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Ever wondered where Hercules’ famous Labours took him? Here’s a nice attempt (link here) to place them on a map.

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Nemean Lion

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Hydra

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Cerynitian Hind

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Erymanthian Boar

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Augeian Stables

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Stymphalian Birds

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Cretan Bull

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Mares of Diomedes

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Amazons

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Geryon

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Hesperides

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Cerebus

by Edward Steichen

Isadora Duncan at the Parthenon, Athens, 1920

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freystupid:

"I due corridori" (The Two Runners) 

from the Villa of the Papyri in Herculaneum survived the pyroclastic surge in 79 AD without a scratch and still have the most expressive eyes … they alone are worth a visit to the Naples Museum of Archeology.

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The Nuragic people lived on Sardinia and built some quite wonderful structures. The top image is an artists depiction of what the remains of the sites (bottom image) looked like. I’ll be doing something on them soon so keep your eyes peeled.

The Nuragic civilisation flourished on Sardinia from the bronze age up to the 2nd C AD. I’ll be doing a piece on them soon but to whet your appetite here’s a Nuragic bronze archer.

Perhaps lesser known problems for those in the Colosseum…Very nice work by Dave Low.(he has a single panel comic called Seventeen Words for Snow).

archaicwonder:

Greek Chalcidian Bronze Helmet, Circa 4th Century BC

The crown with carinated perimeter extending into triangular contour above the brow, three plume holders attached above, contoured ‘eyebrow’ at center-front, with hinged cheekpieces.