Tag Archives: ancient

Minerva or Victory, marble, 1st Century

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A pilaster statue of Minerva or Victory in a museum at Ostia Antica, Italy, October 2014.

Update, Feb. 6: I find this interesting because it looks so much like an angel from Christian art.

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Inside the Roman Coliseum, October 2014

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Last month’s visit to Ostia, the ancient port city of Rome, included a walk through an early Christian basilica

I am very sorry these photos are temporarily unavailable. I hope soon to upload them again without using Photobucket.com, and I won’t be using Photobucket for future posts. —March 23, 2018

An early Christian basilica at Ostia, the ancient harbor city of Rome.

An early Christian basilica at Ostia, the ancient harbor city of Rome.

The sign with the info.

A walk through the early Christian basilica in Ostia, the ancient port city of Rome.

Ostia, Italy

I’m guessing this was the altar area.

To the left and behind the altar-looking area.

Early Christian basilica in Ostia, the ancient harbor city of Rome.

Looking back toward the entrance from the space in the previous photo.

Looking down the main aisle, back toward the entrance.

At the “front” of the basilica.

Ostia

What stories they could tell.

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Ancient imagination: a fierce terracotta beast

Terracotta animal in Mesopotamian/Babylonian collection at the British Museum, Dec. 30, 2009

One of my favorite photos from my visits to the British Museum: A terracotta animal in Mesopotamian/Babylonian collection at the British Museum; photo taken on Dec. 30, 2009.

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Ancient imagination: The Lion of Knidos

Sadie & me in front of the Lion of Knidos, inside the British Museum, Dec. 30, 2009

Sadie & me in front of the Lion of Knidos, inside the British Museum, Dec. 30, 2009

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Ancient imagination: bronze dragon

Photos taken at the British Museum on Dec. 30, 2009.

Photos taken at the British Museum on Dec. 30, 2009.

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Ancient Imagination: Plate with sphinx and bird

Ancient Imagination: Plate with sphinx and bird

“Black-figured with a sphinx and a bird … about 500-550 BC From Marion, Cyprus.” Photo taken at the British Museum on Jan. 8, 2010.