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Showing posts from February, 2011

Alexander the Great at Istanbul Museum

Statue of Alexander the Great from ancient city Magnesia on the Sipylos, modern Manisa in Turkey, now in the Istanbul Archeological Museum. The statue was accompanied by an inscription that stated: "Menas of Pergamon, son of Alias, made [it]." Dated mid-third century BCE.

Fresco Christ Pantocrator at Cappadocia

Fresco art, Christ Pantocrator inside hidden cave church of Cappadocia, Göreme Open Air Museum, UNESCO World Heritage Site in Turkey. The iconic image of Christ Pantocrator was one of the first images of Christ developed in the Early Christian Church and remains a central icon of the Eastern Orthodox Church.

Roman Glass Work: Genie in a Bottle

The history of creating glass can be traced back to 3500 BCE in Mesopotamia. Roman glass objects have been recovered across the Roman Empire in domestic, industrial and funerary contexts.