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Venus on the Waves (detail), 1769, Francois Boucher. J. Paul Getty Museum.

Whale Tales and Sea Monsters

What is worse than a shark? Oh, that’s right. A lot. More»


Fashion Off the 405, Kids’ Edition

Kids have the loudest style, and we love that! More»

Detail of a wall painting in the Residence of the Caid, Kasbah Taourit, Ouarzazate, Morocco

Ksours and Kasbahs

One of Africa’s most important sites of earthen architecture is the focus of an international conservation project. More»

Mummy Portrait of a Boy, about A.D. 150–200, Romano-Egyptian, made in Fayum, Egypt. Encaustic on wood, 8 x 5 1/8 in. The J. Paul Getty Museum, 78.AP.262

Power through Prayer

Can a small gold pendant ward off dark forces? More»


An Intimate View of Tokyo

Four photographers capture an intimate view of the most populous cities in the world: Tokyo. More»

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        On this day in history, a British colonial magistrate in India began using fingerprints as identifiers. It is considered the first official use of nature’s signature.

        Can you find the painter’s accidental fingerprint on this Classical Athenian mug fragment? Click through for a close up!

        Are you kidding me, Getty? This post is about the fingerprint on this mug? How about WHAT THE F**K IS THIS GUY DOING?

        Good point. We asked our antiquities expert and here’s what he said!


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