Metope from the Parthenon.

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Charles le Brun c. 1685

Fall of the Rebel Angels

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TURA, Cosmè
Allegory of September (with detail)
Fresco, 216 x 320 cm
Palazzo Schifanoia, Ferrara


Buddhist Uyghur king from Turpan attended by servants. Depicted in Dunhuang Mogao Caves,Western Xia Dynasty

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Bracelets from ancient Iran.

The first one is from the Achaemenid period (550-330 BCE), and made of silver. The remaining bronze bracelets are from western Iran, and date to 1000-650 BCE.

Courtesy of the LACMA, via their online collectionsM.88.79M.76.97.288, & M.76.97.285.


Tobias and Azarias. 19th.century. after Salvator Rosa. Italian 1615-1673. engraving.


Castel dell’Ovo (The Egg Castle) has a very rich Medieval history. We might say that it is one of the symbols of it’s very beginnings.

On this site was a castle where Romulus Augustus, the last western Roman emperor, was exiled in 476. Roman foundations are still under current walls. Legend has it that Virgil placed a magical egg in the foundations - if it broke, the castle would crumble to pieces, and Naples would fall - hence the name. 

After the Roman era, the castle was raided by Saracens and rebuilt by Roger the Norman.

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Paul Huet (French, 1803-1869), Breakers at Granville Point, 1853. Oil on canvas, 68 x 103 cm. Musée du Louvre, Paris.

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The Gallery of Henri II, Chateau Fontainebleau. Fontainbleau, France. Photo by Amber Maitrejean

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Marina Al-Alamein archaeological site is set to open in April ›



Marina Al-Alamein is a well-known summer resort on Egypt’s north coast where holidaymakers can enjoy sun, sand and sea in the summertime.

Now, another tourist attraction can be added as the antiquities ministry has resumed restoration work at the archaeological site of Marina Al-Alamein,…