A fresco from Pompeii depicting the prelude to the sacrifice of Iphigenia. A Ist century AD Roman copy of a 4th century BC painting by Timanthes.
Iphigenia is pictured being carried away by two figures, argued to be various important characters in the episode; i.e. Achilles, Odysseus or Menelaus. Artemis sits in the heavens, organising a deer to be sacrificed in the place of Iphigenia.
Originally discovered in the House of the Tragic Poet, the fresco is now located in the National Archaeological Museum at Naples.
Alexander’s cities, featuring a 16-1 man to horse namesake ratio.
The unique marble throne of Eurydice ( Grandmother of Great Alexander ) inside the double- chambered macedonian Tomb - 340 BCE -
Aigai / Macedonia / Greece
Caerleon Roman Amphitheater, near Newport, Wales
Famed in the Middle Ages as ‘King Arthur’s Round Table’, the amphitheatre at Caerleon was built to serve the Roman legionary fortress of Isca around AD 90. The theater could seat a whole legion - up to six thousand spectators.
La dama Flàvia (The Flavian Lady), 69 - 96 AD, found in Empúries.
Don’t let the front view fool you, she’s not wearing a full fro. But what she is wearing was one the most popular hairstyles of 1st century Rome(Janet Stephens). Click the link also to learn more this peculiar hairstyle, the Orbis Comarum
Located at the Archaeology Museum of Catalonia (Barcelona), Barcelona.
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It’s a mystery how most Roman hairstyles worked. If anyone is looking for a cross-disciplinary paper/thesis project that also focuses on critical race theory, no one has touched this area.
I would read the crap out of that.
Reconstruction of the face of an ancient 11 year old Athenian girl who died in the infamous plague of 431 BC. Amazing that they can do this. Here’s a link to more about how they did this.
Myrtis~Reconstruction of Ancient Athenian Girl
Scientists in Greece have reconstructed the face of an ancient Athenian girl, using the teeth and skull found in a mass grave. The analysis showed that Myrtis (is the name given by archaeologists to this 11-year-old girl) had died of typhoid fever during the Plague of Athens in 430 BCE
ΜΥΡΤΙΣ~Ενα κορίτσι της αρχαίας Αθήνας
Μύρτις. Ενα απο τα πολλά θύματα του τυφοειδούς πυρετού που αφάνισε το ένα τρίτο του πληθυσμού της Αθήνας στο τέλος του 5ου αι. π.Χ. Ηταν μόλις 11 ετών όταν έχασε τη ζωή της και τάφηκε σε έναν ομαδικό τάφο. Το κρανίο της, που διατηρήθηκε σε άριστη κατάσταση, αποκαλύπτει το πρόσωπό της.
Ancient Wine Bar? Giant Jugs Of Vino Unearthed In 3,700-Year-Old Cellar
It looks like our ancestors from the Bronze Age were way bigger lushes than we had ever realized.
Archaeologists have discovered a personal wine cellar in a palace that dates back to 1700 B.C. It’s the oldest cellar known, and the personal stash was massive.
More than 500 gallons of wine were once stored in a room connected to the palace, located in modern-day northern Israel, scientists said Friday at a conference in Baltimore. That’s enough vino to fill 3,000 wine bottles — or a seven-person hot tub.