The lessons of the past aren’t just written in history books and brittle, yellowing scrolls—they’re also worked into the art and architecture we appreciate, whether it’s in our beloved museums, protected sites in the Great Outdoors, or splendidly photographed and posted on our favorite social network.

It’s vital to know the past of your country and humanity as a whole because it helps grow your appreciation for just how civilization has changed over the millennia and who we as a society are in that historic context. This very same link to the past also provides a ton of insights into how aesthetics, and our understanding of it, evolved.

The ‘Archeology and Art’ Instagram page provides the opportunity to take a closer look at some of the most impressive historical locations, works of art, jewelry, and artifacts that archeologists have uncovered. Scroll down to start your deep dive into history and all of its beauty, Pandas. Remember to upvote your fave photos, and be sure to let us know which ones impressed you the most.

Do we have any archeologists in the house today? We’d love to hear more about your job and your amazing finds, so drop by the comment section.

Bored Panda got in touch with financial expert Sam Dogen, the author of 'Buy This, Not That: How to Spend Your Way to Wealth and Freedom' and the founder of the 'Financial Samurai' blog, for a chat about art and other investments, as well as what people see as potential stores of value.

#1

A Gothic-Styled Spiral Staircase Carved From A Single Tree In 1851, In Lednice Castle, Czech Republic, As A Symbol Of Progressing Toward The Ultimate Step, With Our Goals

A Gothic-Styled Spiral Staircase Carved From A Single Tree In 1851, In Lednice Castle, Czech Republic, As A Symbol Of Progressing Toward The Ultimate Step, With Our Goals

archeology_and_art Report

"Investing in physical goods is only going to get more popular over time. More people want to enjoy their investments instead of merely making money on them. Historically, the best way people could enjoy their investments was through real estate. There's nothing better than making great memories in your home and then watching it go up in value as well," Sam, from 'Financial Samurai,' told Bored Panda.

"Now, more money is going into art, jewelry, fine watches, collectible sports cards, and rare books to enjoy. As an author, I'm a big believer in collecting rare books with signatures because the pandemic throttled in-person signing events for two years. As a result, there is a lower supply of books and other memorabilia with signatures, which makes them more valuable. There will likely be a continued structurally lower supply of collectibles with signatures for years to come," he explained what some people might choose to invest in as a store of value.

#2

A 4852 Year Old Located Ancient Mountain Aras Cypress At Tandooreh National Park, Iran

A 4852 Year Old Located Ancient Mountain Aras Cypress At Tandooreh National Park, Iran

archeology_and_art Report

Fembot
Community Member
3 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wonder how trees are dated so accurately without counting the rings.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#3

Stairway To Heaven, The Ancient Inca Road That Leads To Machu Picchu, In Peru

Stairway To Heaven, The Ancient Inca Road That Leads To Machu Picchu, In Peru

archeology_and_art Report

Pirates of Zen Pants
Community Member
3 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I've been there. It's probably best to leave the stiletto heels back at the hostel.

View More Replies...
View more comments

According to Sam, the author of 'Buy This, Not That,' investing in fine art makes sense, financially. "But it can't be any piece of art. You have to invest in promising emerging artists or established artists with limited pieces of artwork. There's also a big difference between the original artwork and the prints," he told Bored Panda.

"Again, as society as a whole builds more wealth, we want to better enjoy our money instead of just letting it accumulate in a brokerage account or bank account. The pandemic has taught us life is short and we must enjoy each and every day to the fullest," Sam said.

"Enjoying the fine art on our walls that could also go up in value is a great combination. There's a reason why many of the wealthiest people in the world are avid art collectors. In fact, not only do I invest in fine art, I also make my own art! The cost is minimal and it's enjoyable to create. Who knows, maybe my original art pieces might be worth a lot to my children one day."

#4

Cloister University Of Glasgow, Scotland

Cloister University Of Glasgow, Scotland

archeology_and_art Report

Eastendbird
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My alma mater, the University building is beautiful.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#5

2000-Year-Old Sapphire Ring Presumably Belonging To Roman Emperor Caligula, Thought To Depict His Fourth Wife Caesonia

2000-Year-Old Sapphire Ring Presumably Belonging To Roman Emperor Caligula, Thought To Depict His Fourth Wife Caesonia

archeology_and_art Report

#6

The Buried Bodies Of The Iconic Easter Island Moai Basalt Statues, Built By The Rapa Nui People Between 1250-1500 Ce, With Petroglyphs Carved On Their Back

The Buried Bodies Of The Iconic Easter Island Moai Basalt Statues, Built By The Rapa Nui People Between 1250-1500 Ce, With Petroglyphs Carved On Their Back

archeology_and_art Report

The ‘Archeology and Art’ social media project currently has 65.2k loyal fans who can’t wait to unearth the freshest historical finds. The Instagram page gives a pretty good overview of just how varied and impressive art from the ancient world really was.

Generally speaking, many people assume that progress is linear and that someone living in 2022 is far smarter/skilled/more capable than someone, say, living a few centuries or even thousands of years ago. Seeing the quality of the craftsmanship and the architecture of the past should help you understand that human beings are not necessarily ‘better’ than their ancestors.

Art historian Mary McGillivray, from Melbourne, previously explained to Bored Panda during an interview that art and art history aren’t as unapproachable as many people might think.

"A lot of people think that art history is very serious and very important and this leads to them feeling overwhelmed—or even feeling like art history isn't for them. This isn't true! I've said it before and I'll say it again, art history is just old memes. Once we start to see the humor and the humanity in art, it becomes far less intimidating," she said that there’s often a more lighthearted side to it all.

#7

The Bracelet That Gave Its Name To A Famous House In Pompeii: “The House Of The Gold Bracelet”.two-Headed Snake, With Glass Eyes, Holding A Medallion With The Image Of Diana

The Bracelet That Gave Its Name To A Famous House In Pompeii: “The House Of The Gold Bracelet”.two-Headed Snake, With Glass Eyes, Holding A Medallion With The Image Of Diana

archeology_and_art Report

#8

A Wooden Sarcophagus Rises From The Sand In Abydos After Thousands Of Years In Silence, Egypt

A Wooden Sarcophagus Rises From The Sand In Abydos After Thousands Of Years In Silence, Egypt

archeology_and_art Report

#9

Seljuk Box With A Combination Lock, Cast And Hammered Brass, Inlaid With Silver And Copper. From Iran, 1200-1201

Seljuk Box With A Combination Lock, Cast And Hammered Brass, Inlaid With Silver And Copper. From Iran, 1200-1201

archeology_and_art Report

Meanwhile, former art gallery director Shelby Bercume told Bored Panda that many find art history intimidating and difficult to grasp because it’s a subject that isn’t taught in most schools. If that were to change, more people would feel far less scared to at least try dipping their toes in the water.

#10

Emerald Wine Cup18th Century. India (Mughal) Carved Emeralds Set With Gold Mounts Dated

Emerald Wine Cup18th Century. India (Mughal) Carved Emeralds Set With Gold Mounts Dated

archeology_and_art Report

#11

Hut Made Of Mammoth Bones, Cro-Magnon, Mezhirich, Ukraine, 15000 B.c

Hut Made Of Mammoth Bones, Cro-Magnon, Mezhirich, Ukraine, 15000 B.c

archeology_and_art Report

#12

A Roman Amphora Filled With Gold Coins Discovered In Como, Italy

A Roman Amphora Filled With Gold Coins Discovered In Como, Italy

archeology_and_art Report

Pirates of Zen Pants
Community Member
3 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

On behalf of the Pirate community, may I just say: "Arrrrrrrr"

View More Replies...
View more comments

"I don’t necessarily think art history is an inaccessible entity, but I know that people tend to feel intimidated by things they aren’t experts in. Since art is often, if not always subjective, it feels even more intimidating than a subject with a 'right answer,' like math for example," the art expert shared her thought with Bored Panda some time ago.

#13

Bracelet Of Tutankhamun With Scarab. Gold, Lapiz Lazuli, Carnelian, Turquoise, Quartzite. New Kingdom: 18th Dynasty: Tutankhamun Resent Location: Egyptian Museum

Bracelet Of Tutankhamun With Scarab. Gold, Lapiz Lazuli, Carnelian, Turquoise, Quartzite. New Kingdom: 18th Dynasty: Tutankhamun Resent Location: Egyptian Museum

archeology_and_art Report

#14

1920s Hearse

1920s Hearse

archeology_and_art Report

#15

Hieroglyphic Writing On The Wall Of The Mortuary Temple Of Ramesses III At Medinet Habu On The Western Bank Of Luxor, Egypt, Built Around 1186-1156 Bce

Hieroglyphic Writing On The Wall Of The Mortuary Temple Of Ramesses III At Medinet Habu On The Western Bank Of Luxor, Egypt, Built Around 1186-1156 Bce

archeology_and_art Report

Stephanie Did It
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Up vote for most prepositions in one caption. The picture's cool too.

View More Replies...
View more comments

"I think often that leads to a disconnect between the desire to dive into the subject of art and by relation art history, and the execution of it,” she said.

"Art is something to be enjoyed and shouldn’t be reserved for an exclusive group," the expert noted that she’s an advocate of a more democratic approach to art.

#16

Gate Of All Nations Also Known As Gate Of Xerses At Persepolis, Iran 486-465 Bc

Gate Of All Nations Also Known As Gate Of Xerses At Persepolis, Iran 486-465 Bc

archeology_and_art Report

Pirates of Zen Pants
Community Member
3 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is the same Xerxes who fought the Spartans at the Battle of Thermopylae. Also the guy who was shown wearing pencilled-on eybrows, gold chains, a banana hammock, and not much else in the movie 300.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#17

Carpet-Like Mosaic Located In Hisham's Palace, Built By One Of The Early Muslim Caliphates Between 724 And 743 Ad. In The West Bank City Of Jericho, It Is Made Up Of 38 Panels Depicting Geometric, Floral Designs

Carpet-Like Mosaic Located In Hisham's Palace, Built By One Of The Early Muslim Caliphates Between 724 And 743 Ad. In The West Bank City Of Jericho, It Is Made Up Of 38 Panels Depicting Geometric, Floral Designs

archeology_and_art Report

#18

Prehistoric Rock Carving Of A Whole Bunch Of Deer. Bayankhongor, Mongolia

Prehistoric Rock Carving Of A Whole Bunch Of Deer. Bayankhongor, Mongolia

archeology_and_art Report

Pirates of Zen Pants
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Younger brother: "What's Mom cooking for dinner, Gronk?" Older brother: "I'm gonna go out on a limb and guess deer."

View More Replies...
View more comments

"Art is aesthetics and feelings. If you love something, voice why you love it... if you can’t find the words, that’s ok! Talking about art is really discussing how the art affects your emotional state and what thoughts it provokes," Shelby told us.

#19

Delikkemer Is One Of The Original Roman Hydrology Engineering Works In Anatolia And It Was Built To Meet The Water Needs Of Patara, The Capital Of The Ancient Lycian Region

Delikkemer Is One Of The Original Roman Hydrology Engineering Works In Anatolia And It Was Built To Meet The Water Needs Of Patara, The Capital Of The Ancient Lycian Region

archeology_and_art Report

Stephanie Did It
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You can see how one section sockets into the next. What a huge task to transport water!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#20

1920 C. This Is Perhaps The Most “Liked” Post I Ever Made! So Here It Is Again, Just In Case You Missed It! Bangle Bracelet Of Yellow Gold, Platinum, Diamond, Plique-Jour And Cameo. From Art Nouveau Around The World, Fb

1920 C. This Is Perhaps The Most “Liked” Post I Ever Made! So Here It Is Again, Just In Case You Missed It! Bangle Bracelet Of Yellow Gold, Platinum, Diamond, Plique-Jour And Cameo. From Art Nouveau Around The World, Fb

archeology_and_art Report

Seabeast
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Art Nouveau is not really ancient, though. This would date from between 1890 and 1910.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#21

Lapis Lazuli And Gold Horus Falcon.egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 27

Lapis Lazuli And Gold Horus Falcon.egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 27

archeology_and_art Report

Pirates of Zen Pants
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The craftsmanship here is breathtaking. I went to Egypt 20 years ago, and I was blown away by the ancient art and architecture. Then I went home to my country and saw a whole lot of public buildings that looked like parking garages. It wasn't the same.

View More Replies...
View more comments

"And remember, it is ok to not love everything, believe it or not, certain artworks are meant to be disturbing or disliked. Just don’t be intimidated to speak up because that’s really all we’re doing when we talk about art. We’re voicing opinions."

#22

The Caryatids,erechtheion,acropolis Of Athens

The Caryatids,erechtheion,acropolis Of Athens

archeology_and_art Report

troufaki13
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Each one has a different hairstyle! Also, bring back their sister!!!! She's lonely and they miss her! :)

View More Replies...
View more comments
#23

Azteec Tecpatl Obsidian Knives

Azteec Tecpatl Obsidian Knives

archeology_and_art Report

#24

Jade Plaque With Carved Out Openwork Of Bird Motifs Mounted In A Frame Of Gold Adorned With Rubies, Sapphires And Jade. China, Late Jin Or Early Yuan Dynasty. 13th To 14th Century Ad

Jade Plaque With Carved Out Openwork Of Bird Motifs Mounted In A Frame Of Gold Adorned With Rubies, Sapphires And Jade. China, Late Jin Or Early Yuan Dynasty. 13th To 14th Century Ad

archeology_and_art Report

Though we can infer a lot of information about a culture or a nation by its art and architecture (what they valued, how they thought, what their daily lives were probably like), our guesses aren’t definitive. Digging towards the truth (pun very much intended) is less about Indiana Jones-style adventures and more about cross-checking assumptions, reading a lot of prior research, and learning to embrace failure.

#25

A Viking Era Ring Inscribed With The Words ‘For Allah’, Found In The Grave Of A Woman Who Was Buried 1200 Years Ago In Birka, 25 Km West Of Modern-Day Stockholm. The Ring Constitutes A Unique Material Evidence Of Direct Contact Between The Vikings And The Abbasid Caliphate

A Viking Era Ring Inscribed With The Words ‘For Allah’, Found In The Grave Of A Woman Who Was Buried 1200 Years Ago In Birka, 25 Km West Of Modern-Day Stockholm. The Ring Constitutes A Unique Material Evidence Of Direct Contact Between The Vikings And The Abbasid Caliphate

archeology_and_art Report

The Scout
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

While we see Vikings mainly as a warrior culture, they were also traders, using their seafaring abilities to trade all over the mediterranean and even up to Asia. Their attempt to built lasting trading posts in America in the 10th century were not that successful, though. They managed to get there and even to establish some trading with local indians in Newfoundland, but ultimately failed to keep their settlements going.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#26

Petra-Jordan

Petra-Jordan

archeology_and_art Report

ADHORTATOR
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I' ve been there this summer - it is an incredible place! Jordan is worth the travel for sure.

View More Replies...
View more comments
See Also on Bored Panda
#27

A Roman Road Discovered While Excavating For A New McDonald's In Marino, Italy. They Incorporated A Glass Floor In The Restaurant After Excavations Were Complete

A Roman Road Discovered While Excavating For A New McDonald's In Marino, Italy. They Incorporated A Glass Floor In The Restaurant After Excavations Were Complete

archeology_and_art Report

Stephen Humphries
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Would be lovely eating Big Mac whilst staring at a skeleton below your feet

View More Replies...
View more comments

The folks running the r/AskHistorians subreddit really know their stuff when it comes to history. One of the moderators told Bored Panda that having a healthy dose of skepticism is essential, especially when evaluating historical facts that get posted on social media.

First of all, you have to take a closer look at the source that’s sharing the info. Is it reliable? Can you cross-check the historical ‘facts?’ These are some of the things that you should ask yourself while browsing, well, pretty much anything.

The more important a historical event or period, the more likely it is that someone may try to exploit it to “push a political point in the present day.”

#28

Viking Runestones Of The Swedish Countryside, 1899-1945

Viking Runestones Of The Swedish Countryside, 1899-1945

archeology_and_art Report

Katie Lutesinger
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

No doubt they were the inspiration behind the standing stones in Skyrim. :D

View more comments
#29

The Queen Of The Night (Burney Relief) Fired Clay, Mesopotamia, Old Babylonian Era, 1800-1750 Bce

The Queen Of The Night (Burney Relief) Fired Clay, Mesopotamia, Old Babylonian Era, 1800-1750 Bce

archeology_and_art Report

#30

Colombia. El Peñón De Guatapé Is A Rock Formation Bordering A Lake

Colombia. El Peñón De Guatapé Is A Rock Formation Bordering A Lake

archeology_and_art Report

Fembot
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My knees are creaking in sympathy just looking at this

View More Replies...
View more comments

"There are probably dozens of potential conspiracies surrounding Sumerian agriculture, but that topic isn’t in the public eye in the same way that something like the Second World War or the Roman Empire is," the historian told us.

"Because these events and periods are seen as important for the formation of the modern world, people see it as important that history aligns to their worldview or political leanings—even when it does not—and seek to twist reality in order to achieve this.”

#31

‘A Cluster Of Rats’, A Japanese Netsuke (Small Sculpture) Dated Late 19th Century

‘A Cluster Of Rats’, A Japanese Netsuke (Small Sculpture) Dated Late 19th Century

archeology_and_art Report

Stephanie Did It
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I would love to have a copy! Look at those little red eyes.

View more comments
#32

The Construction Of Metal Clamps That Hold Giant Stone Blocks Together. There Are Structures That Have Stood For Thousands Of Years Are Still Standing

The Construction Of Metal Clamps That Hold Giant Stone Blocks Together. There Are Structures That Have Stood For Thousands Of Years Are Still Standing

archeology_and_art Report

#33

Gold Rings From Anglo-Saxon England, 8th-10th Century Ad

Gold Rings From Anglo-Saxon England, 8th-10th Century Ad

archeology_and_art Report

#34

Temple Of Khnum, Esna, Egypt

Temple Of Khnum, Esna, Egypt

archeology_and_art Report

Mahayana
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My brain cannot comprehend how they could do such majestic things back then! Wow!

View More Replies...
View more comments
#35

The Talisman Of Charlemagne, C. 768-814. Two Large Cabochon Sapphires - One Oval, One Square - Enclose Holy Relics (What Are Supposed To Be A Remnant Of The Holy Cross And A Small Piece Of The Virgin's Hair, Visible Only When Looking Through The Oval Sapphire At The Front Of The Medallion.) The Other Gemstones Are Garnets, Emeralds, And Pearls

The Talisman Of Charlemagne, C. 768-814. Two Large Cabochon Sapphires - One Oval, One Square - Enclose Holy Relics (What Are Supposed To Be A Remnant Of The Holy Cross And A Small Piece Of The Virgin's Hair, Visible Only When Looking Through The Oval Sapphire At The Front Of The Medallion.) The Other Gemstones Are Garnets, Emeralds, And Pearls

archeology_and_art Report

Stephanie Did It
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If you added up all the relics containing "remnants of the true cross" or "hair of the virgin" you could build a house and open a wig store.

View More Replies...
View more comments
See Also on Bored Panda
#37

A Tiny Devil Vitrified In A Prism Of Glass. In The 18th Century, The Imperial Treasury Of Vienna Attested That This Was A Real Demon Which Had Been Trapped In Glass During An Exorcism In Germany A Century Earlier. ⁣from The Kunsthistorisches Museum Collection, Vienna

A Tiny Devil Vitrified In A Prism Of Glass. In The 18th Century, The Imperial Treasury Of Vienna Attested That This Was A Real Demon Which Had Been Trapped In Glass During An Exorcism In Germany A Century Earlier. ⁣from The Kunsthistorisches Museum Collection, Vienna

archeology_and_art Report

#38

Medusa Was A Gorgon Beheaded By A Demigod Named Perseus

Medusa Was A Gorgon Beheaded By A Demigod Named Perseus

archeology_and_art Report

Persephone hates Pomegranate
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love Medusa's story. When I am ready, i'm getting her as a tattoo. It sucks, but I want to get her as a tat so I can help get past the trauma.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#39

The Stone Spheres Of Costa Rica Are An Assortment Of Over 300 Petrospheres Located On The Diquis Delta On Isla Del Cano. They Are Sometimes Also Called The Diquis Stones, After Their Supposed Creators, The Diquis Culture

The Stone Spheres Of Costa Rica Are An Assortment Of Over 300 Petrospheres Located On The Diquis Delta On Isla Del Cano. They Are Sometimes Also Called The Diquis Stones, After Their Supposed Creators, The Diquis Culture

archeology_and_art Report

#41

Roman Mosaic: Reclining Skeleton With The Caption 'Know Thyself', C. 4th Century Ad. Now On Display At The Baths Of Diocletian In Rome, Italy

Roman Mosaic: Reclining Skeleton With The Caption 'Know Thyself', C. 4th Century Ad. Now On Display At The Baths Of Diocletian In Rome, Italy

archeology_and_art Report

#42

Persepolis, Iran

Persepolis, Iran

The ancient city of Persepolis in modern-day Iran was one of four capitals of the sprawling Persian Empire. Built beginning around 520 B.C., the city was a showcase for the empire’s staggering wealth, with grand architecture, extravagant works of silver and gold, and extensive relief sculptures such as this one portraying envoys with offerings for the king.The height of Persian rule lasted from about 550 B.C. until 330 B.C., when Alexander the Great overthrew the ruling Archaemenid dynasty and burned Persepolis to the ground

archeology_and_art Report

J J
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Alexander the great was determined to destroy the Persian empire as they had twice tried (and failed) to conquer Greece.

View more comments
#43

Crown Of Holy Roman Emperor Rudolph I, Craft By Jan Vermeyen Of Antwerp In 1602. From The Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

Crown Of Holy Roman Emperor Rudolph I, Craft By Jan Vermeyen Of Antwerp In 1602. From The Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

archeology_and_art Report

#44

Drinking Horn And Cover With Figures Of Griffin And Mermaid.date: Ca. 1630place Of Origin: Northern Germany, Brnomedium: Bison Horn, Precious Stones, Silver-Gilt

Drinking Horn And Cover With Figures Of Griffin And Mermaid.date: Ca. 1630place Of Origin: Northern Germany, Brnomedium: Bison Horn, Precious Stones, Silver-Gilt

archeology_and_art Report

#45

Gold Buckle Depicting A Xiongnu Horseman, Uncovered In Tajikistan, 2nd-1st Century Bc. Housed At The National Museum Of Antiquities Tajikistan

Gold Buckle Depicting A Xiongnu Horseman, Uncovered In Tajikistan, 2nd-1st Century Bc. Housed At The National Museum Of Antiquities Tajikistan

archeology_and_art Report

#46

Neolithic Pictographs Depicting People With Their Limbs Bent As If They Were Swimming. Date: 10.000 Years Ago. Cave Of The Swimmers, Gilf Kebir Plateau, Egypt

Neolithic Pictographs Depicting People With Their Limbs Bent As If They Were Swimming. Date: 10.000 Years Ago. Cave Of The Swimmers, Gilf Kebir Plateau, Egypt

archeology_and_art Report

See Also on Bored Panda
#47

Our Historical Artifacts Are Our Historical Values

Our Historical Artifacts Are Our Historical Values

archeology_and_art Report

Stephanie Did It
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Somehow the veneration of women flipped over into total mysogyny.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#48

The Great Sphinx Of Gizathe Great Sphinx Of Giza Was Built By The Egyptians Of The Old Kingdom During The Reign Of Khafre (C. 2558–2532 Bc), Whose Face It Probably Represents. It Is One Of The Oldest Known Monumental Sculptures In Egypt And Is Widely Known Worldwide

The Great Sphinx Of Gizathe Great Sphinx Of Giza Was Built By The Egyptians Of The Old Kingdom During The Reign Of Khafre (C. 2558–2532 Bc), Whose Face It Probably Represents. It Is One Of The Oldest Known Monumental Sculptures In Egypt And Is Widely Known Worldwide

archeology_and_art Report

Pirates of Zen Pants
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is an imagining of what the Sphinx looked like before sandstorms eroded its paint and Napoleon's soldiers shot its nose off.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#49

Iron-Age Swords From The Villanovan Culture, 9th-7th Century Bc

Iron-Age Swords From The Villanovan Culture, 9th-7th Century Bc

archeology_and_art Report

Iron Penguin
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Maybe iron age, but given the color of most of them and the shapes of the tangs of the two on the left, I suspect these are made of bronze. Not any less cool for that.

View more comments
#50

Head Trophy, Peru. 400-200 Before Jesus Christ

Head Trophy, Peru. 400-200 Before Jesus Christ

archeology_and_art Report

Chich
Community Member
3 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I didn't know JC took head trophies or that he was so late to the game

View More Replies...
View more comments

Note: this post originally had 130 images. It’s been shortened to the top 50 images based on user votes.