Viralpics

Prehistoric paint studio, Blombos cave, South Africa, 100 000 B.C.[960 x 860]

Jan
23

The Standard of Ur. A trapezoidal wooden box of unknown purpose, inlaid with mosaics of lapis lazuli, shell and red limestone, depicting scenes of wartime and peacetime. 26th century BC. [750×446]

Jan
23

Helmet, Europe 3th – 4th c.[891×1072]

Jan
23

Authentic 16 th century plague mask, Germany [960 x 860]

Jan
23

Anti-spitting sign from Ireland, c. 1900-1920. [4930×3622]

Jan
23

Golden earrings and necklace from tomb KV56 (Occupant unknown) featuring cornflower motifs and filigree. Egypt, 19th Dynasty. 1292 to 1189 BC. [1280×1064]

Jan
23

Tutankhamun’s meteoric iron dagger, 14th c. BC. The dagger predates commonplace iron smelting and in it’s time would have been worth more than gold. [1440×810]

Jan
22

First TV Image of Mars, hand colored by JPL employees, 1965 [OS][6000×3551]

Jan
22

The oldest ‘Bill of rights’: The reforms of Urukagina, Sumeria, 2500-2350 B.C. [960 x 860]

Jan
22

Tomb door medallion, Mt Auburn Cemetery [3280×3280]

Jan
22

Fan made from Ostrich feathers and a handle made from ivory. From the tomb of Tutankhamun. Egypt, 18th dynasty. 1332 to 1323 BC. [1652×929] [OC]

Jan
22

Gjermundbu helmet: the only complete Viking helmet ever been found, 9th century, Norway. [960 x 860]

Jan
22

“Tankard with a Lid, Decorated with Portraits of Russian Princes and Tsars from Rurik to Catherine II” Imperial Russia, 1771 – 1775 A.D., Mammoth Tusk and Silver. [1465×1920]

Jan
21

Roman lead water pipes with inscription from the reign of Vespasian, 1st cent. CE [2560×1712]

Jan
21

Sprinthae,tokens used to enter brothels, 1 st century A.D. [960 x 860]

Jan
21

Ancient Roman cineary urn with removable roof in the shape of a temple, c. 200 BCE – 400 CE. [1356×1352]

Jan
21

Bezoar juwel from Spain, 16th Century. Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, Kunstkammer. [1050×1600] [OS]

Jan
21

Wine Jar, 5400-5000 BCE. Iran. The oldest known wine storage container in the world [OS][1600×1656]

Jan
21

Mughal plated mail armor from Sindh, modern day Pakistan, 18th century [874×1362]

Jan
20

Votive bead of god-king Ibbi-Sin of Ur, ca. 1963-1940 BC, [3000×3000]

Jan
20

The Amarna Letter – a royal letter from Ashur-uballit, the king of Assyria, to the king of Egypt, circa 1353 –1336 B.C [3000 x 4000]

Jan
20

Display showing the various documented Neolithic methods of trepanning on a human skull created by Dr. T. Wilson Parry, c. 1900-1940. [1274×1462]

Jan
20

Golden coins hidden in a cow bone, Gaul 1st c. BCE.[1280×854]. Made by Ambiani tribe of Gaul in what is now Northern France. The Ambiani fought against Julius Caesar’s Roman army. Found in Norfolk in August 2003.

Jan
20

Oldest artificial eye,made from bitum covered with gold, belonged to a priestress,Iran, 3000 B.C.[960 x 860]

Jan
20

Gold sandals with toe and fingers covers, belonged to minor wives of Thutmoses III, ca 1460 B.C, Egypt [960 x 860]

Jan
19