Peue ‘Ei headdress with a crown of porpoise teeth. Attributed to the island of Ua Pou, Modern day French Polynesia. 19th century. [1536×1202]

Peue ‘Ei headdress with a crown of porpoise teeth. Attributed to the island of Ua Pou, Modern day French Polynesia. 19th century. [1536×1202]

Ceramic statuette depicting a spirit being, or possible a shaman in transfigured spirit form. It’s mounted atop of a snuff tray. Jama-Coaque culture, modern day northern Ecuador. 300 BC to 600 AD. [1617×1800]

Ceramic statuette depicting a spirit being, or possible a shaman in transfigured spirit form. It’s mounted atop of a snuff tray. Jama-Coaque culture, modern day northern Ecuador. 300 BC to 600 AD. [1617×1800]

I’m usually struck by historic stones, but this modern stone with inlaid stained glass really caught my eye. Calvary Cemetery – St. Louis, MO.

I’m usually struck by historic stones, but this modern stone with inlaid stained glass really caught my eye. Calvary Cemetery – St. Louis, MO.

The incredibly well-preserved body and artifacts of the Tollund man. He was discovered in a peat bog modern day Denmark and is estimated to have lived around 375-210 B.C. during the Scandinavian pre-roman iron age. One theory is that he died as a religious sacrifice. [617×347]

The incredibly well-preserved body and artifacts of the Tollund man. He was discovered in a peat bog modern day Denmark and is estimated to have lived around 375-210 B.C. during the Scandinavian pre-roman iron age. One theory is that he… Continue Reading

Ove Arup’s pre-Post Modern neo-organic Brutalist inverted flying buttresses that dramatically support the Sydney Opera House forecourt. OC 2317×1739

Ove Arup’s pre-Post Modern neo-organic Brutalist inverted flying buttresses that dramatically support the Sydney Opera House forecourt. OC 2317×1739

Interior of Notre-Dame du Raincy [1000×668] by Auguste Perret. Entire walls of stained glass are enabled by modern techniques to create the finest Notre-Dame left in Paris.

Interior of Notre-Dame du Raincy [1000×668] by Auguste Perret. Entire walls of stained glass are enabled by modern techniques to create the finest Notre-Dame left in Paris.

One of the original Gudi (Lit, “Bone Flute”). A group of flute like instruments found in a Neolithic tomb in Jiahu and represents the oldest musical instruments found in the region. Peiligang culture, modern day China. ~6000 BC. [7952×5304]

One of the original Gudi (Lit, “Bone Flute”). A group of flute like instruments found in a Neolithic tomb in Jiahu and represents the oldest musical instruments found in the region. Peiligang culture, modern day China. ~6000 BC. [7952×5304]

Mosaic in the “Ten Young Girls” room from the 4th century presents young women performing various sports or rewarding exercises. The costumes of girls who were just underwear that is also used for sports exercises really resemble modern bikini costumes.[2000×1105]

Mosaic in the “Ten Young Girls” room from the 4th century presents young women performing various sports or rewarding exercises. The costumes of girls who were just underwear that is also used for sports exercises really resemble modern bikini costumes.[2000×1105]

Large burial mantle (1.66 × 2.7 m) made from alpaca wool woven on cotton warps. It’s design primarily consists of motifs of stylized composite animals. Paracas culture, modern day Peru. 200 BC to 200 AD. [2100×1285]

Large burial mantle (1.66 × 2.7 m) made from alpaca wool woven on cotton warps. It’s design primarily consists of motifs of stylized composite animals. Paracas culture, modern day Peru. 200 BC to 200 AD. [2100×1285]

Shield, early 7thC. Sutton Hoo. Reconstruction using original gold and garnet fittings and modern replica fittings on a modern wooden shield board [OS][750×908]

Shield, early 7thC. Sutton Hoo. Reconstruction using original gold and garnet fittings and modern replica fittings on a modern wooden shield board [OS][750×908]

The Alaca Höyük iron Dagger. Made from Meteoric iron with a golden hilt/guard, its one of the oldest of it’s kind ever discovered. Hattian culture, Modern day turkey. Around 2500 BC. [1000×299]

The Alaca Höyük iron Dagger. Made from Meteoric iron with a golden hilt/guard, its one of the oldest of it’s kind ever discovered. Hattian culture, Modern day turkey. Around 2500 BC. [1000×299]