Alexander the Great-Era Tomb Will Soon Reveal Its Secrets ›

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As archaeologists continue to clear dirt and stone slabs from the entrance of a huge tomb in Greece, excitement is building over what excavators may find inside.

The monumental burial complex — which dates back to the fourth century B.C., during the era of Alexander the Great — is enclosed by…

Archaeologists discover 15 Neolithic monuments buried near Stonehenge ›

allthingseurope:

Chateau de Grouchy, France (by Ackteon)

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centuriespast:

MARTIN, John
Manfred and the Alpine Witch
1837
Watercolour, 388 x 558 mm
Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester

4,320 meters above sea level in the mountains of Chile, the El Tatio geyser has been spewing scalding hot steam for thousands of years. 

Photographer Owen Perry traveled to the remote region and captured some incredible photos of the geyser right before sunrise.

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artemisdreaming:

Dancing Satyr of Mazara del Vallo, fourth-century  B.C., Greece

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Description from Wiki:  ”The over-lifesize Dancing Satyr of Mazara del Vallo is a Greek bronze statue, whose refinement and rapprochement with the manner of Praxiteles has made it a subject of discussion.

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Utah's Great Gallery rock art younger than expected ›

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Ancient Barrier Canyon-style paintings crafted on sunset-washed rock faces of the Great Gallery, located in Horseshoe Canyon in southern Utah’s Canyonlands National Park, are younger than expected, say Utah State University scientists.

In the Aug. 25, 2014, online ‘Early Edition of the

mediumaevum:

The Lorsch Gospels is an illuminated Gospel Book written between 778 and 820, roughly coinciding with the period of Charlemagne's rule over the Frankish Empire. Both the manuscript and the carved ivory panels from the cover are rare and important survivals from the art of this period.

bosconos:

The Cathedral of the Annunciation, Moscow, Russia

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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari 

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