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Ostrakon with a Homily by Athanasius - Thebes -  Byzantine Egypt

Ostrakon with a Homily by Athanasius - Thebes - Byzantine Egypt

An imposing mosaic of a man driving a chariot (pictured) has been uncovered in the largest antique tomb ever found in Greece. The find in Amphipolis in northern Macedonia adds weight to archaeologists’ suspicions that the burial mound could hold the remains of a family member of Alexander the Great - perhaps his mother

Alexander the Great's Father was buried in a tomb discovered in 1977

An imposing mosaic of a man driving a chariot (pictured) has been uncovered in the largest antique tomb ever found in Greece. The find in Amphipolis in northern Macedonia adds weight to archaeologists’ suspicions that the burial mound could hold the remains of a family member of Alexander the Great - perhaps his mother

The oldest surviving manuscript of the Lord's Prayer, with fragments from the Gospels of Luke and John. Written in Egypt in Alexandrian-style text.  It was donated to the Vatican Library in March 2007.

The oldest surviving manuscript of the Lord's Prayer, with fragments from the Gospels of Luke and John. Written in Egypt in Alexandrian-style text. It was donated to the Vatican Library in March 2007.

Frederick Douglass      Born a slave, got his freedom, owned a newspaper for 17 years and fought for abolition.  He lectured before & during the Civil War "thundering against slavery".

Frederick Douglass Born a slave, got his freedom, owned a newspaper for 17 years and fought for abolition. He lectured before & during the Civil War "thundering against slavery".

The Ramírez drawing will be on display for three months, through Saturday, March 15, 2014, in the "Exploring the Early Americas" exhibition on the second floor of the Jefferson Building at the Library of Congress. Missed it!

The Ramírez drawing will be on display for three months, through Saturday, March 15, 2014, in the "Exploring the Early Americas" exhibition on the second floor of the Jefferson Building at the Library of Congress. Missed it!

Woven in Belgium History: Three Virgins Belgian chenille tapestry features a scene with three maidens by the water of a mountain lake. This beautiful tapestry s

Three Virgins Tapestry Wall Art Hanging

Woven in Belgium History: Three Virgins Belgian chenille tapestry features a scene with three maidens by the water of a mountain lake. This beautiful tapestry s

The very word 'secrecy' is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths, and to secret proceedings.  John F. Kennedy

The very word 'secrecy' is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths, and to secret proceedings. John F. Kennedy

Bowl Base with a Marriage Scene. Date: 4th–5th century. Culture: Roman or Byzantine. Medium: Glass, gold leaf

Bowl Base with a Marriage Scene. Date: 4th–5th century. Culture: Roman or Byzantine. Medium: Glass, gold leaf

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