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Griffioen protomen (7e eeuw vC). Archeologisch museum Olympia, Griekenland. Foto: Jan Tijmen Goldschmeding

Griffioen protomen (7e eeuw vC). Archeologisch museum Olympia, Griekenland. Foto: Jan Tijmen Goldschmeding

Gold coin, Greek, minted in Panticapaeum, Crimea, Ukraine. (obverse) Head of Pan. (reverse) Horned griffin with lion’s head, holding lance in mouth; below, ear of barley. (via British Museum)

Gold coin, Greek, minted in Panticapaeum, Crimea, Ukraine. (obverse) Head of Pan. (reverse) Horned griffin with lion’s head, holding lance in mouth; below, ear of barley. (via British Museum)

Islamic Griffin. 11th Century. Pisa Museum, Italy.

Islamic Griffin. 11th Century. Pisa Museum, Italy.

greek pottery gryphon - Google Search

greek pottery gryphon - Google Search

Beautiful griffin statue.

Beautiful griffin statue.

The Griffin on the plaque in the grave probably looked something like the one on this ancient Greek buckle

The Griffin on the plaque in the grave probably looked something like the one on this ancient Greek buckle

Plaque with horned lion-griffins Period: Achaemenid. Date: ca. 6th–4th century B.C. Geography: Iran. Culture: Achaemenid. Medium: Gold.

Plaque with horned lion-griffins Period: Achaemenid. Date: ca. 6th–4th century B.C. Geography: Iran. Culture: Achaemenid. Medium: Gold.

Pazyrxk griffins

Pazyrxk griffins

Fresco uit Pompeï (1e eeuw). Thans in het museo archeologico nazionale in Napels

Fresco uit Pompeï (1e eeuw). Thans in het museo archeologico nazionale in Napels

scythian griffin

scythian griffin

Etruskische oorbel (530-480 voor Chr.) met relatief grote granules (British Museum, Londen).  Article in Dutch about common historic jewelry techniques. Great pictures!

Etruskische oorbel (530-480 voor Chr.) met relatief grote granules (British Museum, Londen). Article in Dutch about common historic jewelry techniques. Great pictures!

Opinicus en mosaïque

Opinicus en mosaïque

Two plaques in the form of griffins intended to decorate weapons - Museum Trogovittsa

Two plaques in the form of griffins intended to decorate weapons - Museum Trogovittsa

Griffioen met jong (onderzijde tussen de voor en achterpoten). Bronzen plaat (630-620 vC), gevonden in Olympia, Griekenland. De afbeelding van een griffioen met en jong is uniek.  Te zien in het Archeologisch museum in Olympia. Foto: Jan Tijmen Goldschmeding

Griffioen met jong (onderzijde tussen de voor en achterpoten). Bronzen plaat (630-620 vC), gevonden in Olympia, Griekenland. De afbeelding van een griffioen met en jong is uniek. Te zien in het Archeologisch museum in Olympia. Foto: Jan Tijmen Goldschmeding

I LOVE Roman houses! It could be cool to have an internal courtyard design with the great room on one long side and an orangerie on the other which can be instead of a greenhouse elsewhere on the property and double as a wedding venue and our outdoor eating area for holidays and events.

I LOVE Roman houses! It could be cool to have an internal courtyard design with the great room on one long side and an orangerie on the other which can be instead of a greenhouse elsewhere on the property and double as a wedding venue and our outdoor eating area for holidays and events.

Komeet van Halley, 1066 (Tapijt van Bayeux)

Komeet van Halley, 1066 (Tapijt van Bayeux)