Engraving of the ‘Interoceanic Ship Railway’ in Central America between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, proposed by James B. Eads in the late 19th century [2459 x 3123]

Engraving of the ‘Interoceanic Ship Railway’ in Central America between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, proposed by James B. Eads in the late 19th century [2459 x 3123]

Roman gold statuette uncovered in Pompeii, showing wild goat. Dated back to I century CE. Object currently lcoated in Archaeological Museum in Naples. [546×728]

Roman gold statuette uncovered in Pompeii, showing wild goat. Dated back to I century CE. Object currently lcoated in Archaeological Museum in Naples. [546×728]

Roman painted glass one handled jug. Dated back to I century CE. Found in Ismant el-Kharab, ancient Kellis, Egypt. Depicting combatant gladiators. [546×709]

Roman painted glass one handled jug. Dated back to I century CE. Found in Ismant el-Kharab, ancient Kellis, Egypt. Depicting combatant gladiators. [546×709]

Roman bronze shears (early scissor type) featuring Egyptian motifs. Trabzon (claimed), modern day north-eastern Turkey. ~2nd century AD. [2410×3848]

Roman bronze shears (early scissor type) featuring Egyptian motifs. Trabzon (claimed), modern day north-eastern Turkey. ~2nd century AD. [2410×3848]

The Golden Altar of the Cathedral of Saint Domnius in Split Croatia. This is the oldest cathedral in the world built in the 7th century using the mausoleum of the Emperor Diocletian. [2000×1336][OC]

The Golden Altar of the Cathedral of Saint Domnius in Split Croatia. This is the oldest cathedral in the world built in the 7th century using the mausoleum of the Emperor Diocletian. [2000×1336][OC]

Crowfield Church, Suffolk (OC) 1024 x 1009. A beautiful 15th century church with a wooden porch and chancel, and gorgeous carved angels along the interior roof line. Definitely worth a visit.

Crowfield Church, Suffolk (OC) 1024 x 1009. A beautiful 15th century church with a wooden porch and chancel, and gorgeous carved angels along the interior roof line. Definitely worth a visit.

Roman wrought iron tripod with a terracotta kist. Found in Pompeii. Currently located in Archaeological Museum in Naples. Dated back to I century CE. [564×710]

Roman wrought iron tripod with a terracotta kist. Found in Pompeii. Currently located in Archaeological Museum in Naples. Dated back to I century CE. [564×710]

Ivory casket with painted roundels featuring animals and arabesque patterns. The inlays consists of gilded silver, glass, quartz, and turquoise. Attributed to Sicily. Late 12th to early 13th century. [2442×1854]

Ivory casket with painted roundels featuring animals and arabesque patterns. The inlays consists of gilded silver, glass, quartz, and turquoise. Attributed to Sicily. Late 12th to early 13th century. [2442×1854]

Terracotta vase featuring a Rams head, geometrical patterns and scenes of people, horses and other animals. Possible used for cosmetics. Greece, Archaic period. 4th quarter of the 6th century B.C. [3915×2741]

Terracotta vase featuring a Rams head, geometrical patterns and scenes of people, horses and other animals. Possible used for cosmetics. Greece, Archaic period. 4th quarter of the 6th century B.C. [3915×2741]

Faience polyhedron inscribed with letters of the Greek alphabet. Possible used for fortune telling. Roman, possibly Greece. 2nd to 3rd century A.D. [3791×3792]

Faience polyhedron inscribed with letters of the Greek alphabet. Possible used for fortune telling. Roman, possibly Greece. 2nd to 3rd century A.D. [3791×3792]