Published October 28, 2009
Ancient Greece , Ancient Rome , Art , Beauty , Classics , Europe , History , Interesting , Symbols , Tradition , Western Civilization , Western Paradigm
From the listverse.com site:
When we think of statues and buildings of the classical period, we tend to imagine white marble; scientists in recent years have discovered that it is in fact most likely that many of the buildings and statues were painted and probably adorned with jewelry. The Vatican Museum has recently put on an exhibition of some of the most famous antiquities from the era with reproductions painted as close to the originals as they can – this is possible because many statues contain trace amounts of pigment from their original coats of paint. This is a list of ten spectacular reproduction statues from the Classical Period. As usual, click each image to view a larger version.
See more comparison pictures here.
Published October 12, 2009
Europe , History
Tags: Christopher Columbus
From the wikipedia article:
Christopher Columbus (c. 1451 – 20 May 1506) was a navigator, colonizer and explorer whose voyages across the Atlantic Ocean led to general European awareness of the American continents in the Western Hemisphere. With his four voyages of exploration and several attempts at establishing a settlement on the island of Hispaniola, all funded by Isabella I of Castile, he initiated the process of Spanish colonization which foreshadowed general European colonization of the “New World.” Read the rest here.
Published October 6, 2009
Ancient Rome , anthropology , Archeology , Art , Design , Engineering , Europe , History , Interesting , Symbols , Tradition , Unusual , Western Civilization
From the discovery.com article:
Beneath Rome’s Fiumicino airport lies a “mini-Colosseum” that may have played host to Roman emperors, according to British archaeologists.
The foundations of the amphitheater, which are oval-shaped like the much larger arena in the heart of Rome, have been unearthed at the site of Portus, a 2nd century A.D. harbor near Ostia’s port on the Tiber River.
Read the article here.
Published October 2, 2009
Ancient Rome , Culture , Europe , History , Interesting , Philosophy , Western Civilization
Tags: Alexandria, Christianity, Cyril, Hypatia, New Movie, Orestes, Religion, Theon
I found out about an upcoming (December 2009) historical movie that looks interesting from N.S.Gill’s Ancient History Blog.
Go here to see a trailer and other related stuff.