|Antony grew progressively closer to Cleopatra while Octavian worked to restore Italy. In 33 BC, the Second Triumvirate ended, leaving Antony without any legal authority. Octavian then began a campaign against Antony, declaring war against Cleopatra.|
Monday, 31 December 2018
Sunday, 30 December 2018
|Two Roman statues were discovered after a Beit She’an resident took a stroll north of the ancient tell. A woman noticed the top of a head of one of the statues while walking around the ancient Biblical site, known in Roman times as Scythopolis. The resident and her husband alerted the authorities, which quickly arrived at the site and uncovered the statues. |
Saturday, 29 December 2018
Friday, 28 December 2018
|A Greek bronze Corinthian Helmet. Archaic Period. Circa 7th Century B.C. $106,250
||A Greek Illyrian helmet. circa 550-500 B.C. $27,500|
|A Greek bronze helmet. Corinthian type. Circa 2nd half of 6th century B.C. USD 205k.|
Greek hoplite helmet. Macedonian 3rd century BC.
Thursday, 27 December 2018
|The 1914-S Lincoln cent. Over 4 million minted. What makes this coin extremely valuable is condition. $105,800 in 2016. |
1944-D Lincoln Penny on a Zinc-Coated Steel Planchet. Over 430 million were struck. $115,000 in 2006.
|1909-S VDB Lincoln Penny. $117,500 in 2014.|
1872 Indian Head Penny. $126,500 in August 2007.
|1877 Indian Head Penny. $149,500 in August 2007.|
1914-D Lincoln Penny. $152,750 in 2017. An uncirculated example in its original mint state makes this coin extremely rare.
|1864 Indian Head Penny–"L" on Ribbon. $161,000 in 2011.|
1943 Lincoln Cent Struck on Bronze Alloy. $164,500 in 2013.
|1856 Flying Eagle Cent. $172,500 in 2004|
1909 VDB Matte Proof Lincoln Penny. $258,500 in 2014
|1943-S Lincoln Cent Struck on Bronze. $282,000 in 2016.|
1944-S Lincoln Steel Penny. $373,750 in 2008.
Wednesday, 26 December 2018
|Africa's ancient trees of life are being killed by climate change. Researches found that nine of the oldest 13 baobab trees and five of the six biggest ones have partially or completely died in the past 12 years. The baobab tree is revered in Africa. Medicinal compounds are extracted from its leaves, while the fruit -rich in vitamin C -- is used for nourishment and the seeds yield oil.|
Three trees that were older than 2,000 years have all died in the past decade.
Tuesday, 25 December 2018
|Retrieved from Nimrud in modern-day Iraq in the mid-19th century. Standing more than seven feet high, this proud figure was once part of an elaborate decorative scheme that covered the walls of the Northwest Palace at Nimrud, which was constructed some 3,000 years ago.|
An Assyrian gypsum relief of a Winged Genius. Reign of Ashurnasirpal II, circa 883-859 BC.
|The Assyrian relief sold for $30,968,750.|
|'He was the king of kings.'||The stone’s surface is covered in ‘Standard Inscription’, a cuneiform incantation that recalls Ashurnasirpal: ‘Fierce monarch, merciless hero, the word of whose mouth destroys mountains and seas…’|
Monday, 24 December 2018
|The Japanese fleet lost an estimated 10 warships, over 30 supply vessels, 275 aircraft, light cruisers, and destroyers, and an estimated 4,500 military personnel during the two-day strike.|
|Forewarned by intelligence a week before the US raid, the Japanese had withdrawn their larger warships (heavy cruisers and aircraft carriers) to Palau.|
Sunday, 23 December 2018
|Archaeologists have unearthed the petrified remains of a harnessed horse and saddle in the stable of a villa in Pompeii. It's thought the villa belonged to a high-ranking military officer. The remains of other horses were also found.|
|The villa's terraces had views of the Bay of Naples and Capri island. The area was previously excavated, during the early 1900s, but later re-buried. It's thought suffocating volcanic ash or boiling vapors killed the horses.|