Gelon, Ring with oval gem with armed Aphrodite, Greece 3rd c. BCE. Inscription: “Gelon made it.” Inside the ring, a faintly and irregularly Greek inscription: “farewell.”[1319×1600]

Gelon, Ring with oval gem with armed Aphrodite, Greece 3rd c. BCE. Inscription: “Gelon made it.” Inside the ring, a faintly and irregularly Greek inscription: “farewell.”[1319×1600]

Meet one of the commonest butterflies in Asia, and one of the most elegant to me… the tailed jay (Graphium agamemnon). Its scientific name refers to Agamemnon, the Kings of the Kings of Ancient Greece.

Meet one of the commonest butterflies in Asia, and one of the most elegant to me… the tailed jay (Graphium agamemnon). Its scientific name refers to Agamemnon, the Kings of the Kings of Ancient Greece.

Monasteries of Meteora Greece. The architecture of these monasteries arose from the security required to keep the sacred texts safe from the invading ottomans. Pervhed high upon these rocks the monasteries became defended fortresses preserving the Greek/Roman/Byzantine culture. [2000×1333][OC]

Monasteries of Meteora Greece. The architecture of these monasteries arose from the security required to keep the sacred texts safe from the invading ottomans. Pervhed high upon these rocks the monasteries became defended fortresses preserving the Greek/Roman/Byzantine culture. [2000×1333][OC]

The Armento Rider, Greece 500 – 550 BCE. Bronze statuette of a warrior on horseback. The warrior wears a Corinthian-style helmet and a short tunic. He once held a spear and reins, that were probably made of copper wire, and his helmet was topped by a crest which ran across sideways.[750×906]

The Armento Rider, Greece 500 – 550 BCE. Bronze statuette of a warrior on horseback. The warrior wears a Corinthian-style helmet and a short tunic. He once held a spear and reins, that were probably made of copper wire, and… Continue Reading

13th Century Illuminated Qu’ran. Size is 7cm x 12cm. Originally from Persia, now in the Benaki Museum of Islamic Art, Greece [4072 x 3068] REPOST B/C I DIDN’T PUT RESOLUTION OF PHOTO IN TITLE

13th Century Illuminated Qu’ran. Size is 7cm x 12cm. Originally from Persia, now in the Benaki Museum of Islamic Art, Greece [4072 x 3068] REPOST B/C I DIDN’T PUT RESOLUTION OF PHOTO IN TITLE

Panathenaic prize amphora with lid, Greece 363–362 BCE. Amphorae filled with oil pressed from olives from the sacred trees of Athena were given as prizes in the Panathenaic Games.[2099×3000]

Panathenaic prize amphora with lid, Greece 363–362 BCE. Amphorae filled with oil pressed from olives from the sacred trees of Athena were given as prizes in the Panathenaic Games.[2099×3000]