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Traveling the Silk Road—By Database

Map of historic Silk Road trade routes
Map of historic Silk Road trade routes, which once stretched from Syria and Russia to eastern China. Design: Clyde Crossan

Browse sites on the Silk Road through this free Getty database. More»

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Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names Released as Linked Open Data

Linked Open Data / Ellora Caves in India

Vast database of geographic places is now available for free download. More»

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      ancientpeoples:

      Gold snake bracelet, worn on the wrist

      Romano-Egyptian, 3rd - 2nd century B.C. 

      Source: The J. Paul Getty Museum

      In the Hellenistic period, gold made available by new territorial conquests flooded the Greek world. 

      Combined with social and economic changes that created a wealthy clientele with a taste for luxury, this availability led to an immense outpouring of gold jewelry to meet the demand.

      Here’s a closer view of the detailing of the cross-hatching.

      05/05/16

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