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The remains of the Roman gravestone to Marcus Aurelius Lucius
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Marcus Aurelius Lucius Roman Gravestone

For a far flung part of the ancient empire, Britain is fortunate to have many Roman remains….

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Picton Monument frieze wide angle image
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Frieze from the first Picton Monument

Lieutenant general Thomas Picton was apparently, to put it mildly, not a very nice person. Even by…

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Millstone at Avoncroft Museum

On a trip to the excellent Avoncroft outdoor museum, near Bromsgrove in western England, I came across…

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The head of the Olympian Goddess
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Head of Olympian Goddess

Sometimes it seems that modern sculptures based on the ancient Greek style are ubiquitous. So it’s not…

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Large Podium Frieze
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Large podium frieze

The Nereid Monument is an ancient tomb from what is now south-west Turkey. According to Wikipedia it…

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Roman sculpture of Sokrates
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Face of Sokrates

Born in 470 BC, Sokrates (a.k.a. Socrates) was a Greek philosopher who is credited as founding Western…

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The North Frieze Parthenon Marble
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North Frieze Elgin Marble

This is a basic 3D scan of one of the north frieze Parthenon Marbles at the British…

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The West Frieze Parthenon Marble
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West Frieze Elgin Marble

This is a basic 3D scan of one of the west frieze Parthenon Marbles at the British…

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Alexander the Great at the British Museum
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Portrait of Alexander the Great

Alexander III of Macedon was an ancient Greek king who came to his throne in 336 BC,…

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Winchester Westgate Museum gargoyle
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Winchester Westgate Museum gargoyle

There are a number of gargoyles (according to Wikipedia, a carved grotesque form intended to route water…

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