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Married couple from Via Statilia, mid 1st century B.C., Rome

Funerary relief of a married couple,from the Via Statilia,Rome Capitoline Museum

The Wedding of Ariadne, Roman mosaic, 2nd century AD Ariadne is the daughter of King Minos of Crete, She helped Theseus slay...

archaicwonder: “ The Wedding of Ariadne, Roman mosaic, century AD Ariadne is the daughter of King Minos of Crete, She helped Theseus slay the Minotaur while he was on the island and then fled with.

A representation of Scythia, Roman relief (marble), 2nd century AD, (Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples).

Scythia was a multinational region of Central Eurasia in the classical era, encompassing parts of Ukrainian Steppe, Central Asia, Eastern Europe and the northern Caucasus.

Vibia Sabina (83–136/137) was a Roman Empress, wife and second cousin, once removed, to Roman Emperor Hadrian. She married Hadrian in 100.

Vibia Sabina was a Roman Empress, wife and second cousin, once removed, to Roman Emperor Hadrian. She married Hadrian in

4th C. BCE. The greek letters Ε ϕ (phi) with the Bee on this silver coin indicates the ancient greek city of Ephesus (Turkey) - the obverse would show its other emblem -the stag. The honey bee and the stag are symbols of the Goddess Artemis. Priestesses of Artemis in greek are "melissae" - which translates to "honey bee." Hence,  Ephesus was the City of Artemis. The temple of Artemis was originally built for the mother Goddess Cybele ca. 2000 BCE.

Many Ancient Coins had the emblem of the honey bee, a symbol of wealth and power due in part to the fact that ancient society realized that the honeybee had such control over their food supply. (But why does that bee look more like a wasp?

Marble bust of a woman Period: Late Imperial Date: mid–3rd century A.D. Culture: Roman Medium: Marble.

Marble bust of a woman Period: Late Imperial Date: century A. Culture: Roman Medium: Marble Dimensions: H. cm) Classification: Stone Sculpture Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1918

Julianne Moore by Mert & Marcus for the Bulgari advertising campaign,  2011.

In the style of Cynthia Basinet Photo Jean Claude Maillard 1992 As Seen On Julianne Moore Bulgari Jewelry Ad Spring-Summer 2010

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Roman Portraits Celebrating Literacy (Circa 75 CE) : From Cave Paintings to the Internet

Marble and Pigment Head of Julia Titi, Roman, about A.D. 90, Getty Villa, Malibu, California

Roman marble and pigment head of Julia Titi, about AD Getty Villa, Malibu, California

A representation of Phrygia, Roman relief (marble), 2nd century AD, (Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples).

Hadrianic Relief Representing Phrygia ~ Archaeological Museum Naples Possibly from the Hadrianeum

Beautiful painted statue from Herculaneum.  The paint is faded, and therefore easier on modern eyes, since we are used to seeing classical statues without painted surfaces.

Beautiful painted statue from Herculaneum. The paint is faded, and therefore easier on modern eyes, since we are used to seeing classical statues without painted surfaces. by magistrahf

: Donna greca antica.

Marble statue of a draped woman, Ancient Turkey, Century BCE, The British Museum. Look how they treated the marble. It looks soft and delicate like fabric.

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