Mushhushshu-dragon decorative panel of the Isthar Gate to Babylon, ordered by Nebuchadnezzar II ca. 575 BCE. On permanent display in Detroit, MI, USA

Mushhushshu-dragon decorative panel of the Isthar Gate to Babylon, ordered by Nebuchadnezzar II ca. 575 BCE. On permanent display in Detroit, MI, USA

Thor’s hammer in gold and silver – one of the most intricate specimens ever found. Found in Ödeshög parish, Ödeshög municipality, Östergötland, Sweden. 10th Century [1280×1911]

Thor’s hammer in gold and silver – one of the most intricate specimens ever found. Found in Ödeshög parish, Ödeshög municipality, Östergötland, Sweden. 10th Century [1280×1911]

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]

The Købelev Thor’s Hammer, 10th century AD, Denmark. The runic inscription says “Hmar x is” which translates to “this is a hammer” – so far the only concrete evidence that these hammer shaped pendants were actually meant to be hammers [1560×2232]

The Købelev Thor’s Hammer, 10th century AD, Denmark. The runic inscription says “Hmar x is” which translates to “this is a hammer” – so far the only concrete evidence that these hammer shaped pendants were actually meant to be hammers… Continue Reading

Votive Plaque of King Tanyidamani of the Kingdom of Kush (today Sudan), 100 BCE (Meroitic Period). This side shows the the lion-headed war and fertility god Apedemak holding a bundle of sorghum and a sceptre. The inscriptions are in Meroitic script and name the king and the god [784 × 1,533 pixels].

Votive Plaque of King Tanyidamani of the Kingdom of Kush (today Sudan), 100 BCE (Meroitic Period). This side shows the the lion-headed war and fertility god Apedemak holding a bundle of sorghum and a sceptre. The inscriptions are in Meroitic… Continue Reading

Beautiful sculpted monument for the son of Eutyches and Ursula – Victor. The boy lived 20 years and 16 days. The object was found in Narona (Croatia). Dated to the 2nd century CE. [506×900]

Beautiful sculpted monument for the son of Eutyches and Ursula – Victor. The boy lived 20 years and 16 days. The object was found in Narona (Croatia). Dated to the 2nd century CE. [506×900]