Vintage & Astrolabe – Ancient instrument for locating and predicting the positions of the Sun, Moon, planets, and stars. The earliest astrolabe was created 150 B. Was an indispensable tool of astronomers, navigators and astrologers. on imgfave
*POMPEII, ITALY ~ lionofchaeronea: During the sack of Troy, Ajax son of Oileus (aka Ajax the Lesser) seizes Cassandra, who clings to a cult statue of Athena for protection. Fresco from the House of Menander, Pompeii.
Atlas maior cum generales omnium totius orbis regnorum, Reiner Ottens, Amsterdam, the constellations are represented by figures from Classical antiquity. (Ordering the Heavens: A Visual History of Mapping the Universe
Ancient Ruins From The City of Troy. Troy was a city in northwest Anatolia in what is now Turkey. It is best known for being the setting of the Trojan War described in the Iliad, one of the two epic poems attributed to Homer. This war revealed military st