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The crater of Vix is larger that remains of antiquity. It measures 164 cm high, 127 wide and weighing 208.6 kilos; each handle only weighs 46 kilos, and 14 bronze lid. Its capacity is 1,100 liters. Below, the crater during his presentation at the Louvre in 1954, after being restored.

The crater of Vix is larger that remains of antiquity. It measures 164 cm high, 127 wide and weighing 208.6 kilos; each handle only weighs 46 kilos, and 14 bronze lid. Its capacity is 1,100 liters. Below, the crater during his presentation at the Louvre in 1954, after being restored.

25+ Magnificent Castles And Their Fascinating Ancient Histories

25+ Magnificent Castles And Their Fascinating Ancient Histories

Château de Chambord, the Loire Valley, France. This castle was abandoned after the French Revolution until World War II. During the war it was used to protect priceless pieces of art from the Louvre and other French galleries.

Pedal-Powered GiraDora Washer Needs No Electricity and Costs Only $40 | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building

Pedal-Powered GiraDora Washer Needs No Electricity and Costs Only $40

Copper Dome House is a “Puzzling” Garden Home Dome House - Gallery Page 10 – Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Gr.

Sargon II (ruled 722 BC - 705 BC) and dignitary. Low-relief from the wall of the palace of Sargon II at Dur Sharrukin in Assyria (now Khorsabad in Iraq), c. 713–716 BC

Sargon II (ruled 722 BC - 705 BC) and dignitary low-relief from the L wall of the palace of Sargon II at Dur Sharrukin in Assyria (now Khorsabad in Iraq), c.

Ancient Egyptian house models, Museé du Louvre, Paris, France. Models of houses were often buried in Egyptian tombs to help give the souls of the dead a place to call home in the afterlife

Ancient Egyptian models of different house types.

Cosmetic Jars, Egypt    These might appear to  be  conventional canpoic jars, constructed of blue fiance and bearing the name of Rameses II, but they are in fact testament to the Ancient Egyptian’s love of keeping up appearances. These seemingly ordinary jars have an interesting back story behind them, they arrived in the Louvre in 1905 and seemed to contain embalmed organs including a trace of what appeared to be heart tissue.

Cosmetics Jars - Faience from the time of Rameses II

The Judgement of Paris. Marble, limestone and glass tesserae, 115–150 AD. From the Atrium House triclinium in Antioch-on-the-Orontes (Turkey).

Judgement Paris Antioch Louvre-Üç Güzeller ve Paris

The Ubaid period  is a prehistoric period of Mesopotamia. The name derives from Tell al-`Ubaid where the earliest large excavation of Ubaid period material was conducted initially by Henry Hall and later by Leonard Woolley

Jasper cylinder seal: monstrous lions and lion-headed eagles, Mesopotamia, Uruk Period BC). Photo by Marie-Lan Nguyen [knotted serpents with leonine heads]

pingtan-art-museum-rendering/Today’s art museums are as evocative as the creations they house. We’re not saying the Louvre or Guggenheim aren’t stunning architectural feats, but it seems some museum designs are getting headier. Currently under construction in Pingtan, China, is Asia’s largest private museum. It will be an artificial island off a real island, with exhibition spaces that look like ancient caves

Pingtan Art Museum in China will be Asia's largest private museum, boasting stunning design combining an artificial island and cave like spaces.

Paris, France.    The Pyramide du Louvre (Louvre Pyramid) is located in the courtyard of the famous Musee du Louvre (Louvre Museum). The pyramid is constructed of glass, cable and steel rods. The glass and steel pyramid is a very modern interpretation of an ancient form and provides for a interesting contrast with the much more traditional buildings situated around it.     Available for purchase @  http://www.etsy.com/shop/bokehnyc

Paris, France. The Pyramide du Louvre (Louvre Pyramid) is located in the courtyard of the famous Musee du Louvre (Louvre Museum). The pyramid is constructed of glass, cable and steel rods. The glass and steel pyramid is a very modern interpretation of an ancient form and provides for a interesting contrast with the much more traditional buildings situated around it. Available for purchase @ http://www.etsy.com/shop/bokehnyc

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