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 circles of rushes of the crown of thorns purportedly worn by Jesus Christ during crucifixion. Presented to King Louis IX of France by Baldwin II, the Latin Emperor of Constantinople in 1238 A.D. It was saved from the flames at Notre Dame in 2019 A.D. [550×550]

The circles of rushes of the crown of thorns purportedly worn by Jesus Christ during crucifixion. Presented to King Louis IX of France by Baldwin II, the Latin Emperor of Constantinople in 1238 A.D. It was saved from the flames… Continue Reading

Roman marble portrait of Cornelia Salonina, wife of the emperor Gallienus. Dated back to mid-3rd century CE. Located in Saint-Petersburg, The State Hermitage Museum. [531×949]

Roman marble portrait of Cornelia Salonina, wife of the emperor Gallienus. Dated back to mid-3rd century CE. Located in Saint-Petersburg, The State Hermitage Museum. [531×949]

The Emperor tamarin is a diminutive primate species from Peru, Bolivia and western Brazil, locally threatened by deforestation. This species is recognized by its amazing moustaches, reminiscent of those from German emperor Wilhelm II.

The Emperor tamarin is a diminutive primate species from Peru, Bolivia and western Brazil, locally threatened by deforestation. This species is recognized by its amazing moustaches, reminiscent of those from German emperor Wilhelm II.

The Mausoleum of Galla Placidia (daughter, mother, and sister of the emperor) in Ravenna. Colorful mosaics cover every inch. Simply Stunning [2000×1333][OC]

The Mausoleum of Galla Placidia (daughter, mother, and sister of the emperor) in Ravenna. Colorful mosaics cover every inch. Simply Stunning [2000×1333][OC]

Greco-roman inspired Parade helmet (with missing visor) of Emperor Charles V by Filippo Negroli. The hair and beard are made from gold. Spanish, 1533 AD. [536×800]

Greco-roman inspired Parade helmet (with missing visor) of Emperor Charles V by Filippo Negroli. The hair and beard are made from gold. Spanish, 1533 AD. [536×800]

The Imperial Seal of the Nguyen dynasty of Vietnam, made on March 15th 1823, weighted 10.7 kilograms. It’s likely that the seal is now in the hands of emperor Bao Dai’s French widow – Monique Baudot [800×549]

The Imperial Seal of the Nguyen dynasty of Vietnam, made on March 15th 1823, weighted 10.7 kilograms. It’s likely that the seal is now in the hands of emperor Bao Dai’s French widow – Monique Baudot [800×549]

Unique Roman site in the world – memorial complex at Magura hill with two imperial mausoleums of Emperor Galerius and his mother Romula, near imperial palace Felix Romuliana – Gamzigrad, in eastern Serbia. Dated to III century CE. [960×639]

Unique Roman site in the world – memorial complex at Magura hill with two imperial mausoleums of Emperor Galerius and his mother Romula, near imperial palace Felix Romuliana – Gamzigrad, in eastern Serbia. Dated to III century CE. [960×639]

Daguerreotype of Pompey’s Pillar with then-recent graffiti written on it in Alexandria, Egypt, 1842. Originally built in 297 CE to commemorate the victory of Roman emperor Diocletian over an Alexandrian revolt. [1336×3500]

Daguerreotype of Pompey’s Pillar with then-recent graffiti written on it in Alexandria, Egypt, 1842. Originally built in 297 CE to commemorate the victory of Roman emperor Diocletian over an Alexandrian revolt. [1336×3500]

“Jahangir’s Dream,” 1618 Mughal painting. The Mughal emperor Jahangir (right) embraces Persian emperor Abbas (left). Jahangir is drawn taller and better-dressed with paler skin, and stands on a lion. Abbas is drawn shorter with darker skin, looking up to Jahangir, and stands on a sheep. [2393×3536]

“Jahangir’s Dream,” 1618 Mughal painting. The Mughal emperor Jahangir (right) embraces Persian emperor Abbas (left). Jahangir is drawn taller and better-dressed with paler skin, and stands on a lion. Abbas is drawn shorter with darker skin, looking up to Jahangir,… Continue Reading

“Colt Six-Shot Saddle Army Revolver, ‘Third Model Dragoon’, Presented by Samuel Colt to Emperor Nicholas I” Manufactured by Samuel Colt Factory, Hartford, USA, Circa 1853, Serial Number 12407 [1920 x 1070]

“Colt Six-Shot Saddle Army Revolver, ‘Third Model Dragoon’, Presented by Samuel Colt to Emperor Nicholas I” Manufactured by Samuel Colt Factory, Hartford, USA, Circa 1853, Serial Number 12407 [1920 x 1070]

A Scottish Broadsword presented to Emperor Alexander I during his visit to England in June 1814. Crafted in George Hunter’s Workshop, Scotland, 1814. [1279×1920]

A Scottish Broadsword presented to Emperor Alexander I during his visit to England in June 1814. Crafted in George Hunter’s Workshop, Scotland, 1814. [1279×1920]