An extraordinary artefact recently discovered among a cache of burial treasures at the 3,500 year old tomb of a Bronze Age warrior in southwest Greece: the Pylos Combat Agate – a carved sealstone less than 4cm wide featuring an astonishingly detailed depiction of two fighters clashing over the slain body of a third.
Professor Jack Davis of the University of Cincinnati (whose researchers originally unearthed the tomb) sez of it:
What is fascinating is that the representation of the human body is at a level of detail and musculature that one doesn’t find again until the classical period of Greek art 1,000 years later.
Conceived as a direct competitor to Ferrari, the Pegaso was the fastest roadster of its day, with a top speed of 150mph. One of only 84 cars (each with its own unique coachwork) created between 1951 and 1958, this fully restored Concours champion (with coachwork by Saoutchik of Paris) can be yours for a mere €620,000+.
A 1978 V8 Aston Martin Vantage: sold that year to a customer in British Columbia, later bought by an avid collector and upgraded in 2005 from its original 5.4l (170mph) engine configuration to a 6.0l, 500bhp powerplant.
Rennaissance era cutlery inscribed with musical notion and lyrics: on one side a benediction before eating and on the other, a post-prandial grace. The second image (above) has the following inscriptions:
“The blessing of the table. May the three-in-one bless that which we are about to eat.” And the other side reads: “The saying of grace. We give thanks to you God for your generosity.”
A meticulously researched map of the 250,000 mile Roman road system (created from 300BC and stretching from Iraq and North Africa to Spain and Britain) presented insubway schematic form by geographer Sasha Trubetskoy