Roman Times: National Museum of Rome hosting exhibit featuring over 100 paintings from 1st century

Roman Times: National Museum of Rome hosting exhibit featuring over 100 paintings from 1st century

hyperealism: 1st century AD, Roman garden painting [detail]; in Casa del Bracciale d’Oro, Pompeii.

hyperealism: 1st century AD, Roman garden painting [detail]; in Casa del Bracciale d’Oro, Pompeii.

40,000 (not 32,0000) years old: Lion Man sculpture. Photo: Thomas Stephan, © Ulmer Museum. New pieces of Ulm’s Lion Man sculpture have been discovered and it has been found to be much older than originally thought, at around 40,000 years. This makes it the world’s earliest figurative sculpture.

40,000 (not 32,0000) years old: Lion Man sculpture. Photo: Thomas Stephan, © Ulmer Museum. New pieces of Ulm’s Lion Man sculpture have been discovered and it has been found to be much older than originally thought, at around 40,000 years. This makes it the world’s earliest figurative sculpture.

Pompeii fresco by an unknown artist of a woman painting a statue of Priapus (Pompeian Fourth Style, 50-79 AD) from the ‘House of the Surgeon’

Pompeii fresco by an unknown artist of a woman painting a statue of Priapus (Pompeian Fourth Style, 50-79 AD) from the ‘House of the Surgeon’

FrescoesVilla D'Este...Pompeii

FrescoesVilla D'Este...Pompeii

Painted Garden, Villa of Livia, detail with pomegranate by profzucker, via Flickr. Painted Garden, removed from the triclinium (dining room) in the Villa of Livia Drusilla, Prima Porta, fresco, 30-20 B.C.E. (Museo Nazionale Romano, Palazzo Massimo, Rome)

Painted Garden, Villa of Livia, detail with pomegranate by profzucker, via Flickr. Painted Garden, removed from the triclinium (dining room) in the Villa of Livia Drusilla, Prima Porta, fresco, 30-20 B.C.E. (Museo Nazionale Romano, Palazzo Massimo, Rome)

In a kingdom, where in the early 13th century few people travelled more that a few miles and most could not read or write it is hardly surprising such a man who traveled Europe and read Arabic translations of the Greek Philosophers inspired such suspicion and awe. http://www.scotlandmag.com/magazine/issue49/12009597.html

In a kingdom, where in the early 13th century few people travelled more that a few miles and most could not read or write it is hardly surprising such a man who traveled Europe and read Arabic translations of the Greek Philosophers inspired such suspicion and awe. http://www.scotlandmag.com/magazine/issue49/12009597.html

Bird fresco from the Stanza dei Geni, from the Case Romane del Celio beneath the Ss. Giovanni and Paolo, Rome.

Bird fresco from the Stanza dei Geni, from the Case Romane del Celio beneath the Ss. Giovanni and Paolo, Rome.

Hieronymus Bosch

The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, Fr. the Right Panel of the Garden of Earthly Delights

Hieronymus Bosch

British Museum exhibit of erotic Roman art, featuring a notorious statue of the god Pan. Shown: Woman and a Satyr Fresco Painting From Pompeii

The shock of the old: what the sculpture of Pan reveals about sex and the Romans

British Museum exhibit of erotic Roman art, featuring a notorious statue of the god Pan. Shown: Woman and a Satyr Fresco Painting From Pompeii

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