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Detail, the Portonaccio Sarcophagus. It was discovered in 1931 near Via Tiburtina, in the eastern suburbs of the Rome.

Detail, the Portonaccio Sarcophagus. It was discovered in 1931 near Via Tiburtina, in the eastern suburbs of the Rome.

Zhang Heng, astronomer royal to the Han Dynasty, invented an accurate seismometer in AD 132. 1600 years before anyone in the West did.  The seismometer (候風地動儀 hòufēng dìdòng yí)  was an urn with some type of pendulum apparatus contained within it.

Zhang Heng, astronomer royal to the Han Dynasty, invented an accurate seismometer in AD 132. 1600 years before anyone in the West did. The seismometer (候風地動儀 hòufēng dìdòng yí) was an urn with some type of pendulum apparatus contained within it.

1890 Antique French Coffin Handle via Skinner And Hyde

1890 Antique French Coffin Handle via Skinner And Hyde

There are plenty of examples of aliens in ancient art that clearly depict the fact that UFOs and extraterrestrial beings were around in thos...

There are plenty of examples of aliens in ancient art that clearly depict the fact that UFOs and extraterrestrial beings were around in thos...

Burgonet (Italian, Milan, ca. 1510–1579), dated 1543. This masterpiece of Renaissance metalwork is signed on the browplate by Filippo Negroli, whose embossed armor was praised by 16th century writers as "miraculous" and deserving "immortal merit." Formed of one plate of steel and patinated to look like bronze, the bowl is raised in high relief with motifs inspired by classical art. Met Museum.

Burgonet (Italian, Milan, ca. 1510–1579), dated 1543. This masterpiece of Renaissance metalwork is signed on the browplate by Filippo Negroli, whose embossed armor was praised by 16th century writers as "miraculous" and deserving "immortal merit." Formed of one plate of steel and patinated to look like bronze, the bowl is raised in high relief with motifs inspired by classical art. Met Museum.

Depiction of a Celtic warrior  from the Letnitza treasure, Lovech region, Bulgaria.

Depiction of a Celtic warrior from the Letnitza treasure, Lovech region, Bulgaria.

One incredible luck for dacian archaeology: in 1965, in Philippi (Greece) was discovered a tombstone of a roman officer. It turned out to be the leader of the unit that was tasked by the emperor Trajan to track down Decebalus, the last of the dacian kings! You can see that, even if he had a long military career (revealed by the inscription), his most important achievement was that from the Dacian Wars, sculpted on the upper part of the stone, a carving similar to that frim the Trajan's…

One incredible luck for dacian archaeology: in 1965, in Philippi (Greece) was discovered a tombstone of a roman officer. It turned out to be the leader of the unit that was tasked by the emperor Trajan to track down Decebalus, the last of the dacian kings! You can see that, even if he had a long military career (revealed by the inscription), his most important achievement was that from the Dacian Wars, sculpted on the upper part of the stone, a carving similar to that frim the Trajan's…

"Genii cucullati seem to be the male counterparts to the three-fold Matronae, and all are seemingly related to the cult of the Greco–Roman (but perhaps originally Germanic) deity Telesphorus, also depicted cloaked. Telesphorus was the child of Asklepios, the healer deity, and his powers were in the realms of sleep and dreams; he was also the protector of children and a fertility deity, and may have shared his father's attributes as a healer."

"Genii cucullati seem to be the male counterparts to the three-fold Matronae, and all are seemingly related to the cult of the Greco–Roman (but perhaps originally Germanic) deity Telesphorus, also depicted cloaked. Telesphorus was the child of Asklepios, the healer deity, and his powers were in the realms of sleep and dreams; he was also the protector of children and a fertility deity, and may have shared his father's attributes as a healer."

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