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The ruins of one of the houses in the wealthy district of Machu Picchu in a photo taken in 1912. Much of the site was covered in brush and overgrowth when Bingham found it, but ongoing efforts are being made to restore some of the structures. #tbt

The ruins of one of the houses in the wealthy district of Machu Picchu in a photo taken in 1912. Much of the site was covered in brush and overgrowth when Bingham found it, but ongoing efforts are being made to restore some of the structures. #tbt

Αcropolis Athens 1890

Αcropolis Athens 1890

Thales of Miletus was a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher from Miletus in Asia Minor, and one of the Seven Sages of Greece. Many, most notably Aristotle, regard him as the first philosopher in the Greek tradition.

Thales of Miletus was a pre-Socratic Greek philosopher from Miletus in Asia Minor, and one of the Seven Sages of Greece. Many, most notably Aristotle, regard him as the first philosopher in the Greek tradition.

The Nike of Samothrace is one of the defining pieces of the Hellenistic era.Originally it stood within the sculptural setting of a ship's prow,a pool of water and boulders.What makes her unique is a tour-de-force of dramatic action.She seems to be in the act of alighting-just "touched down,"her wings still unfurled,but we can see that slight wrenching movement in her hips which characterizes the body when landing.The skill of the artist can be seen in the clinging nature of her sheer…

The Nike of Samothrace is one of the defining pieces of the Hellenistic era.Originally it stood within the sculptural setting of a ship's prow,a pool of water and boulders.What makes her unique is a tour-de-force of dramatic action.She seems to be in the act of alighting-just "touched down,"her wings still unfurled,but we can see that slight wrenching movement in her hips which characterizes the body when landing.The skill of the artist can be seen in the clinging nature of her sheer…