Early Images of the Classical World: Daguerreotypes of the Monumental Journey

Olympieion, Athens, Viewed from the East, 1842. Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey. Source: Metropolitan Museum of Art/Qatar Museum Collections (IM.314)

In the 1840s, Joseph-Philibert Girault de Prangey, a French photographer and architectural historian, took thousands of photographic images of monuments of Greece, Italy, Egypt, and other countries during a three-year long trip around the Mediterranean. The daguerrotypes he produced are the oldest known surviving photos of these locations.

If Iron Man Was an Archaeologist…

…he would wear a suit like this:

Archaeologist Theotokis Theodoulou testing the Exosuit.
Archaeologist Theotokis Theodoulou testing the Exosuit. Image from ABlogtoWatch.com

That’s Greek archaeologist Theotokis Theodoulou testing out a new underwater suit that will allow him to work on underwater archaeological sites for extended periods without worrying about the bends.

It’s like a personal submarine that you wear.

They gave it to an archaeologist.

And he’s looking for the missing parts of the Antikythera Mechanism.

The Antikythera Mechanism. Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported by Marsyas.