis' found at bottom of North sea - a huge undersea kingdom swallowed by the sea in 6500BC

A map of the UK with Doggerland marked as red. Doggerland was an area between Northern Scotland, Denmark and the Channel Islands. It was believed to have been home to tens of thousands of people before it disappeared underwater.

Antinous as Osiris - British Museum

Antinous-Osiris Antinous as Osiris, found in the ruins of Hadrian’s villa during the century

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.

Antinous as pharaoh - red marble, century CE -- Lover of emperor Hadrian. 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.

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…

Written in Hieratic, the 110 page Papyrus Ebers is the most extensive surviving record of ancient Egyptian medicine. I'm actually just so blown away that someone acutally wrote this!

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