Hedgehog (faience), Egypt 1550–1450 BCE. This spherical object represents a hedgehog tightly curled in self-defence. The animal’s spines are indicated by black dots.[3800×3049]

Hedgehog (faience), Egypt 1550–1450 BCE. This spherical object represents a hedgehog tightly curled in self-defence. The animal’s spines are indicated by black dots.[3800×3049]

Roman marble head of Lucilla, daughter of emperor Marcus Aurelius and Faustina the Younger. She was sister of emperor Commodus. Object is dated back to 2nd century CE. Currently located in Museo Archeologico Ostiense in Rome. [564×932]

Roman marble head of Lucilla, daughter of emperor Marcus Aurelius and Faustina the Younger. She was sister of emperor Commodus. Object is dated back to 2nd century CE. Currently located in Museo Archeologico Ostiense in Rome. [564×932]

Roman frescoe of a peacock from so called “The Cupid tomb”. Object is dated to 4th century CE. It was found at remains of Viminacium, Roman town located near Kostolac, eastern Serbia. [800×533]

Roman frescoe of a peacock from so called “The Cupid tomb”. Object is dated to 4th century CE. It was found at remains of Viminacium, Roman town located near Kostolac, eastern Serbia. [800×533]