Doktor Johannes Faust’s Magia Naturalis et Innaturalis, oder Dreifacher Höllenzwang, leiztes Testament und Siegelkuns [Bibliothek der Zanber-Geheimnisse-und Offenbarungs-Bucher], Prague, ca. 1587.

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Bottega dei Galliari (beginning of the XIX century), Raffigurazione di chiostri medievali

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 Arthur Rackham, Daphne transforming into a tree while fleeing from Apollo

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In his series, The Good Badlands, photographer Guy Tal seeks to show us that though it is often hidden, and may only appear briefly, there is delicate and subtle beauty in abundance for any viewer with patience and desire.

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The interior of the hypogeum of the Volumnus family. This Etruscan tomb is located in Ponte San Giovanni in central Italy, and thought to date to approximately the 3rd century BCE.

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The submerged temples of Mahabalipuram (India)

According to popular belief, the famous Shore Temple at Mahabalipuram wasn’t a single temple, but the last of a series of seven temples, six of which had submerged. New finds suggest that there may be some truth to the story.

A major discovery of submerged ruins was made in April of 2002 offshore of Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu, South India. The discovery, at depths of 5 to 7 meters (15 to 21 feet) was made by a joint team from the Dorset based Scientific Exploration Society (SES) and marine archaeologists from India’s National Institute of Oceanography (NIO).

Investigations at each of the locations revealed stone masonry, remains of walls, square rock cut remains, scattered square and rectangular stone blocks and a big platform with steps leading to it. All these lay amidst the locally occurring geological formations of rocks.

—- 7 Most Fascinating Underwater Ruins :

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Viktor Vasnetsov, The Flying Carpet (1880)

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Jupiter’s great red spot. A hurricane three times the size of our whole planet that’s been raging for centuries.

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