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

Syrian Ax ~ The cup decorating the socket of this Ax is the insignia of a Mamluk emir and indicates that he held the important ceremonial office of cupbearer to the sultan. Ca. 1450–1500 [1457×1941]

Syrian Ax ~ The cup decorating the socket of this Ax is the insignia of a Mamluk emir and indicates that he held the important ceremonial office of cupbearer to the sultan. Ca. 1450–1500 [1457×1941]

Exercise Desert Rock IV, June 1, 1952. Sixth Army troops from Camp Desert Rock attack towards an atomic blast during a maneuver held by the Army at the AEC’s Nevada Proving Grounds in conjunction with the Atomic Energy Commission’s Tumbler-Snapper George nuclear test. [800 × 602]

Exercise Desert Rock IV, June 1, 1952. Sixth Army troops from Camp Desert Rock attack towards an atomic blast during a maneuver held by the Army at the AEC’s Nevada Proving Grounds in conjunction with the Atomic Energy Commission’s Tumbler-Snapper… Continue Reading

Ivory spectacle case with a carved skeleton grim reaper with a scythe which is also being held by a doctor (who is also holding a pair of spectacles), a baby in a cradle, and a hour glass, European, c. 1500. [3750×2868]

Ivory spectacle case with a carved skeleton grim reaper with a scythe which is also being held by a doctor (who is also holding a pair of spectacles), a baby in a cradle, and a hour glass, European, c. 1500.… Continue Reading

Letter written in Latin to Pope Paul V from Daimyo Date Masamune. Delivered as part of the Keicho Embassy (1613-1620). Though well-received, it had little long-term political effect. The letter, along with a corresponding version in Japanese, is held in the Vatican Archives. [440×1157]

Letter written in Latin to Pope Paul V from Daimyo Date Masamune. Delivered as part of the Keicho Embassy (1613-1620). Though well-received, it had little long-term political effect. The letter, along with a corresponding version in Japanese, is held in… Continue Reading

Rhein II (1999) photograph print by Andreas Gursky, held world record from 2011-2014 for most expensive photograph. Sold at Christie’s in 2011 for $4,338,500.

Rhein II (1999) photograph print by Andreas Gursky, held world record from 2011-2014 for most expensive photograph. Sold at Christie’s in 2011 for $4,338,500.

An aerial view of the Tennessee Centennial and International Exposition, a belated celebration of the 100th anniversary of Tennessee’s entry into United States held between May 1 and October 31, 1897, in what is now Centennial Park, Nashville. Lithograph: Henderson Lithograph Company [5861×4050]

An aerial view of the Tennessee Centennial and International Exposition, a belated celebration of the 100th anniversary of Tennessee’s entry into United States held between May 1 and October 31, 1897, in what is now Centennial Park, Nashville. Lithograph: Henderson… Continue Reading

Off Sisan Islan, South Korea, seaweed is often grown in grids, hung from ropes held near the surface with buoys. This ensures the seaweed stays close enough to the surface to get enough light during high tide but doesn’t scrape against the bottom during low tide; NASA Earth Observatory [1200 x 794]

Off Sisan Islan, South Korea, seaweed is often grown in grids, hung from ropes held near the surface with buoys. This ensures the seaweed stays close enough to the surface to get enough light during high tide but doesn’t scrape… Continue Reading

Off Sisan Islan, South Korea, seaweed is often grown in grids, hung from ropes held near the surface with buoys. This ensures the seaweed stays close enough to the surface to get enough light during high tide but doesn’t scrape against the bottom during low tide; NASA Earth Observatory [5000 x 5000]

Off Sisan Islan, South Korea, seaweed is often grown in grids, hung from ropes held near the surface with buoys. This ensures the seaweed stays close enough to the surface to get enough light during high tide but doesn’t scrape… Continue Reading

Competitors take part in a flat race at the White Turf horse racing event in St. Moritz, Switzerland, on February 19, 2017. The races are held on the frozen lake of the Swiss mountain resort [1200×800]

Competitors take part in a flat race at the White Turf horse racing event in St. Moritz, Switzerland, on February 19, 2017. The races are held on the frozen lake of the Swiss mountain resort [1200×800]

Can anyone identify this fossil for me? My grandpa gave it to, said he got it when he was in elementary school and held on to it ever since. Disregard the wire wrapped around it, I made a necklace out of it :)

Can anyone identify this fossil for me? My grandpa gave it to, said he got it when he was in elementary school and held on to it ever since. Disregard the wire wrapped around it, I made a necklace out… Continue Reading

Maker’s Mark (whiskey brand uniquely known for their red, wax-dipped lids) billboard across from Churchill Downs, where the Kentucky Derby is held. [400×700]

Maker’s Mark (whiskey brand uniquely known for their red, wax-dipped lids) billboard across from Churchill Downs, where the Kentucky Derby is held. [400×700]