Approximately 4000 year old statue of a hippo. Was given as a burial object for a king. Saw this yesterday in the Viennese “Kunsthistorische Museum”. [2048×1536]

Approximately 4000 year old statue of a hippo. Was given as a burial object for a king. Saw this yesterday in the Viennese “Kunsthistorische Museum”. [2048×1536]

I noticed there appeared to be some “solid object” housed inside of a VERY dense and heavy chunk of wet clay. I CAREFULLY removed the wet clay and this is what remains. No clue what it is. Western Iowa

I noticed there appeared to be some “solid object” housed inside of a VERY dense and heavy chunk of wet clay. I CAREFULLY removed the wet clay and this is what remains. No clue what it is. Western Iowa

More pics to come. This is a crinoid fossil I found in a creek in Western Iowa. I feel like this thing looks semi digested maybe? It also appears to be surrounding a different “tooth-like” object. (For lack of a better term)

More pics to come. This is a crinoid fossil I found in a creek in Western Iowa. I feel like this thing looks semi digested maybe? It also appears to be surrounding a different “tooth-like” object. (For lack of a… Continue Reading

Roman silver fibula depicting famous mythological scene of Leda and the swan (actually Zeus/Jupiter). Object dated back to 3rd century CE. It was found in Ulpijana (southern Serbia). [960×558]

Roman silver fibula depicting famous mythological scene of Leda and the swan (actually Zeus/Jupiter). Object dated back to 3rd century CE. It was found in Ulpijana (southern Serbia). [960×558]

Roman fresco depicting a chariot race. Object found in Pompeii; Casa delle Quadrighe (VII 2, 25). Now located in the Naples Museum. Dated back to 1st century CE. [564×348]

Roman fresco depicting a chariot race. Object found in Pompeii; Casa delle Quadrighe (VII 2, 25). Now located in the Naples Museum. Dated back to 1st century CE. [564×348]

Roman mosaic showing aquatic life. Object located in Pompeii. Object dated back to 2nd century BCE. Located currently in Naples, National Archaeological Museum. [1000×954]

Roman mosaic showing aquatic life. Object located in Pompeii. Object dated back to 2nd century BCE. Located currently in Naples, National Archaeological Museum. [1000×954]

Roman fresco showing Apollo’s declaration of love for Daphne, the girl’s vain attempt to flee and her capture by the god. Object found in Pompeii. Currently located in National Archaeological Museum, Naples. [618×728]

Roman fresco showing Apollo’s declaration of love for Daphne, the girl’s vain attempt to flee and her capture by the god. Object found in Pompeii. Currently located in National Archaeological Museum, Naples. [618×728]

Roman marble grave stele with carved portrait and 2 lions on the top. Object dated back to 2nd-4th century CE. It was found in ancient Sirmium, present-day Sremska Mitrovica, northern Serbia. [587×960]

Roman marble grave stele with carved portrait and 2 lions on the top. Object dated back to 2nd-4th century CE. It was found in ancient Sirmium, present-day Sremska Mitrovica, northern Serbia. [587×960]

Roman gold necklace with lion-shaped tips. The chain of ornaments looks amazingly interesting. The object is dated to the 4th century CE. [564×704]

Roman gold necklace with lion-shaped tips. The chain of ornaments looks amazingly interesting. The object is dated to the 4th century CE. [564×704]

Small Roman bust of a child. The object is located in a museum at the castle in Colchester (built on the foundations of the temple of Claudius). In Roman times, the city was called Camulodunum or Colonia Claudia Victricensis. [800×652]

Small Roman bust of a child. The object is located in a museum at the castle in Colchester (built on the foundations of the temple of Claudius). In Roman times, the city was called Camulodunum or Colonia Claudia Victricensis. [800×652]

Roman mosaic showing god Bacchus sitting on the back of a leopard. Object is dated back to 3rd-4th century CE and is located in the remains of imperial palace at Felix Romuliana (current Gamzigrad, eastern Serbia). [708×800]

Roman mosaic showing god Bacchus sitting on the back of a leopard. Object is dated back to 3rd-4th century CE and is located in the remains of imperial palace at Felix Romuliana (current Gamzigrad, eastern Serbia). [708×800]

This is a cover illustration for an old dutch language learning book. Anyone know what the bottom-left object is? It’s like some compass or tool-something

This is a cover illustration for an old dutch language learning book. Anyone know what the bottom-left object is? It’s like some compass or tool-something

Bronze statue of a young man. The figure shown is in the middle of a prayer – hence its name “Praying Boy”. The object was found in Rhodes, and is dated to the 3rd century BCE. [606×900]

Bronze statue of a young man. The figure shown is in the middle of a prayer – hence its name “Praying Boy”. The object was found in Rhodes, and is dated to the 3rd century BCE. [606×900]

Roman limestone stele of a young girl and a dog. The girl is playing with a dog. Object was found in Alexandria (Egypt). Dated back to 2nd century BCE. [564×716]

Roman limestone stele of a young girl and a dog. The girl is playing with a dog. Object was found in Alexandria (Egypt). Dated back to 2nd century BCE. [564×716]