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Mapping, Content and RSS Mashups about Mediterranean Archaeological Heritage

artsyrabbits:

fresco restoration print from the frescoes at the Palace of Nestor
ca. 1200 BCE
Pylos Museum, Greece

artsyrabbits:

fresco restoration print from the frescoes at the Palace of Nestor

ca. 1200 BCE

Pylos Museum, Greece

(via thepallasathena)

David is an aerial archaeologist whose studies have taken him to areas where he isn’t allowed to fly. He searches the desert mile by mile, all from an office half a world away.

(Source: archaeoinaction.info)



Acropolis in Athens: damages and looting
In Pictures: Greeks and Romans in Turkey
hellenism:

Delphi

hellenism:

Delphi

theancientworld:

Amphora: Marine Fauna, 325-300s BCE, Etruria
The Hermitage Museum

theancientworld:

Amphora: Marine Fauna, 325-300s BCE, Etruria

The Hermitage Museum

(via lostinhistory)

The {Mycenaean tholos tomb} consists of a circular, subterranean burial chamber, sometimes referred to as the {thalamos}, roofed by a corbelled vault and approached by a {dromos} [= entrance passage] that narrows abruptly at the {stomion} [= doorway] actually opening into the tomb chamber. The chamber or thalamos is built of stone rather than simply being hewn out of bedrock. Tholoi of this kind are usually, though not invariably, set into slopes or hillsides. Burials were either laid out on the floor of the tomb chamber or were placed in pits, cists, or shafts cut into this floor.
A damaged statue is seen in the Thermae Stabianae in Pompeii March 8, 2012. Thermae Stabianae is the site’s oldest bath and it re-opens for visitors on March 8 to celebrate International Women’s Day.

A damaged statue is seen in the Thermae Stabianae in Pompeii March 8, 2012. Thermae Stabianae is the site’s oldest bath and it re-opens for visitors on March 8 to celebrate International Women’s Day.

Miltiades helmet: Classical period, 490 B.C. Place of discovery: Olympia, Elis, Greece
Researchers report progress in reading a passage of one inscription that appears to describe the front of the Mechanism as a representation of a Greek geocentric cosmology, portraying the stars, Sun, Moon, and all five planets known in antiquity.