Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, France. Part of the foundation was built in the 4th century, part of the building was built in the 10th century. 2989×2989 [OC]

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, France. Part of the foundation was built in the 4th century, part of the building was built in the 10th century. 2989×2989 [OC]

Thor’s hammer in gold and silver – one of the most intricate specimens ever found. Found in Ödeshög parish, Ödeshög municipality, Östergötland, Sweden. 10th Century [1280×1911]

Thor’s hammer in gold and silver – one of the most intricate specimens ever found. Found in Ödeshög parish, Ödeshög municipality, Östergötland, Sweden. 10th Century [1280×1911]

Roman marble portrait of emperor Marcus Aurelius. Object is dated to 2nd century CE. It was found in ancient Singidunum (Belgrade in Serbia). [960×711]

Roman marble portrait of emperor Marcus Aurelius. Object is dated to 2nd century CE. It was found in ancient Singidunum (Belgrade in Serbia). [960×711]

The Købelev Thor’s Hammer, 10th century AD, Denmark. The runic inscription says “Hmar x is” which translates to “this is a hammer” – so far the only concrete evidence that these hammer shaped pendants were actually meant to be hammers [1560×2232]

The Købelev Thor’s Hammer, 10th century AD, Denmark. The runic inscription says “Hmar x is” which translates to “this is a hammer” – so far the only concrete evidence that these hammer shaped pendants were actually meant to be hammers… Continue Reading

Beautiful sculpted monument for the son of Eutyches and Ursula – Victor. The boy lived 20 years and 16 days. The object was found in Narona (Croatia). Dated to the 2nd century CE. [506×900]

Beautiful sculpted monument for the son of Eutyches and Ursula – Victor. The boy lived 20 years and 16 days. The object was found in Narona (Croatia). Dated to the 2nd century CE. [506×900]

A Roman Centurion’s crest made out of hair moss found at Vindolanda and believed to be from around the 2nd century, it is the only known example of a surviving crest [4608×3456]

A Roman Centurion’s crest made out of hair moss found at Vindolanda and believed to be from around the 2nd century, it is the only known example of a surviving crest [4608×3456]

Tombstone from the Ambleside fort in England. There is an inscription saying that Flavius Romantus was killed in the camp. The object is dated to the turn of the second and third century CE. [763×900]

Tombstone from the Ambleside fort in England. There is an inscription saying that Flavius Romantus was killed in the camp. The object is dated to the turn of the second and third century CE. [763×900]

Boston Green Head, pre-Hellenistic greywacke sculptured head of an Egyptian priest exhibiting a verism uncharacteristic of its era, 4th century BC [1236×1600]

Boston Green Head, pre-Hellenistic greywacke sculptured head of an Egyptian priest exhibiting a verism uncharacteristic of its era, 4th century BC [1236×1600]

Redesigned 19th century industrial warehouse in North Fitzroy, Australia. According to the architects, the building was once a jam factory, a carbonated water factory, and then an advertising agency.

Redesigned 19th century industrial warehouse in North Fitzroy, Australia. According to the architects, the building was once a jam factory, a carbonated water factory, and then an advertising agency.

Detail of the Tiffany Company’s William Hood Memorial, showing the destructive results of over a century of the elements. Druid Ridge Cemetery, Pikesville Maryland. Every year more and more glass falls away.

Detail of the Tiffany Company’s William Hood Memorial, showing the destructive results of over a century of the elements. Druid Ridge Cemetery, Pikesville Maryland. Every year more and more glass falls away.