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Old Stuff

A bit of a hodgepodge between ancient artifacts and period clothes.

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Millions Of Mummified Dogs Found In Ancient Egyptian Catacombs

Minoan Seal, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford University

Minoan Art Pottery

The ancient Egyptian pyramids were built with such precision that our modern technology can't replicate them. The Great Pyramid has an estimated 2,300,000 stone blocks that each weigh up to 50 tons. Learn more about the Great Pyramid of Giza: #worldwonder

Phoenician. Green glass face pendant with red, yellow, and orange features. Completely made from fused pieces of glass. Loop at the top for wearability. Earthen patina. 400-200 BC (2 ½")

Two Reindeer, Cro-Magnon Painting from Font-de-Gaume Cave, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil, France c.17,000 BCE

"kvetchlandia" — Two Reindeer, Cro-Magnon Painting...

pompeii bronze faun

Protohistoric Multigrain Flatbread | The Splendid Table

Protohistoric Multigrain Flatbread

Villa of the Mysteries - AD79 eruption

Villa of the Mysteries - AD79eruption

Pompeii residence interior

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Bronze Ornament from a Chariot Pole 1st - 2nd century AD Roman, #medusa This heavy metal ornament, decorated with the head of Medusa and inlays of silver and copper, probably comes from a currus triumphalis (ceremonial chariot) used in processions rather than a lightweight racing chariot. Source: The Metropolitan Museum

Herculaneum, Old waterfront

Herculaneum (destroyed Roman town), Italy (trip idea) includes: herculaneum, pompeii, wall paintings, public baths...

Roman Slave medallion Photographed at the National Museum of Rome in the remains of the Terme di Diocleziano (Baths of Diocletian), Rome, Italy. (What's disturbing is that these necklaces were welded around the Slaves neck, so the only way to remove them was to be beheaded, or die, creepy).

Roman Slave medallion - a photo on Flickriver

World’s oldest Dress came from ancient Egypt: The Tarkan dress is 5,000 years old ( it was found by Flindus Petrie in 1911-1913 in ruins of Tarkan). Petrie museum of Egyptian Archaeology.

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Minoan fresco, love this culture, they would jump the bulls

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DNA Deciphers Roots of Modern Europeans -

DNA Deciphers Roots of Modern Europeans

Mycenaean gold disk , Late Helladic , 1600 - 1500 BC

Selected Artworks | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Ancient Rome. Well preserved Roman house at Herculaneum - 1st Century AD Casa Sannitica

Reconstructed living room ('triclinium'), based on evidence from Watling Court and Southwark Street, AD 100, Londinium, Roman London, Museum of London by carolemadge1, via Flickr

Gold Artifacts Tell Tale of Drug-Fueled Rituals and "Bastard Wars" Vessels discovered in a Scythian grave mound contained traces of opium and marijuana, confirming the claim of an ancient historian.

Gold Artifacts Tell Tale of Drug-Fueled Rituals and "Bastard Wars"

The Roman Banquet | Thematic Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art. A decadent meal required an elaborate table service comprising numerous vessels and utensils that were designed to serve both functional and decorative purposes.

Egyptian Queen Hetepheres bed and furnishings Above, a full-scale reconstruction (the original was gold plated wood) of the bed canopy and furnishings of Queen Hetepheres, 2500 BCE. Archeological fragments suggest the canopy was hung with linen drapery stored in the “curtain box,” foreground. Linen draperies protected royal sleepers from insects and provided privacy. The first “room-within-a-room?” Photo: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

In the Beginning – Welcome to J Black Design

Most European men descend from a handful of Bronze Age forefathers -- ScienceDaily

Most European men descend from a handful of Bronze Age forefathers

Roman chamber pot from Pompeii. Note flanges for ease of sitting.

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Minoan Art Pottery | Minoan eight handled amphora

Minoan Art Pottery

Construction of an aqueduct ~ O. Scarpelli

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