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

Wooden paddle recovered from a German dugout on Armistice Day by an Allied soldier on November 11, 1918. Believed to originally have been from a French peasant’s house. [5067×2558]

Wooden paddle recovered from a German dugout on Armistice Day by an Allied soldier on November 11, 1918. Believed to originally have been from a French peasant’s house. [5067×2558]

The Cheops (Khufu) ring. Originally believed to have belonged to the 4th dynasty Pharaoh whose Cartouche is inscribed, it was later discovered to have actually belonged to a 26th or 27th dynasty priest called Neferibre, who was part of a cult that deified Khufu. Egypt, 664 to 404 B.C. [1536×1123]

The Cheops (Khufu) ring. Originally believed to have belonged to the 4th dynasty Pharaoh whose Cartouche is inscribed, it was later discovered to have actually belonged to a 26th or 27th dynasty priest called Neferibre, who was part of a… Continue Reading

Scythian stag, c 5th Century BC. Leather antlers, wooden body, originally covered in gold leaf. Originally top of headdress, found in a burial chamber in the Altai mountains. [1536×1970]

Scythian stag, c 5th Century BC. Leather antlers, wooden body, originally covered in gold leaf. Originally top of headdress, found in a burial chamber in the Altai mountains. [1536×1970]

One of three 1926 Masters’ Houses in Dessau originally designed by Gropius as residences for Bauhaus instructors.This one, for Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, was destroyed in World War II and reinterpreted in 2014. [2048×1535]

One of three 1926 Masters’ Houses in Dessau originally designed by Gropius as residences for Bauhaus instructors.This one, for Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, was destroyed in World War II and reinterpreted in 2014. [2048×1535]

Daguerreotype of Pompey’s Pillar with then-recent graffiti written on it in Alexandria, Egypt, 1842. Originally built in 297 CE to commemorate the victory of Roman emperor Diocletian over an Alexandrian revolt. [1336×3500]

Daguerreotype of Pompey’s Pillar with then-recent graffiti written on it in Alexandria, Egypt, 1842. Originally built in 297 CE to commemorate the victory of Roman emperor Diocletian over an Alexandrian revolt. [1336×3500]

Fine relief of Nectanebo I offering goods to various demons. Diabase (or black schist?) originally from the Temple of Atum at Heliopolis, 30th dynasty (reign of Nectanebo I, 380-362 BCE), Late Period. Archeological Museum of Bologna (Italy) [1660 x 1428]

Fine relief of Nectanebo I offering goods to various demons. Diabase (or black schist?) originally from the Temple of Atum at Heliopolis, 30th dynasty (reign of Nectanebo I, 380-362 BCE), Late Period. Archeological Museum of Bologna (Italy) [1660 x 1428]

Clay tablets (books) from Ashurbanipal’s Library (containing originally over 30,000 cuneiform tablets) at the exhibition in British Museum, Assyria 7th century BC[1960×1775]

Clay tablets (books) from Ashurbanipal’s Library (containing originally over 30,000 cuneiform tablets) at the exhibition in British Museum, Assyria 7th century BC[1960×1775]

Found this little Newberry treasure still in its original box for $5 more than what it originally cost back in 1929… $2.50 had to have been a fortune back then. [4032×3024] [OC]

Found this little Newberry treasure still in its original box for $5 more than what it originally cost back in 1929… $2.50 had to have been a fortune back then. [4032×3024] [OC]

366m (1200ft) vessel Erving dwarfs these buildings in Savannah GA. (originally a Maersk Edinburgh class vessel, one of the largest post Panamax classes)

366m (1200ft) vessel Erving dwarfs these buildings in Savannah GA. (originally a Maersk Edinburgh class vessel, one of the largest post Panamax classes)

New steel bridge (railroad) at Glasgow, Missouri, 1901 is a four-span through truss bridge over the Missouri River belonging to the Kansas City Southern railroad originally built in 1878-79 and described as the world’s first all-steel bridge. [10101×8079]

New steel bridge (railroad) at Glasgow, Missouri, 1901 is a four-span through truss bridge over the Missouri River belonging to the Kansas City Southern railroad originally built in 1878-79 and described as the world’s first all-steel bridge. [10101×8079]

Dūr Untash elamite ziggurat (105×105 m, 55 meters high originally), Mesoptamia 1250 BC. Made from mud and baked bricks. There is a curse running on the rows of bricks cursing anyone who steals the materials[1057×2581]

Dūr Untash elamite ziggurat (105×105 m, 55 meters high originally), Mesoptamia 1250 BC. Made from mud and baked bricks. There is a curse running on the rows of bricks cursing anyone who steals the materials[1057×2581]

Located in Colombia and originally built as a residential mansion in 1923, it was upgraded and converted into a hotel in 1928 and was successful for the next 60 years. The building was abandoned in the 1990s due to deterioration and lack of interest. Believed to be haunted too. [2048×1536]

Located in Colombia and originally built as a residential mansion in 1923, it was upgraded and converted into a hotel in 1928 and was successful for the next 60 years. The building was abandoned in the 1990s due to deterioration… Continue Reading

Buddha head caught in the roots of an overgrown tree at Wat Mahathat Temple, Ayutthaya, Thailand. The temple complex was originally built in the 14th century, but Burmese invaders destroyed the temple in 1767, leading to its abandoned and overgrown state. [1800×1200]

Buddha head caught in the roots of an overgrown tree at Wat Mahathat Temple, Ayutthaya, Thailand. The temple complex was originally built in the 14th century, but Burmese invaders destroyed the temple in 1767, leading to its abandoned and overgrown… Continue Reading

Dish made from silver and decorated with stylized human and animal motifs. Believed to have originally been a shield cover. Chimú culture, modern day Peru. 14th to 15th century AD. [1905×1525]

Dish made from silver and decorated with stylized human and animal motifs. Believed to have originally been a shield cover. Chimú culture, modern day Peru. 14th to 15th century AD. [1905×1525]

Fantoft Stave Church in Bergen, Norway. Originally built around 1150, rebuilt in 1997 after being razed by black metal icon Varg Vikernes. [1024×1018]

Fantoft Stave Church in Bergen, Norway. Originally built around 1150, rebuilt in 1997 after being razed by black metal icon Varg Vikernes. [1024×1018]

Immaculate Conception Church is the oldest in Seattle. Originally intended to be a cathedral until an old bishop said that the cathedral should be able to be seen by ships in the Puget Sound

Immaculate Conception Church is the oldest in Seattle. Originally intended to be a cathedral until an old bishop said that the cathedral should be able to be seen by ships in the Puget Sound

Bronze plate featuring a relief of a serpent. Believed to originally have been the lid for a vessel. Oxus civilisation or eastern Iran. late 3rd to early 2nd millennium B.C. [3811×3049]

Bronze plate featuring a relief of a serpent. Believed to originally have been the lid for a vessel. Oxus civilisation or eastern Iran. late 3rd to early 2nd millennium B.C. [3811×3049]