The Sleeping Hermaphrodite depicts the son of Hermes and Aphrodite. It is a Roman copy of a Hellenistic original dating to 2nd century BC.
The highlight of a recent trip to Athens was a visit to the National Museum of Archaeology. The museum had a special gallery for the finds from the Antikythera shipwreck, … Continue Reading An Ancient Computer: The Antikythera Mechanism
Take a look at this rather attractive pile of coins; who doesn’t like a bit of treasure? It’s actually a photo of the Shapwick Hoard, a collection of 9,262 Roman … Continue Reading The Shapwick Hoard: Britain’s Largest Hoard of Roman Silver Denarii