ANCIENT ART.  Ancient Greek painting, Achilles and Penthesella on the Plain of Troy, with Athena, Aphrodite and Eros.

ANCIENT ART. Ancient Greek painting, Achilles and Penthesella on the Plain of Troy, with Athena, Aphrodite and Eros.

Ancient Precolumbian double-headed sculpture, found in the area surrounding the Gulf Coast of Mexico

Ancient Precolumbian double-headed sculpture, found in the area surrounding the Gulf Coast of Mexico

Cave paintings are absolutely fascinating. This one is just gorgeous. Humans have always had a streak of artistic talent.                                                                                                                                                      More

Primitive And Descriptive Cave Paintings

Cave paintings are absolutely fascinating. This one is just gorgeous. Humans have always had a streak of artistic talent. More

Prehistoric cave painting- 35,000 years ago.  -Animals were important for very basic reasons in this time period. They were used for food, clothes, tools, and most interactions between them and humans remained primal.  -Depicted as flat, basic earth tones, usually through daily life scenes, such as the hunters above.

The Altamira cave paintings

Prehistoric cave painting- 35,000 years ago. -Animals were important for very basic reasons in this time period. They were used for food, clothes, tools, and most interactions between them and humans remained primal. -Depicted as flat, basic earth tones, usually through daily life scenes, such as the hunters above.

Mesopotamian Lapis Amulet in the shape of a Frog New York | Amulets    Date:  > 3500 BC, 3500 BC - 2500 BC Culture:  Mesopotamian Category:  Amulets, Animals Medium:  Stone   ...

Mesopotamian Lapis Amulet in the shape of a Frog New York | Amulets Date: > 3500 BC, 3500 BC - 2500 BC Culture: Mesopotamian Category: Amulets, Animals Medium: Stone ...

Ancient Greek mosaic recently uncovered in Zeugma, Turkey, 2000 years old.

Ancient Greek mosaic recently uncovered in Zeugma, Turkey, 2000 years old.

Statue of an ancient Mayan warrior in a jungle setting in Mexico’s Riviera Maya region. © David A. Kamm

Statue of an Ancient Mayan Warrior (Riviera Maya, Mexico)

Statue of an ancient Mayan warrior in a jungle setting in Mexico’s Riviera Maya region. © David A. Kamm

Flora Picking Flowers by the Sea. Fresco found in the ruins of Pompeii, Italy.

Flora Picking Flowers by the Sea. Fresco found in the ruins of Pompeii, Italy.

Minoan art: Ancient Greece <- this is so modern and gorgeous! Hard to believe it is ancient. Just beautiful.

Minoan art: Ancient Greece <- this is so modern and gorgeous! Hard to believe it is ancient. Just beautiful.

Human-headed winged bull (lamassu) [Excavated at Nimrud (ancient Kalhu), northern Mesopotamia] (32.143.2)

Human-headed winged bull (lamassu) [Excavated at Nimrud (ancient Kalhu), northern Mesopotamia] (32.143.2)

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