1. 13:41 5th Dec 2013

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    ancientart:

    Detail from the Arch of Titus: Roman soldiers carry the menorah and other spoils from the Sack of Jerusalem 70 AD.

    Destroyed Magnificence:

    On the morning of 28 August AD 70, the Roman supreme military commander Titus called together his generals for a last briefing before the final assault on Jerusalem. The campaign to crush the rebellion of the Jews of the province of Judaea had stretched over three years, culminating in a grim five-month siege of Jerusalem itself. 

    The Temple dominated the city and the surrounding countryside. It was the largest and most awe-inspiring religious monument in the world. It glittered with gold and shining white stone, and its magnificence staggered even the hard-nosed Titus, the future Emperor of Rome. It was also the central, symbolic stronghold of the Jews.

    When the fighting was over, the Romans, ever thorough, completely ploughed over the site. So thorough were they in fact that not one stone or artefact from the sacred building of the Temple itself has survived to the modern era. Among the other rich spoils, Titus took the Temple’s famous seven-branched golden candelabrum [menorah] back to Rome, where it was paraded in triumph before the citizens, a victory celebration recorded for posterity on the Arch of Titus.

    -The Temple of Jerusalem, S. Goldhill

    The Arch of Titus is located to the south-east end of the Roman Forum, and was constructed c. 82 AD by the Roman Emperor Domitian soon after the death of his elder brother Titus to commemorate his victories.

    Photos courtesy & taken by Roger Ulrich.

     
  2. 21:31 10th Jul 2013

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    tags: Greece

    hellenismo:

Square gold plaque with the embossed representation of a griffin fastened to a bronze plaque. Possibly the pectoral decoration of a chryselephantine statue. Museum of Delphi.

    hellenismo:

    Square gold plaque with the embossed representation of a griffin fastened to a bronze plaque. Possibly the pectoral decoration of a chryselephantine statue. Museum of Delphi.

     
  3. 21:30

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    reblogged from: ancientart

    tags: Egypt

    image: download

    ancientart:

Daughter of Amenophis IV or Akhenaten (1351-1334), Egyptian, limestone/ red paint.

This female head has an elongated skull, and is probably a child of Amenhotep IV/Akhenaten (1351-1334 BCE). The eye is hollow for inlaying. The piece is broken across the neck, and is a forgery executed in the 18th Dynasty, Amarna Period style.

Courtesy & currently located at the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, USA.

    ancientart:

    Daughter of Amenophis IV or Akhenaten (1351-1334), Egyptian, limestone/ red paint.

    This female head has an elongated skull, and is probably a child of Amenhotep IV/Akhenaten (1351-1334 BCE). The eye is hollow for inlaying. The piece is broken across the neck, and is a forgery executed in the 18th Dynasty, Amarna Period style.

    Courtesy & currently located at the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, USA.

     
  4. 19:03 6th Jul 2013

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    reblogged from: an-animal-imagined-by-poe

    image: download

    thegildedcentury:

Fantastic Adventures, May, 1939

    thegildedcentury:

    Fantastic Adventures, May, 1939

     
  5. 11:56 22nd Jun 2013

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    reblogged from: a-scream-on-pause

    tags: Egypt

    abandonedography:

    Thonis-Heracleion (the Egyptian and Greek names of the city) is a city lost between legend and reality. Before the foundation of Alexandria in 331 BC, the city knew glorious times as the obligatory port of entry to Egypt for all ships coming from the Greek world. It had also a religious importance because of the temple of Amun, which played an important role in rites associated with dynasty continuity. The city was founded probably around the 8th century BC, underwent diverse natural catastrophes, and finally sunk entirely into the depths of the Mediterranean in the 8th century AD. (via)

     
  6. 14:23 28th Apr 2013

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    aqqindex:

Tadanori Yokoo, Luminous Path in the Darkness (Detail), 2001

    aqqindex:

    Tadanori Yokoo, Luminous Path in the Darkness (Detail), 2001

     
  7. 11:44 7th Apr 2013

    notes: 257

    reblogged from: rosemaryandthorn

    tags: cards

     
  8. 11:42

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    reblogged from: sherrymonocle

    
Unknown Persian artist, Four interlaced horses (17th century)


    Unknown Persian artist, Four interlaced horses (17th century)

     
  9. 14:21 31st Mar 2013

    notes: 10

    reblogged from: honor-not-honors

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    honor-not-honors:

Henry Ossawa Tanner - And He Disappeared out of Their Sight (1898)
(Source)

    honor-not-honors:

    Henry Ossawa Tanner - And He Disappeared out of Their Sight (1898)

    (Source)

     
  10. 14:28 26th Jan 2013

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    medieval:

Landscape of Fall and Winter by Sesshū Tōyō.
Muromachi period, 15th C. 

    medieval:

    Landscape of Fall and Winter by Sesshū Tōyō.

    Muromachi period, 15th C.