The Philippine pitviper (Trimeresurus flavomaculatus) is a highly variable species. The ones found on Negros Island (such as this specimen) can be particularly colourful. This one here is a living piece of art with hints of yellow and turquoise… It isn’t believed to be threatened at this time.

The Philippine pitviper (Trimeresurus flavomaculatus) is a highly variable species. The ones found on Negros Island (such as this specimen) can be particularly colourful. This one here is a living piece of art with hints of yellow and turquoise… It isn’t believed to be threatened at this time.

The Wilbour Plaque. A slab of limestone believed to have been used as a reference guide for students learning how to draw royalty. It features raised carvings of what may represent pharaoh Akhenaten and queen Nefertiti. Egypt, 18th dynasty. 1352 to 1336 B.C. [1536×1124]

The Wilbour Plaque. A slab of limestone believed to have been used as a reference guide for students learning how to draw royalty. It features raised carvings of what may represent pharaoh Akhenaten and queen Nefertiti. Egypt, 18th dynasty. 1352 to 1336 B.C. [1536×1124]

The Cheops (Khufu) ring. Originally believed to have belonged to the 4th dynasty Pharaoh whose Cartouche is inscribed, it was later discovered to have actually belonged to a 26th or 27th dynasty priest called Neferibre, who was part of a cult that deified Khufu. Egypt, 664 to 404 B.C. [1536×1123]

The Cheops (Khufu) ring. Originally believed to have belonged to the 4th dynasty Pharaoh whose Cartouche is inscribed, it was later discovered to have actually belonged to a 26th or 27th dynasty priest called Neferibre, who was part of a cult that deified Khufu. Egypt, 664 to 404 B.C. [1536×1123]

Wodden box that’s believed to have once housed game pieces. It’s decorated with painted roundels featuring motifs of booth real life and mythological animals. Made in modern day Germany (Upper Reine region) ~1300 AD. [1955×1352]

Wodden box that’s believed to have once housed game pieces. It’s decorated with painted roundels featuring motifs of booth real life and mythological animals. Made in modern day Germany (Upper Reine region) ~1300 AD. [1955×1352]