PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Nearly 250 years ago, Capt. James Cook ran aground on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef during a voyage to the South Pacific to observe the planet Venus. His ship was the Endeavour, an ugly and awkward little vessel that improbably helped him become the first European to chart…
Florence. Wrought iron torch holder or horse tether from the Strozzi Palace
Sculptor: Niccolò Grosso Caparra (Italian, active ca.1500)
Russian archaeologists have discovered ancient cave paintings dating back to 3000 BC in a gorge in southern Russia, they said.
"A few days ago we found five drawings, fairly large fragments, on the territory of the Khasaut gorge," archaeologist Andrei Belinsky was quoted as saying Tuesday by…
Archaeological Museum of Arta:
This hellenistic mosaic was the reason for the reconstruction of the symposium room, the andronas, of a well-off residence. The room has three transparent stands in which serving vessels that woud have been used in a symposium are displayed; dishes, wine cups, lopades, pitchers, kraters etc.
Symposiums were important social functions relating to commercial, cultural and political relationships between men. Because symposiums were mostly attended by strangers to the family, the women of a household, or those related to the attendees did not usually attend these symposiums. Musicians, professional companions, acrobats and other performers of both genders appeared to entertain the guests. The meals were usually cooked by a hired cook.
being a human is so weird
I need this today.
i’ll take my chance with aliens before i mess w/ whatever is at the bottom of the ocean