Roman marble portrait of emperor Marcus Aurelius. Object is dated to 2nd century CE. It was found in ancient Singidunum (Belgrade in Serbia). [960×711]

Roman marble portrait of emperor Marcus Aurelius. Object is dated to 2nd century CE. It was found in ancient Singidunum (Belgrade in Serbia). [960×711]

Meet one of the commonest butterflies in Asia, and one of the most elegant to me… the tailed jay (Graphium agamemnon). Its scientific name refers to Agamemnon, the Kings of the Kings of Ancient Greece.

Meet one of the commonest butterflies in Asia, and one of the most elegant to me… the tailed jay (Graphium agamemnon). Its scientific name refers to Agamemnon, the Kings of the Kings of Ancient Greece.

An ancient Roman shipwreck was discovered on the east coast of Cyprus. This is the first well-preserved ship of this type in the history of the island. [800×600]

An ancient Roman shipwreck was discovered on the east coast of Cyprus. This is the first well-preserved ship of this type in the history of the island. [800×600]

Cameo (lapiz lazuli): Empress Maria Theresa as protector of art, science and crafts, Florence 1746. Rare example of depicting technology on cameo and lapis lazuli is also an ancient material used in Mesopotamia and Egypt[1715×1139]

Cameo (lapiz lazuli): Empress Maria Theresa as protector of art, science and crafts, Florence 1746. Rare example of depicting technology on cameo and lapis lazuli is also an ancient material used in Mesopotamia and Egypt[1715×1139]

Ancient Bolivian Fox-Snout Pouch Contained Cocaine And Other Hallucinogenic Drugs, Boliva pre-Inca Tiwanaku civilization, 900 – 1100 CE [960×642]

Ancient Bolivian Fox-Snout Pouch Contained Cocaine And Other Hallucinogenic Drugs, Boliva pre-Inca Tiwanaku civilization, 900 – 1100 CE [960×642]

Kish, modern Tall al-Uhaimer, ancient Mesopotamian city-state located east of Babylon in what is now south-central Iraq, the photos were taken in 1932.

Kish, modern Tall al-Uhaimer, ancient Mesopotamian city-state located east of Babylon in what is now south-central Iraq, the photos were taken in 1932.

Ancient Roman votive terracotta torso dissected to show the internal organs, c. 200 BCE-200 CE. Excavated near Rome, Italy, during the late 1800s. [2832×4256]

Ancient Roman votive terracotta torso dissected to show the internal organs, c. 200 BCE-200 CE. Excavated near Rome, Italy, during the late 1800s. [2832×4256]

Incredible 86m² Roman mosaic from the city of Lugdunum (Lyon), made of approximately 1 million pieces of marble and limestone. It is notable for its use of the ancient Indo-European swastika, symbolising eternal life and good luck. 3rd century AD [4032 x 2268]

Incredible 86m² Roman mosaic from the city of Lugdunum (Lyon), made of approximately 1 million pieces of marble and limestone. It is notable for its use of the ancient Indo-European swastika, symbolising eternal life and good luck. 3rd century AD… Continue Reading