Norinco Type 80. Basically a Tokarev-spitting homage to the Mauser/Shaanxi Broomhandles that was extremely popular among early 20th Century Chinese armies. A

Norinco Type 80. Basically a Tokarev-spitting homage to the Mauser/Shaanxi Broomhandles that was extremely popular among early 20th Century Chinese armies. A

Railroad bridge over the Back River, Cape Cod (my lady tells me the signal flag graphics say Lobster Trap—a popular and tasty eatery out of sight to the right). This river is tidal, and a pretty frisky current runs through there when the tid changes. [2437×2081][oc]

Railroad bridge over the Back River, Cape Cod (my lady tells me the signal flag graphics say Lobster Trap—a popular and tasty eatery out of sight to the right). This river is tidal, and a pretty frisky current runs through… Continue Reading

Antimony cup, European, c. 1500-1700. Cups made from antimony, a toxic, metallic element, became popular in the 1600s as a means of purging the body of illness through the sweating and vomiting this poison caused. [2792×3964]

Antimony cup, European, c. 1500-1700. Cups made from antimony, a toxic, metallic element, became popular in the 1600s as a means of purging the body of illness through the sweating and vomiting this poison caused. [2792×3964]

Archaeologists working in the vicinity of Hadrian’s wall found an image of a phallus engraved in the wall of a quarry. These types of images were popular in ancient Rome and commonly found on city streets. [899×518]

Archaeologists working in the vicinity of Hadrian’s wall found an image of a phallus engraved in the wall of a quarry. These types of images were popular in ancient Rome and commonly found on city streets. [899×518]

Las Torres del Paine have been popular here recently. Here is another feature of the park a little deeper down the trail. A waterfall spilling between Los Cuernos. [OC] [3648×5472]

Las Torres del Paine have been popular here recently. Here is another feature of the park a little deeper down the trail. A waterfall spilling between Los Cuernos. [OC] [3648×5472]

Parthian helmet, made in Iran or eastern Anatolia, 1st–3rd century AD This is a brass helmet in the form of a Kedaris (the headdress popular among the nomadic peoples of Anatolia), with elaborately chased patterning imitating the quilted fabric, and rosettes on the sides and peak [1280×1554]

Parthian helmet, made in Iran or eastern Anatolia, 1st–3rd century AD This is a brass helmet in the form of a Kedaris (the headdress popular among the nomadic peoples of Anatolia), with elaborately chased patterning imitating the quilted fabric, and… Continue Reading

Gold necklace composed of polygonal carnelian beads alternating with gold links, reflects a popular Roman imperial style, 1st-2nd CE. A carnelian seal with Athena and Hermes in intaglio.[1252×1800]

Gold necklace composed of polygonal carnelian beads alternating with gold links, reflects a popular Roman imperial style, 1st-2nd CE. A carnelian seal with Athena and Hermes in intaglio.[1252×1800]

A goal for the ‘Mesoamerican ballgame’. A sport believed to have been similar to racquetball and which was popular throughout central america. Can be found in Chichen Itza, modern day Mexico. 600 to 1200 AD. [2088×1550]

A goal for the ‘Mesoamerican ballgame’. A sport believed to have been similar to racquetball and which was popular throughout central america. Can be found in Chichen Itza, modern day Mexico. 600 to 1200 AD. [2088×1550]

Marple Statue of ‘Hermanubis’. A combination of the Egyptian god Anubis and the Greek god Hermes that was popular in Egypt during the Roman period. The palm fern meant to be in the right hand is missing. Roman, Anzio. 1st to 2nd century AD. [683×1024]

Marple Statue of ‘Hermanubis’. A combination of the Egyptian god Anubis and the Greek god Hermes that was popular in Egypt during the Roman period. The palm fern meant to be in the right hand is missing. Roman, Anzio. 1st… Continue Reading

Bodeo Model 1889 revolver. It was the standard issue handgun of the Italian Army, in 1910 began to be replaced by the Glisenti Model 1910 but the Bodeo continued to be very popular seeing service in WW1, the Spanish Civil War and WW2; it was also manufactured in Spain.

Bodeo Model 1889 revolver. It was the standard issue handgun of the Italian Army, in 1910 began to be replaced by the Glisenti Model 1910 but the Bodeo continued to be very popular seeing service in WW1, the Spanish Civil… Continue Reading