Trajan's column, is a Roman triumphal column that commemorates Roman emperor Trajan's victory in the Dacian Wars. It is considered to be the masterpiece of Roman sculptural art. It was dedicated to Trajan by Hadrian. (isn't it gorgeous? I could live in Rome)
Textured Belgian linen shades restoration hardware
In this visualization, the most influential gods and goddesses are illustrated in great detail. The chart displays Mt. Olympus which is one of the most important places in classic mythology. The impact that the gender roles have in mythology are discussed. According to this depiction, some of the beliefs and practices in many modern day religions derived from classic mythology.
An intriguing cabochon of Rainbow Moonstone, from India. Cut from hard-to-find rough, Romans named it so because they thought it was made of moonlight. It's actually orthoclase, like its closest relative, labradorite.