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German archaeologists have uncovered the beautifully preserved horse’s head from a Roman equestrian statue. The life-size statue is gold-plated bronze, and they also found the foot of the rider, thought to be Augustus. “This bronze sculpture counts among the best pieces to have ever been found from the area of the former Roman empire,” said Eva Kuehne-Hoermann, Hesse’s minister for science, at the unveiling of the head in Frankfurt. “Nowhere else is there a finding of this form or quality.”

German archaeologists have uncovered the preserved horse’s head from a Roman equestrian statue. The life-size statue is gold-plated bronze, and they also found the foot of the rider, thought to be Augustus

A well-preserved mummy identified as a government official from the Qing Dynasty (1644–1912)—China’s last imperial dynasty before the creation of the Republic of China—has been unearthed from a construction site in Xiangcheng City in central China’s Henan Province.

A well-preserved mummy identified as a government official from the Qing Dynasty last imperial dynasty before the creation of the Republic of China—has been unearthed from a construction site in Xiangcheng City in central China’s Henan Province.

Diablo mask Pastorela dance, Guanajuato 11 inches, painted wood, plant fiber A classic looking Diablo with two snakes. Almost as common are frogs and lizards

Diablo mask Pastorela dance, Guanajuato 11 inches, painted wood, plant fiber A classic looking Diablo with two snakes. Almost as common are frogs and lizards

Ellora Verul Caves, Maharashtra, India

The Ajanta Caves Aurangabad district of Maharashtra, India are 29 rock-cut cave monuments which date from the century BC. The caves include paintings and sculptures considered to be masterpieces of both Buddhist religious art (which depict the Jataka t

Star map. Ink rubbing of a stele at the Confucian Temple, Suzhou, Jiangsu province. Southern Song dynasty, Chunyou reign, dated 1247

Taoism and the Arts of China - Star Chart Ink rubbing of a stele at the Confucian Temple, Suzhou, Jiangsu province Southern Song dynasty, Chunyou reign, dated 1247

Bourne and Shepherd, Kha Yone Cave near Moulmein, Burma, 1872

Artist: Bourne and Shepherd Artist Bio: Indian photography studio, established 1866 Creation Date: 1872 Process: albumen print Credit Line: Gift of the Catherine and Ralph Benkaim Collection Accession Number: