Roman mosaic from the 1st century CE showing a group of philosophers from the Academy in Athens. The object was found in Pompeii. He is currently in the National Archaeological Museum in Naples. [698×728]

Roman mosaic from the 1st century CE showing a group of philosophers from the Academy in Athens. The object was found in Pompeii. He is currently in the National Archaeological Museum in Naples. [698×728]

Roman hair pins vith varios details on the top carved of animal bone. Dated back to 3rd-4th century CE. Objects found in ancient Sirmium, present-day Sremska Mitrovica (northern Serbia). Currently located in Srem Museum in Sremska Mitrovica. [960×640]

Roman hair pins vith varios details on the top carved of animal bone. Dated back to 3rd-4th century CE. Objects found in ancient Sirmium, present-day Sremska Mitrovica (northern Serbia). Currently located in Srem Museum in Sremska Mitrovica. [960×640]

Roman mosaic depicting Ambrosia and Lycurgus. Lycurgus is depicted in the act of killing Ambrosia with an axe as she is being transformed into a grape vine. Object dated back to II century CE. [564×678]

Roman mosaic depicting Ambrosia and Lycurgus. Lycurgus is depicted in the act of killing Ambrosia with an axe as she is being transformed into a grape vine. Object dated back to II century CE. [564×678]

In the south of England, in the village of Stoke Gifford, the remains of a Roman villa were found. Among ruins was also discovered bronze lamp, which is dated to the 1st century CE. [615×433]

In the south of England, in the village of Stoke Gifford, the remains of a Roman villa were found. Among ruins was also discovered bronze lamp, which is dated to the 1st century CE. [615×433]

Ritual axe decorated with skulls and crown motifs. It’s made from gilded bronze and rock crystal. Kham region. Derge, Tibet or China. 16th to 17th century AD. [1642×2100]

Ritual axe decorated with skulls and crown motifs. It’s made from gilded bronze and rock crystal. Kham region. Derge, Tibet or China. 16th to 17th century AD. [1642×2100]

Jade plaque with carved out openwork of bird motifs mounted in a frame of gold adorned with rubies, sapphires and jade. China, late Jin or early Yuan dynasty. 13th to 14th century AD. [1501×2100]

Jade plaque with carved out openwork of bird motifs mounted in a frame of gold adorned with rubies, sapphires and jade. China, late Jin or early Yuan dynasty. 13th to 14th century AD. [1501×2100]