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lionofchaeronea · 14 hours ago
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A seated goddess before a procession of seahorses. Mycenaean gold ring, artist unknown; 15th cent. BCE. From Tiryns; now in the National Archaeological Museum, Athens. Photo credit: Zde/Wikimedia Commons.
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ancientcharm · 23 hours ago
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Wall painting from the House of the Vestals. Pompeii (IV, 1, 7)
Phantastic theatrical architecture with single figures; in the large yellow field a picture showing the myth of Narcissus admiring his reflection in a water surface and Eros standing by. Fourth style of pompeian wall painting (Napoli, Museo Archeologico Nazionale)  Inv. 9701.
By: ArchaiOptix / CC BY-SA 4.0 / via Wikimedia Commons
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goldentangerines · 7 months ago
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every now and then i have to think of the roman family from two thousand years ago that buried their little daughter in a boy's athletic-themed sarcophagus and i weep a little because that's the softest declaration of love i can possibly imagine
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theancientworld · 5 months ago
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Bronze newborn puppy
332-30 BC
Of Greek or Roman craftsmanship, discovered in Rome
The Walters Art Museum
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goldalarm · 5 months ago
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Qued Djaret, Algeria. 7-2000 BCE
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1five1two · 3 months ago
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Hippopotamus. Egyptian. 2040-1638 BC.
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andante-weatherwax · 4 months ago
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Fresco from the House of the Golden Bracelet, Pompeii.
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thesorceresstemple · 4 months ago
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Venus from the sea 🐚
Torso of the Goddess Venus Anadyomene, Faience, Egyptian blue.
Greco Roman period, ca 30 BC 300 AD
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doubtspirit · 6 months ago
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Spirals in ancient cultures (part 3). From left to the right, from top to bottom: Maya, Mexico - Sedona, Arizona - Maya, Mexico - Jomon, Japan - Hohokam, Tuscon, Arizona - Jomon, Japan - Viking, Oseberg, Norway - Etruscan, Italy - Viking, Oseberg, Norway
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heaveninawildflower · a month ago
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Glass mosaic plaque fragment with floral motifs (Roman, Egyptian late 1st century B.C.–1st century A.D).
Deep cobalt blue ground, appearing black; decoration in opaque white, yellow, and red, and other colours. Plants include a poppy seed head and an ear of wheat.
Glass, fused sections; cast.
Image and text information courtesy The Met.
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blueiskewl · 4 months ago
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Ancient Roman Mosaic Found in Croatia
A Roman mosaic has been revealed under a narrow street in the Old Town of the Adriatic island of Hvar, Croatia. The elaborate geometric mosaic floor dates to the 2nd century A.D. and was part of a luxurious Roman villa urbana.
The street is being excavated prior to water and sewage work, but this is the second bite at the apple. In 1923, the site was opened to build a canal for rainwater drainage and the remains of the villa were discovered two feet below street level. The finds were eventually covered with slabs and reburied to protect them from water penetration.
The installation of the water drainage system was not completed after the 1923 excavation and increasing problems with penetration from ambient moisture and rising sea levels threaten the survival of the ancient remains of Roman Pharia in Hvar’s historic Old Town. Residents would like to see the mosaic remain in situ, covered with plexiglass so it can be protected and enjoyed at the same time, but the sea has risen by a foot and a half since the mosaic was created and the street is no longer dry land. The new water pipe installation is still happening too, and they will be just a few inches above the mosaic.
Archaeologists are currently excavating 14 other spots next to the mosaic site, looking for other remains from the villa urbana, other mosaics and any archaeological evidence that might identify the structure, or at least define it as a public or private building. When excavations are complete, officials will have a better idea of what steps to take next.
Right now the plan proposed by the archaeologists of the Museum of the Old Town is to raise the mosaic and transport it to the museum for long-term conservation and eventual display. They’ll replace it with a replica that can be walked on without damage. That proposed solution has to be approved by conservators and heritage officials from Split.
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thesilicontribesman · 4 months ago
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Detailing from 'The Anglo-Saxon' (2012) by Andy Edwards, The Potteries Museum and Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
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theancientworld · 4 months ago
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Earrings with cow heads
Greek, 5th century BCE (Late Archaic-Classical)
The Walters Art Museum
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ancientcharm · a month ago
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Lararium with wall painting; goddess Minerva sitting on throne, and Agathodaemon / Genius Loci snake at altar with offerings (food).
Pompeii, Parco Archeologico, Antiquarium 63688. 
By ArchaiOptix, CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons
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1five1two · 3 months ago
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Roman mosaic: Reclining skeleton with the caption 'Know Thyself', c. 4th century AD. Now on display at the Baths of Diocletian in Rome, Italy.
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antoniettabrandeisova · 5 months ago
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The Three graces Relief, Protomoteca, Palazzo Senatorio, Musei capitolini via adrianovero on Flickr
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marcvscicero · 5 months ago
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baboon ointment jar. ~1800-1550 BCE. egypt, middle kingdom.
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synop · 9 months ago
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Bull figurines, 6th millennium BC, discovered in Northeast Bulgaria
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lionofchaeronea · 2 months ago
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Head (porphyritic diorite) of an ancient Egyptian cow goddess, perhaps Hathor or Mehetweret. Artist unknown; ca. 1390-1352 BCE (reign of Amenhotep III, 18th Dynasty, New Kingdom). Now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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cupofmeat · 4 months ago
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Embroidered Border Fragment
4th century B.C.
Paracas
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