Viralpics

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

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

Jan
23

Teacher of the century! :D

Jan
22

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

Jan
22

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

Jan
21

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

Jan
21

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

Jan
20

Armenian Cathedral of the Holy Cross. Aghtamar Island, Lake Van, Turkey. (10th century) [730×1095]

Jan
20

Uta von Ballenstedt, donor figure in the Naumburg Cathedral, mid 13th century [2000×3000]

Jan
19

“Bridle Plaque with a Panther” Scythian Culture, 5th Century B.C., Bronze [1570×1920]

Jan
18

[OS] A sculpture of a skull, and a torso, from the Temple of Xipe Totec, Aztec god of Spring (and Flayed Skin), from Ndachjian, Puebla, Mexico; 11th-13th century A.D.; Popoloca Civilization [1961×1400]

Jan
18

The Hunger Stones, Czech Republic, 17th century [960 x 860]

Jan
17

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

Jan
16

Graving Docks, Kattendijkdok, Antwerp, mid-20th century. [2000×1396]

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

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

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

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

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

Roman frieze showing gladiator fight. Object dated back to 2nd – 3rd century CE. Object from the necropolis at Kibyra (Turkey), Burdur Museum. [566×755]

Jan
12

Roman mosaic depicting Achilles confronting Agamemnon from the House of Apollo in Pompeii. Object dated back to 1st century BCE-1st century CE. Located in Museo Archaeologico Nazionale di Napoli in Naples, Italy. [566×377]

Jan
12

Roman bronze figure of a cow. Object found in Pompeii and dated back to 1st century BCE. [500×393]

Jan
09