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Ancient Kourion (Cyprus). 'Founded in Neolithic times and gloriously perched on a hillside overlooking the sea, Ancient Kourion flourished under the Mycenaeans, Ptolemies, Romans and, later, the Christians. This is the most spectacular of the South’s archaeological sites, including some well-preserved and fascinating mosaics.' lonelyplanet.com text

Ancient Kourion (Cyprus). 'Founded in Neolithic times and gloriously perched on a hillside overlooking the sea, Ancient Kourion flourished under the Mycenaeans, Ptolemies, Romans and, later, the Christians. This is the most spectacular of the South’s archaeological sites, including some well-preserved and fascinating mosaics.' lonelyplanet.com text

Sobek, Crocodile God, Kom Ombo temple : Temple dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek (god of fertility and creator of the world with Hathor and Khonsu) and to the falcon god Haroeris.

Sobek, Crocodile God, Kom Ombo temple : Temple dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek (god of fertility and creator of the world with Hathor and Khonsu) and to the falcon god Haroeris.

3rd Century Roman sarcophagus of Sidamara at Archaeology Museum of Konya. Sidamara was an ancient city in Asia Minor, now in the province of Konya in Turkey, on the road between Karaman and Eregli. The sarcophagi of the type Sidamara in Roman sarcophagi were figured to architectural framework in which the figures are separated by carved columns and placed in small kiosks depicted in the background. Preserved in the Museum of Archeology in Istanbul.

3rd Century Roman sarcophagus of Sidamara at Archaeology Museum of Konya. Sidamara was an ancient city in Asia Minor, now in the province of Konya in Turkey, on the road between Karaman and Eregli. The sarcophagi of the type Sidamara in Roman sarcophagi were figured to architectural framework in which the figures are separated by carved columns and placed in small kiosks depicted in the background. Preserved in the Museum of Archeology in Istanbul.

'make it happen' - as written by Cleopatra Cleopatra Exhibit Franklin Institute 011 The only known example of what scientists believe to be Cleopatra's own handwriting on an original papyrus document. Translated: "Make it happen!"

'make it happen' - as written by Cleopatra Cleopatra Exhibit Franklin Institute 011 The only known example of what scientists believe to be Cleopatra's own handwriting on an original papyrus document. Translated: "Make it happen!"

Frozen in time: An ash corpse crawls over bodies in Pompei, Italy. Photo by Trevor Keyler

Frozen in time: An ash corpse crawls over bodies in Pompei, Italy. Photo by Trevor Keyler

Thermopolium, Pompeii. Many of the homes in Pompeii were behind 'store fronts' such as these. You can see the oven behind the 'bowl' - servants would cook the food then serve it out of these built in bowls to passing patrons.

Thermopolium, Pompeii. Many of the homes in Pompeii were behind 'store fronts' such as these. You can see the oven behind the 'bowl' - servants would cook the food then serve it out of these built in bowls to passing patrons.

Columns from Pompeii - Naples, Archaeological Museum - The Glass Mosaics at Pompeii and Herculaneum (79 AD)

Columns from Pompeii - Naples, Archaeological Museum - The Glass Mosaics at Pompeii and Herculaneum (79 AD)

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