Philip III, Duke of Burgundy. The Garden of Love. 1432.

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Details of The Ambassadors (1533) - Hans Holbein the Younger 

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School of Hieronymous Bosch (The Netherlands,c. 1450–1516), Last Judgment, late 15th century. Oil on canvas.  


Egon Schiele, Kleiner Baum im Spätherbst, 1911

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Marble, height 195 cm
Santa Maria della Pietà dei Sangro, Naples


The gates of the Temple of Hathor at Dendera, Egypt, circa 1862.

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What Ancient Amphipolis Tomb Looked Like ›



The magnificent tomb of Amphipolis, Greece, continues to fascinate the entire world. Ever since the first images that came to “light” about a month ago, the monumental burial site was enough to provoke astonishment.

This was only the beginning and it definitely hinted that something “big”…


Four Decades of Sea Ice From Space:  A Decline

by Maria-José Viñas,
NASA’s Earth Science News Team

By the end of last century, scientists had painstakingly developed and tested the remote sensing techniques that allowed them to monitor sea ice from space.

In the 1980s, the scientific community started becoming more interested in watching for signs of climate change in various Earth systems — but through that decade, sea ice showed very little in the way of clear-cut trends. The drastic changes of the past 15 years weren’t even imagined back then.

“It was like watching paint dry,” said Jay Zwally, a senior scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., one of a handful of scientists who began in the early 1970s intensively working with satellite imagery to study sea ice.

Still, the new data allowed researchers to start analyzing the long-term behavior of the Arctic Ocean’s icy cap…

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images: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center


The Mughal Emperor Farrukhsiyar (1683-1719), Mughal School, 16th century, painting, on album page, in opaque watercolour and gold on paper, [detail], Victoria and Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom, source:

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A few examples of Roman glass at the MET.

The garland bowl shown in the first image is, in my opinion, one of the finest example of Roman glass preserved for us today. Dating to the reign of Augustus in the first century, it has by some miracle remained essentially intact, except for a small chip to the rim and some weathering on the exterior. It is made up of four separate slices of translucent glass: blue, yellow, purple, and colourless. As you can see, each segment was then decorated with a small strip of millefiori glass which depict a garland hanging from an opaque white cord. It is extremely rare indeed that large sections of glass from antiquity were made up of different coloured glass. As the MET notes: it is also the only example that combines the technique with millefiori decoration. As such it represents the peak of the glass worker’s skill at producing cast vessels.

The two-handled bottle second shown is early Imperial, dating to the 1st century AD. The jug in the shape of a bunch of grapes is late Imperial, dating to about the 3rd century AD.

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