Author: Dido of Carthage

greekromangodsmore: Attic goblet Krater Attri…


  • Attic goblet Krater
  • Attributed to the Boston Phiale Painter
  • 440–435 BC
  • Museo Gregoriano Etrusco, Musei Vaticani

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Lucius Verus, Chatsworth Collection, UK

archimaps: Detail rendering of the Choragic M…


Detail rendering of the Choragic Monument of Lysicrates, Athens

loumargi: ‘An Allegory of Poetry’ by Eustache…


‘An Allegory of Poetry’ by Eustache Le Sueur

loumargi: Eustache Le Sueur -The Abduction of…


Eustache Le Sueur -The Abduction of Ganymede by Jupiter,1644

flyse: Consulting the Oracle, John William Wa…


Consulting the Oracle, John William Waterhouse (English, 1849–1917), 1884

Oil on canvas

A relief of king Amenhotep I recovered from Lo…


The Ministry of Antiquities mission to recover stolen and illegally smuggled antiquities has successfully seen the repatriation of a relief with the cartouch of King Amenhotep I. 

Supervisor General of Antiquities of the repatriation department Shabaan Abdel Gawad explained to Ahram Online that the relief was first noticed by a foreign archaeologist a few months ago, when it was put on sale in an auction hall in London.

Gawad said the archaeologist realized that the relief is the same one that was stolen in 1988 from the open-air museum in Karnak Temple Complex in Luxor, as the relief is carved in limestone and inscribed with the name of king Amenhotep I.

The archaeologist then promptly reported the incident to the Ministry of Antiquities. The ministry then took all necessary legal and diplomatic procedures to stop the sale of the relief, and return it to Egypt.

The relief, Abdel Gawad said, was handed over to the Egyptian embassy in London yesterday and is to set to come home within days. (source)



Augustus in profile. Detail of a bust of Augustus currently located in the British Museum, possibly dated to the reign of Tiberius. Source: British Museum.

ancient-egypts-secrets: Detail of the sarco…


Detail of the sarcophagus in which the royal mummy (being most likely the mortal remains of King Smenkhkare) was found. 


was a short-lived pharaoh in the late 18th dynasty (Amarna period). Very little is known of this king for certain because later kings, beginning with Horemheb, sought to erase the entire Amarna Period from history.

Hans Ollermann

fishstickmonkey: Fragmentary red-figure kylix…


Fragmentary red-figure kylix: Odysseus escaping from the cave of Polyphemos

Greek, Attic, ca. 470–460 B.C.

attributed to the Amphitrite Painter, Greek, active ca. 475–450 B.C.


Princeton University Art Museum