The Roman emperor Tiberius, who ruled from A.D. 14 to 37, has something of a reputation for wanting to get away from it all. In 6 B.C., he stepped out of the political and military arena and settled for seven… More»
It’s World Turtle Day! ‘Nuff said.
- Pendant bell: turtle, A.D. 800-1200, Pre-Columbian. Gold. Dallas Museum of Art
- Turtle Group, early 19th century, Kano Tomokazu. Wood with inlays. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, lacma
- The Entry of the Animals into Noah’s Ark, 1613, Jan Brueghel the Elder. The J. Paul Getty Museum