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@hellenicmania

hellenicmania
Barbarian.
1 3 1 hour ago
Barbarian.

@hellenicmania

hellenicmania
Greek-Persian war.
1 4 1 hour ago
Greek-persian war.

@througheternitytours

througheternitytours
The Arch of Constantine is the gigantic edifice located near the Colosseum. It’s an arch, yet not the entrance to a building. As such, not having any concrete function, it is architecture in its purest form. The arch created a space imbued with a strong political message: whoever glimpsed it from afar or passed through its arches would have recognised his social identity, transcending his condition of human finitude in the greatness of Rome, the Eternal City. The triumphal arches were imposing monuments to the power of Rome, eloquent memorials of its conquests. But the Arch of Constantine is even more unique: its construction at a crucial moment of Roman history, at the start of the IV century A.D., makes it enigmatic. We question why Constantine, the first Christian emperor, wanted to celebrate his victory over his rival Maxentius in the most pagan way. Or how comes that some of the precious bas reliefs decorating the arch, with exemplary depictions of imperial triumphs, were stripped from other ancient arches. Look out next Wednesday for a new post with the answers!

#througheternitytours #througheternityrome #visititaly #rome #romanarcheology #rometours #romegram #iloverome #travelphotography #visitrome #discoveritaly #italiainunoscatto #topeuropephoto #italy_vacations #wonderlust #romanholiday #romesweetrome #theglobewanderer #wonderful_places #ilikeitaly #travellingthroughtheworld #ruins #ancientrome #ancientarchitecture #ancientworld #italianarchitecture #insta_architecture #wanderlust #romeitaly #romeandyou
1 68 1 hour ago
The arch of constantine is the gigantic edifice located near the colosseum. it’s an arch, yet not the entrance to a building. as such, not having any concrete function, it is architecture in its purest form. the arch created a space imbued with a strong political message: whoever glimpsed it from afar or passed through its arches would have recognised his social identity, transcending his condition of human finitude in the greatness of rome, the eternal city. the triumphal arches were imposing monuments to the power of rome, eloquent memorials of its conquests. but the arch of constantine is even more unique: its construction at a crucial moment of roman history, at the start of the iv century a.d., makes it enigmatic. we question why constantine, the first christian emperor, wanted to celebrate his victory over his rival maxentius in the most pagan way. or how comes that some of the precious bas reliefs decorating the arch, with exemplary depictions of imperial triumphs, were stripped from other ancient arches. look out next wednesday for a new post with the answers!

#througheternitytours #througheternityrome #visititaly #rome #romanarcheology #rometours #romegram #iloverome #travelphotography #visitrome #discoveritaly #italiainunoscatto #topeuropephoto #italy_vacations #wonderlust #romanholiday #romesweetrome #theglobewanderer #wonderful_places #ilikeitaly #travellingthroughtheworld #ruins #ancientrome #ancientarchitecture #ancientworld #italianarchitecture #insta_architecture #wanderlust #romeitaly #romeandyou

@oriane_bckr

oriane_bckr
Surrounded by Egyptian Gods
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#italy#torino#roadtrip#travel#travelphotography#museum#egypt#egyptian#gods#statues#history#mirror#egyptology#ancientegyptians#darkness#igers#outfit#fila#ancientworld#antiquity#antiquities#antique #exhibition#art#sculpture#inspiration#photography#girl#dress
0 25 1 hour ago
Surrounded by egyptian gods
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#italy#torino#roadtrip#travel#travelphotography#museum#egypt#egyptian#gods#statues#history#mirror#egyptology#ancientegyptians#darkness#igers#outfit#fila#ancientworld#antiquity#antiquities#antique #exhibition#art#sculpture#inspiration#photography#girl#dress

@jfoliveras

jfoliveras
Persian cataphract, done for my project about Alexander the Great.

Cataphracts were the heavy cavalry of the ancient world, precursors of the medieval knights. They differed from other shock cavalry units in the fact that both the rider and the horse wore armor . The earliest known cataphracts may have appeared among the ancient Iranic nomads of Central Asia, the Scythians or the Saka. The Persians used cataphracts as early as the time of the Achaemenids, and the successive Persian empires throughout history maintained that tradition. King Xerxes included some cataphracts in the army that he led to Greece during the Greco-Persian Wars. The Greeks adopted the use of cataphracts for the first time in the Seleucid Empire, one of the successor states of Alexander the Great's empire. The Romans also adopted their use later, and the Eastern Roman (or Byzantine) Empire continued to use them throughout the Middle Ages. Cataphracts also expanded to Eastern Asia (the Turkic peoples and the Chinese used them) and the Islamic World.
29 340 3 hours ago
Persian cataphract, done for my project about alexander the great.

cataphracts were the heavy cavalry of the ancient world, precursors of the medieval knights. they differed from other shock cavalry units in the fact that both the rider and the horse wore armor . the earliest known cataphracts may have appeared among the ancient iranic nomads of central asia, the scythians or the saka. the persians used cataphracts as early as the time of the achaemenids, and the successive persian empires throughout history maintained that tradition. king xerxes included some cataphracts in the army that he led to greece during the greco-persian wars. the greeks adopted the use of cataphracts for the first time in the seleucid empire, one of the successor states of alexander the great's empire. the romans also adopted their use later, and the eastern roman (or byzantine) empire continued to use them throughout the middle ages. cataphracts also expanded to eastern asia (the turkic peoples and the chinese used them) and the islamic world.

@kasik.h

kasik.h
When I was a little girl, I used to dream about being here. Now I'm standing here with THAT view. The little me would be so proud 🙋‍♀️ #dreamcometrue #pyramidsofgiza #traveltheworld #egypt #ancientworld
1 34 2 weeks ago
When i was a little girl, i used to dream about being here. now i'm standing here with that view. the little me would be so proud 🙋‍♀️ #dreamcometrue #pyramidsofgiza #traveltheworld #egypt #ancientworld

@hellenicmania

hellenicmania
Return the Marbles, British Museum.
1 6 5 hours ago
Return the marbles, british museum.

@cassrmorris

cassrmorris
#novlitwrit D14: Setting! Much of Book Two takes place in Stabiae and the surrounding countryside. Stabiae was a seaside resort, a bit smaller and more sedate than some of its neighbors. (And yes, that is Vesuvius looming in the background, but don’t worry, he’s not due to pop for another 130 years.) The Vitelliae have an elegant villa maritima overlooking Crater Bay, with shady gardens and luxurious patios — but Latona will spend a lot of her time in the rolling hills and piney woods nearby.
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#amwritingfantasy #amwriting #avencycle #nanowrimo2018 #nanowrimo #writersofig #igwriters #igwriting #writersofinstagram #igauthors #authorsofig #authorsofinstagram #histfic #historicalfantasy #historicalfiction #ancientworld #ancientrome #fantasywriter #fantasywriting #writingaesthetic #workinprogress #writingcommunity #writerscommunity
1 20 5 hours ago
#novlitwrit d14: setting! much of book two takes place in stabiae and the surrounding countryside. stabiae was a seaside resort, a bit smaller and more sedate than some of its neighbors. (and yes, that is vesuvius looming in the background, but don’t worry, he’s not due to pop for another 130 years.) the vitelliae have an elegant villa maritima overlooking crater bay, with shady gardens and luxurious patios — but latona will spend a lot of her time in the rolling hills and piney woods nearby.
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#amwritingfantasy #amwriting #avencycle #nanowrimo2018 #nanowrimo #writersofig #igwriters #igwriting #writersofinstagram #igauthors #authorsofig #authorsofinstagram #histfic #historicalfantasy #historicalfiction #ancientworld #ancientrome #fantasywriter #fantasywriting #writingaesthetic #workinprogress #writingcommunity #writerscommunity

@jairdiazxdefault

jairdiazxdefault
La cultura prehispánica Teotihuacan construye este complejo arqueológico que consta principalmente del templo Quetzalcóatl, la pirámide del sol, pirámide de la luna y la calzada de los muertos.  #mexico🇲🇽 #teotihuacan #prehistoric #ancient #civilization #ancientcivilization #ruins #architecture #mesoamerica #historian #ancientworld #olmecs #megalithic #ig_mexico #jouerney #portrait #women #beauty #color #pic #picoftheday #photograper #canon #landscape #europe #ig_italy #sky #photography #composition #arte
0 39 6 hours ago
La cultura prehispánica teotihuacan construye este complejo arqueológico que consta principalmente del templo quetzalcóatl, la pirámide del sol, pirámide de la luna y la calzada de los muertos. #mexico🇲🇽 #teotihuacan #prehistoric #ancient #civilization #ancientcivilization #ruins #architecture #mesoamerica #historian #ancientworld #olmecs #megalithic #ig_mexico #jouerney #portrait #women #beauty #color #pic #picoftheday #photograper #canon #landscape #europe #ig_italy #sky #photography #composition #arte