Ancient art and art from antiquity and cultural treasures from the past

Discussion in 'photography, graphics & art' started by ringo, Apr 16, 2015.

  1. wayward bob

    wayward bob i ate all your bees

    this is fucking beautiful :cool: when i had dreams of becoming a conservator this is what i was dreaming about :D
  2. trabuquera

    trabuquera Modesty Bag

    Never seen this before and it's so beautiful - the light! the shading! the empathy ! - and it's pretty damn old...
  3. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist specter haunting

    this is amazingly well preserved:



    Oldest known book from the medieval age, unique in terms of the preservation. St Cuthberts Gospel. Over a thousand years old.

    there an anglo-saxon exhibition starting in october at the BL where this will be. I might go, from further reading they have managed to amass quite a haul of rare and old stuff from the time. Also when reading about this: Apparently the orthodox church still produces jeweled binding books.

    British Library acquires the St Cuthbert Gospel the earliest intact European book

    edited for spelling
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2018
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  4. Stanley Edwards

    Stanley Edwards 1967 Maserati Mistral.

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  5. Yuwipi Woman

    Yuwipi Woman Whack-A-Mole Queen

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  6. Mordi

    Mordi Amoral adventurist

    Was really excited to see this a few weeks back. Essentially believed to be a Bronze Age star map for charting the sun's movements. It got dug up at the end of the nineties before going on walkabout and turning up in Switzerland where the state seized it. I find the idea of it remaining in use for a sustained period and it being added to and changed over the course of it's use really intriguing.
    The Prehistoric Museum in Halle is excellent.It covers a pretty big sweep right the way with artifacts from Homo Erectus sites up to the Iron Age. And fucking massive pre-ice age elephant and mammoth skeletons.
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