Persepolis ca. 1850







Details from the ancient city of Persepolis before restoration, taken circa 1850 by Italian photographer Luigi Pesce. Via Met

In the dark backward and abysm of time


Ottoman period shipwreck discovered in 300m of water.


Shipwreck from Medieval period


The stern of Ottoman wreck


Byzantine (up) and Ottoman wreck (following) with MAP’s Supporter ROV.


Photogrammetric models of  shipwrecks from Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project (Black Sea MAP), the first on going expedition mapping submerged ancient deep water landscapes in the Black Sea. During the expedition, members of MAP discovered more than 40 shipwrecks, from the Ottoman and Byzantine Empires, remarkably preserved due to the anoxic conditions (absence of oxygen) of the Black Sea below 150m.

Further exploration here

Greek Torso / Angel Gil

Angel Gil  Greek Torso

Ancient Greek marble torso, photographed by Angel Gil.

The Temple of Horus, ca. 1865


The Ptolemaic Temple of the falcon god Horus at Edfu, Egypt, photographed by Antonio Beato, during the fascinating but dubious times of the first excavations, conducted by self-taught egyptologist Auguste Mariette.

Portland Art Museum – via hotpotato

clay anthrakia / Delos, Greece

ancient greek stove -delos island

Ancient Greek clay anthrakia aka coal-fuel stove, used for cooking and heating, found at the Archaeological museum of Delos, Greece.

image via

interventions of the Antikytherian sea sculptors



70–60 BC Greek life-size marble statues, raised from the Antikythera Ship-wreck found by a team of sponge divers in 1900.The parts buried by the sand are exceptionally preserved while the rest of the Parian marble was disfigured by stone-eating organisms.

The first diver to lay eyes on the shipwreck described the scene as a heap of rotting corpses and horses lying on the sea bed,







From the exhibition Antikythera Shipwreck, the Ship, the Treasures, the Mechanism, at the National Archaeological Museum of Athens, photos by WeWasteTime.

previously: the Antikythera Mechanism

marbles 2013

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Marbles” photo series by London based photographer Ingrid Berthon-Moine features the testicles of several marble Greek statues found throughout Europe.
Also check her 2010 project “V”, where men’s hairy chests are framed in a way that suggests the female pubis.
Via feature shoot.

Pavlopetri, Greece

The digital recreation of Pavlopetri in Peloponnese, Greece, a 5,000 years old city, one of the oldest  submerged archeological town sites.

send by our dear friend Pavlos