The Maya elite served a frothy cacao drink during feasts. The importance of these gatherings dictated the use of elaborate service vessels such as this unusual lidded container in the form of a cormorant with a tiny turtle attached to its breast.
At Ephesus,the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World attracted pilgrims from all over the Graeco-Roman world. The temple was erected in 29 BC. to the goddess Roma and the deified Julius Caesar. The cult of emperor worship was promoted there.