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Prisoner graffiti - carved into the walls of Beauchamp Tower at the Tower of London. Very creepy!

"Jane" carved into the wall of a room in the Beauchamp Tower in the Tower of London. It is believed (no absolute proof available) that it was carved by Guildford Dudley, husband of Lady Jane Grey. They were both executed (along with a number of other people) for trying to put Jane on the throne.

Thomas More's prison cell was the ground floor of the Bell Tower in the Tower of London, where he was imprisoned from April 1534 to July 1535. It had no glass in what served as windows and was directly above the Tower's moat, close to the Thames River. Photograph by Tommy Heyne

Keys and lantern used to lock the Tower of London each night ~ Known as The Ceremony of the Keys it takes place every night at the Tower of London, and has done so since the 14th century. Read about it at

*HOUSE OF THE VETTII: Pompeii, date: 79 AD destroyed. Current location: Pompeii, Napoli, Campania, Italy. The House of Vetti preserves exceptional examples of pompeian wall-paintings. It is one of the few Pompeian house to have all of the wall paintings, furniture, + artifacts discovered there remain in place, rather than removed (+often sold) as in earlier centuries.

Roman couch and footstool with bone carvings and glass inlays Roman 1st century CE possibly from the villa of co-emperor Lucius Verus 161-169 CE (2)

Roman, Augustan ca. 27 B.C.-A.D. 14 The ornament, originally clad in silver, served as a furniture attachment or, more likely, as part of a candelabrum or a stand for a censer or bowl. Egyptianizing decorative arts were especially popular in Rome in the years after the defeat of Mark Antony and Cleopatra in 31 B.C. Other examples can be seen on the wall paintings from the villa at Boscotrecase, also displayed in this gallery.

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Howard Carter opening the sarcophagus of King Tutankhamun in 1924