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Aug 17, 2023 9 tweets 6 min read
The Great Shigir Idol is an archaeological Ural treasure that mankind has yet to decipher. It is approximately 12,500 years old and is the world's oldest monumental wooden statue. Modern studies on the idol began more than twenty years ago, but there are still many unanswered questions. 1) The middle of the 19th century was the "gold rush" era in the Urals. Due to gold prospecting in the area, the Shigir peat bog was partially drained. Workers found objects made of wood, horns, animal bones, stone, and clay.

The first archaeological discovery at this area was made by M. V. Malakhov in 1880. After Malakhov's discovery, many researchers became interested in Shigir peat bog. Thousands of finds were made here (animal figures, arrowheads, knives, shovels, clay pots, wooden skis, etc.). The age of the finds was very different from each other. This area somehow attracted ancient people for thousands of years.
Aug 16, 2023 10 tweets 7 min read
An X-Ray of the Greek Antikythera Mechanism, which shows the gears inside.

The Antikythera mechanism indeed has an extremely complex structure. Due to its astrolabe-like appearance, it was thought to be a tool used for navigation in ships, but later it turned out to be a much more complex machine. In fact, after a while it started to be seen as the oldest analog computer. , c. 100-150 BC. 1) In April 1900, a group of Greek sponge-divers dived into the Aegean Sea near the island of Antikythera, near Crete. One of the members of this divers-group, Elias Stadiatos, discovered an ancient shipwreck near a small island called Antikythera in Greece. The wreck was 25 meters away from the coast, at a depth of about 50 meters. This was a cargo ship that sank in about 87 BC.
Nov 6, 2022 16 tweets 5 min read
The 12 Olympian gods of ancient Greece. Top row left to right: Zeus, Athena, Hera, Apollo. Middle row left to right: Demeter, Artemis, Hermes, Hephaistos. Bottom row left to right: Aphrodite, Dionysos, Poseidon, Ares. All images by Mark Cartwright except middle far-right (Hephaistos) by Jastrow (public domain image). @whencyclopedia
Oct 7, 2022 23 tweets 7 min read
Flood: Thinkers, writers and artists in Ancient Greece.

Greek philosophers asked questions such as : what is the world made of? In trying to answer these questions, they began to study the world and the relationships between shapes, between animals and between numbers. These studies were the beginning of modern science, algebra, geometry, zoology, botany, geology and history. Greek writers and artists studied relationships too.
Oct 6, 2022 5 tweets 3 min read
New design by archaeologyart: The Kiss by Gustav Klimt. This digitally created drawing is based on Gustav Klimt's 1908 painting "The Kiss".

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Worldwide: Image In 1903, Klimt traveled twice to Ravenna, where he saw the mosaics of San Vitale, whose Byzantine influence was apparent in the paintings of what would become known as his "Golden Period". ImageImageImageImage
Jul 26, 2022 6 tweets 2 min read
Equestrian Statue of Marcus Aurelius, AD. 176-177 Gilded bronze, h. 424 cm. Now on display at the Capitoline Museums, Rome. This is one of the few bronze statues that has survived intact from ancient times. The decision not to melt it down for the sake of the bronze was probably due to the mistaken identification of the figure as Constantine,
Jul 25, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
The Seated Woman of Çatalhöyük is a 8,000-year-old Neolithic baked-clay figurine unearthed at Çatalhöyük, a Neolithic and Chalcolithic proto-city settlement in southern Anatolia which existed from approximately 7100 BC to 5700 BC. Photographer: Nevit Dilmen. It depicts a nude female seated between feline-headed arm-rests.
Jul 22, 2022 12 tweets 5 min read
New design by archaeologyart: Justinian & Theodora. This design was inspired by Byzantine mosaics in San Vitale, Ravenna, Italy.

Available on Amazon US, UK, Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Japan stores and Redbubble (onelink):… When Justinian was crowned in 527, he named as co-regent his young wife Theodora. She was 15 years his junior and his opposite in nearly every way. She was social, witty, supremely self-confident, and never lost her head in a crisis. He adored her, and she was his most adviser.
Jun 7, 2022 10 tweets 3 min read
Houses of Çatalhöyük (Reconstruction) - modern-day Konya, Turkey, c. 7,000 BC. The Mud-brick houses were clustered together and there were no outside doors. People went in and out of the houses through openings in the roos. Image 2 - The entrance to the houses was by going down a portable ladder through an opening in the roof. Daily life was probably spent both on rooftops and inside the houses, despite poor lighting and ventilation conditions. Image
Jun 1, 2022 5 tweets 2 min read
Happy June! Flaming June by Sir Frederic Leighton, 1895. June Morning, View over the Hills over Pontoise by Camille Pissarro 1873.
Nov 27, 2021 6 tweets 3 min read
Thomas Cole’s 1836 painting “Destruction,” from his series entitled “The Course of Empire”.
Nov 26, 2021 5 tweets 3 min read
Design for today - 2 / Detail of a Late Archaic kylix (drinking cup), about 510-500 BC. Period: Archaic Greek. An octopus hiding from a fisherman.
Nov 12, 2021 7 tweets 3 min read
Villagers chatting on one of the seats dismantled from the Roman theater in the ancient city of Aphrodisias (Geyre, Karacasu, Aydin, Turkey, photograph dated 1958. (Photographer: Ara Güler, colorized by me) Image Image
Nov 11, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
Akrotiri is a Bronze Age settlement located in the southwest of the island of Santorini (Thera) in the Greek Cyclades Islands. In the 1600s BC, one of the largest volcanic eruptions that humanity has ever seen occurred on the Aegean island of Thera (now Santorini) - Image , and volcanic ash preserved the remains of buildings, streets, frescoes, and many artifacts and works of art. ImageImageImageImage
Nov 10, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
Shoulder of Siberian Ice Princess (Princess Ukok), circa 500 B.C., Urok Plateau, Autonomous Altai Republic, Siberia. The most surprising fact about the princess is her tattoos. The most surprising fact about the princess is her tattoos. The mysterious tattoos on the neck, arm, and leg area have remained intact for 2500 years! Each of these tattoos featured fantastic animal figures.
Nov 10, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
Can you imagine a king's tomb under the parking lot where you park your car every day? One of the greatest discoveries of archaeology: Discovery of Richard III's tomb, Leicester, Great Britain, 2012.
Nov 9, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
The Museum Hotel is home to the world’s largest mosaic, uncovered in 2010. (c. 300 B.C.) The mosaic rug extends over 1050 square meters and it’s the world’s largest mosaic piece.
Nov 7, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
Clay tablets (books) from Ashurbanipal’s Library (containing originally over 30,000 cuneiform tablets) at the exhibition in British Museum, Assyria 7th century BC. Image ImageImageImage
Oct 27, 2021 7 tweets 3 min read
We are happy to announce our new book: 100 Great Archaeological Discoveries - A Guide to the Greatest Discoveries of Archaeology. Available on Amazon (Kindle & Paperback): Image This book introduces you to some of the most impressive and exciting archaeological discoveries that have been made since the 1800s when the study of archaeology began. Image
Jan 5, 2021 9 tweets 2 min read
The Ionic Stoa on the Sacred Way, #Miletus. Miletus was one of 12 Ionian cities and one of the greatest cities of ancient Asia Minor. It was large trade center with 4 harbors; founded colonies on Black Sea, in Egypt and Italy; noted as a literary center and known as -
Nov 9, 2020 5 tweets 1 min read
The Byblos figurines or Phoenician statuettes are approximately 1,500–2,000 ex-voto statuettes found in ancient Phoenician temples in Lebanon, primarily in Byblos, but also in Kamid al lawz. The majority of the statuettes were found at archaeological sites in sealed pottery jars, together with tools, weapons, jewelry, and other ritual objects.