Viralpics

The Saqqara bird, 200 B.C., Egypt [960 x 860]

Jan
17

Roman vase from Colchester, showing charioteer racing his quadriga. [564×667]

Jan
17

The Piri Reis map, 16th century, Turkey [960 x 860]

Jan
16

Ernst Christiansen and Lis Therkelsen with the 3,000-year-old Sword they discovered in Denmark (more info in comment) [640×360]

Jan
16

The Saltmen were discovered in the Chehrabad salt mines, located on the southern part of the Hamzehlu village, on the west side of the city of Zanjan, in the Zanjan Province in Iran. The head and left foot of Salt Man 1 are on display at the National Museum of Iran in Tehran [1944×2592]

Jan
16

Carved oak and ivory unicorn head used as a pharmacy advertisement, European, c. 1700-1900. [2832×4256]

Jan
16

Ashura statue stored in Kōfukuji temple, Nara, Japan (734 CE) [823×1168]

Jan
16

Gold and lapis lazuli assemble depicting the holy triad of the Osiris family (Horus, Osiris and Isis). It was once part of an pendant and bears the Cartouche of Pharao Osorkon II as well as an inscription at the bottom. Egypt, 22nd dynasty. 874 to 850 BC. [589×800]

Jan
16

Pectoral featuring the name of Amenemhat III, from a jewelery box found in the tomb of Princess Mereret, daughter of Senusret III. Gold, carnelian and lazurite. 19th Century BC [1208×1017]

Jan
15

God Sin (Moon God: Horns from crescent moon) on the plaque (bronze), Mesopotamia 500 – 400 BCE[600×600]

Jan
15

Ancient Roman curse tablet made from gold, Serbia, 400 A.D. [960 x 860]

Jan
15

Trundholm sun chariot, possibly ca. 1400 BCE. Nordic Bronze Age [833×632]

Jan
15

Roman gold jewelry ornament, dated back to I-IV century CE. [564×557]

Jan
15

Lion statue (basalt) in temple of of Ain Dara, Hittites 13/12th BCE. Found in 1955. Temple was razed by Turkish airstrike in 2018.[635×716

Jan
15

Roman floor mosaic showing the clash of Bacchus and Indians. The object was found in Villa Ruffinella in Tusculum. The object, dated to the 4th-5th century CE, is now located in the National Museum in Rome. [566×755]

Jan
14

Mirror with Handle in the Form of a Hathor Emblem. [1333×2000]

Jan
14

Inner -and outer shoe of Otzi the Iceman, 3300 B.C., Italy [960 x 860]

Jan
14

Image of a Balinese (Puputan), ritual mass suicide to avoid facing the humiliation of surrender. The image depicts the Raja of Buleleng and 400 of his followers committing suicide in the palace knowing that they wouldn’t stand a chance against the invading Dutch, Le Petit Journal, 1849. [1717×2226]

Jan
14

Embossed copper plate from the Etowah Mounds near Cartersville, Georgia, USA. Mississippian culture, dating to the 13th century. [1175×1762]

Jan
14

The Three Magi: Balthazar, the King of Arabia, Melchior, a Persian king, and Caspar, the king of India. From a 6th century mosaic in the Basilica of Sant’ Apollinare Nuovo in Ravenna, Italy.[1600×1049]

Jan
14

Ancient Egyptian relief carving of Caesarion offering ointment to Horus and Isis, mid-1st century BCE. Caesarion was the last Pharaoh of Egypt and son of Cleopatra VII (and possibly Julius Caesar). [8096×2904]

Jan
13

Clay tablet written in Greek found at Persepolis, ca. 500 BC [600 x 488]

Jan
13

Bejewelled teeth on Maya skull, Chiapas, 900 A.D. [960 x 860]

Jan
13

Gold ring belonging to Ahuizotl, late 15th century Mexico, National Museum of Anthropology CDMX [436 x 385]

Jan
13

Polish plait (or Plica polonica), a matted, tangled mass of hair that was believed to act as an amulet protecting its bearer from illness (19th century) [550×413]

Jan
13