Roman fresco depicting a chariot race. Object found in Pompeii; Casa delle Quadrighe (VII 2, 25). Now located in the Naples Museum. Dated back to 1st century CE. [564×348]

Roman fresco depicting a chariot race. Object found in Pompeii; Casa delle Quadrighe (VII 2, 25). Now located in the Naples Museum. Dated back to 1st century CE. [564×348]

(OS) Before and after of a restoration to a fresco of Hercules grasping the centaur Nessus by the hair. Casa di Giasone, Pompeii, 1st century CE. [5370 x 3500]

(OS) Before and after of a restoration to a fresco of Hercules grasping the centaur Nessus by the hair. Casa di Giasone, Pompeii, 1st century CE. [5370 x 3500]

Festoon with masks, leaves and fruit. Found in Casa del Fauno, Pompeii VI 12,2. Currently located in Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples. [928×728]

Festoon with masks, leaves and fruit. Found in Casa del Fauno, Pompeii VI 12,2. Currently located in Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples. [928×728]

Silver coins being melted down for reuse in the Mexican mint, Casa de Moneda, in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, Photographer: Susana Gonzalez/Bloomberg [4000×2667]

Silver coins being melted down for reuse in the Mexican mint, Casa de Moneda, in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, Photographer: Susana Gonzalez/Bloomberg [4000×2667]