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Male Head Cypriot 5th Century BC The male head from Athienou, near the important Phoenician town of Golgoi, probably depicts a priest of the Aphrodite cult, as witness his rich and brightly colored crown of laurel leaves and berries intertwined with pomegranate buds. The sharp lines of the face, the large almond-shaped eyes and the smiling mouth place the head in the classical-Cypriot style of the 5th century B.C Source: Museo di Scultura Antica Giovanni Barracco

Roman Emperor Nero's legendary rotating dining room uncovered by archaeologists

And the price for the most idiotic beard goes to.... (pamdapadam): the infamous Emperor Nero. Who is mostly known for his cruelties (something with his disliking Christians and a lot of fire), but his beard is fierce!

Etruscan art, faun.||| The Etruscans are overlooked by many, when they were the ones who provided us many technological ques we use today, that we mistakenly think the Romans gave us alternatively.

9,000-year-old limestone mask from the Judean desert, among the earliest sculptural types to survive from the ancient Near East.

Anthropoid sarcophagus; portrait of a bearded man. 5th-4th BCE. From the royal necropolis in Sidon, Lebanon. Phoenician culture Louvre Museum