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Choose from 103 pictures in our Excavation collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Photos, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

Fleet-Street, deepening the sewer, 1845. Creator: Unknown Featured Print

Fleet-Street, deepening the sewer, 1845. Creator: Unknown

Fleet-Street, deepening the sewer, 1845. Workers improving the underground waste system in London, with Temple Bar in the distance. ...the difficulty of keeping open the traffic, so as not to extinguish the "very animated appearance" of Fleet-street, is a work of much difficulty. The cost of the present undertaking, contracted for by Messrs. Ward and Son, of Aldersgate- street, is £2000...There do not appear to be published data from which the total extent of the metropolitan Sewers can be ascertained. The Holbom and Finsbury divisions contain eighty three miles. In addition to these, there are sixteen miles of smaller Sewers, to carry off the surface-water from the streets and roads, and two hundred and fifty-four miles of drains leading from houses to the main Sewers'. From "Illustrated London News", 1845, Vol VII

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Two artificially deformed skulls in a burial urn from a looted cemetery Featured Print

Two artificially deformed skulls in a burial urn from a looted cemetery

Two artificially deformed skulls in a burial urn from a looted cemetery. Skull deformation was common practice in Pre-Columbian Peru and was produced by tight binding of wooden boards to an infant's soft skull. Whether for aesthetic or religious purposes, it does not seem to have caused any physical problems. The skull on the right has a hole between the eyes. It is uncertain whether that was caused post-mortem or whether it could be a sign of sacrifice. Country of Origin: Peru. Culture: Nazca. Period Date: 100 - 1400 AD, Middle Horizon and Late Intermediate period. Place of origin: South Peru. Credit Line: NJ Saunders

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Artemis as the Lady of Ephesus Featured Print

Artemis as the Lady of Ephesus

Artemis as the Lady of Ephesus'. A marble statue showing Artemis as the mother goddess of fertility, adorned with lions, panthers and deer. Originally thought to be breasts or bull's testes, the spherical protuberances are regarded as representations of tear-shaped amber beads that decorated her original wooden cult figure. At Ephesus, and across Asia Minor, Artemis was associated with the pre-Greek goddess Cybele, a primordial mother-fertility deity. In Greek mythology, Artemis was the virgin goddess of the hunt, of wild forests and of fertility. She was the daughter of Zeus and Leto. During Roman times, she was identified with Diana, the Roman goddess of hunting. Country of Origin: Turkey. Culture: Ancient Greek. Date/Period: 2nd C AD. Place of Origin: Ephesus, Asia Minor. Credit: Werner Forman Archive/ NJ Saunders, Archaeological Museum Ephesus

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