A bull, ram, and boar are lured towards a sacrificial altar - which is adorned with fruit and attended by two boys - in this 2nd-3rd century CE mosaic from a Roman villa on the island of Kefalonia, Greece. The inscription specifies which gods protect the home and their requisite rituals.
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Mosaic of a Roman servant carrying a piglet slain in a rustic animal hunt, from the House of Fountains at Conímbriga, Portugal, 193-235 CE. The aristocratic estate is named for the 500 water jets installed on its grounds. Later restoration smoothed the pavement, but obscured the man's left arm.
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Some young boys swimming in the Bosphorus. In the back, you can see Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque.
Dejima, a Dutch trading post located in Nagasaki, Japan from 1641 to 1854. Depicted here by a Dutch artist. Another depiction by a Japanese artist in the comments.
Last nights thunder & lightning over Douglas harbour on the Isle of Man. Stunning photo by Chris Watson Photography.
A few city blocks, taken from the Tokyo Skytree in November 2018. It really looks like a miniature from this angle.
Wall-plaster decoration from the Roman hillside bathing complex at Baiae, Italy, in a room equipped with hypocaust heating and ventilation cavities. Top left: a running cupid framed by a vegetal pillar, candelabrum and false masonry. Bottom: dolphin. Right: a cupid from the ceiling. 150-170 CE. [OC]
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