sexta-feira, agosto 29, 2003
Highlights of the British Museum
The Rosetta Stone; Ptolemaic Period, 196 BC (Valuable key to the decipherment of hieroglyphs) / Achilles killing the Amazon Queen Penthesilea; Greek, about 540-530 BC.
Nereid Monument; Lykian, about 390-380 BC. / Limestone statue of a husband and wife; From Egypt 18th or 19th Dynasty, around 1300 BC.
Colossal winged bull from the Palace of Sargon II; Khorsabad, northern Iraq Neo-Assyrian, about 710-705 BC. / The Portland Vase, Perhaps from Rome, Italy, about AD 5-25; (The most famous cameo-glass vessel from antiquity).
posted by Luís Miguel Dias sexta-feira, agosto 29, 2003