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Etchings of Roman Antiquities

The etchings by Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778) with motifs from ancient Rome ranging from urban layouts to decorative elements, especially monuments, buildings and urban sites that no longer exist, can serve as an excellent information for archaeo…

Grave goods: "Įkapės"

The term ‘grave goods’ embraces all kinds of objects found in tombs and necropolises: weapons, jewels, tools, pottery, food. This practice dates back since prehistoric times. Funerary equipment helps in interpretting habits and traditions of ancient popul…

Archaeologists, explorers, researchers and painters

This gallery is composed of several portraits of famous archaeologists and personalities which contributed with their work and their skills to achieve and consolidate new knowledge about the history of the past.

Ancient boats and navigation

Marine archaeology studies the human interaction with oceans, seas, lakes and rivers. Boats were used since ancient times as means of transport for men and goods and for war purposes.

Art Nouveau in Danube Region

Art Nouveau movement spread to the Danube region from the Western European countries at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries. Decorations and technical advances in architecture, interior, and graphic design, scenography, music, and fashion are admired …

Textiles in the pre-Columbian Peru

Textiles were naturally used for clothing as well as for decorating the walls of some houses but were, above all, a valuable commodity. Considered important assets, signs of financial affluence, they were greatly prized as gifts in diplomatic exchange and…

Archaeological Tools and Equipment

Archaeologists use various tools: from trowels to wheelbarrows to even toothbrushes. The excavations need to be also documented: traditional methods include diaries, sketches & photos. While tacheometers, georadars, laserscanners can be used to detect…

Jewellery and personal adornment

Variety of styles, material & periods. The creation and use of jewellery or types of personal adornment has been a part of human expression since prehistoric times. It has been used to express wealth, status or to function as an amulet or a gift t…

Obelisks in the world

A gallery of obelisks composed of drawings and pictures of these enigmatic monuments connected to ancient Egypt. These were realised by painters and drawers in the last centuries and are preserved in prestigious European institutions.

Stormy weather

Explore this gallery of paintings and photographs of stormy skies and tempestous weather. Curated by Europeana Common Culture partners


Cumulonimbus, cirrus or stratus... Discover paintings and photographs of clouds in this gallery. Curated by Europeana Common Culture partners

Foggy weather

Explore this gallery of paintings and photographs of foggy weather, over seas, mountains and other landscapes. Curated by Europeana Common Culture partners

Sunny weather

Explore this gallery of paintings and photographs of sunshine and sunny days. Curated by Europeana Common Culture partners

Rainy weather

Explore these paintings and photographs of rainy days from places across Europe and the world. Curated by Europeana Common Culture partners

Banquets, booze and beats - celebrating in antiquity

Even in antiquity, great celebrations always included music and alcohol and were big social events. Check out these artifacts showing what entertainment looked like in ancient times!


Lithic tools were integral to Neolithic societies. Flint was used for everyday tools, with some having ceremonial value. The development of stronger bronze and iron tools changed agriculture and society. This gallery shows axeheads in stone, bronze and ir…

Rice cultivation in China

Did you know that China produces almost a third of the world’s rice? As different types of rice crops are planted and harvested throughout the year, cultivating rice is a continuous and labour intensive job. This gallery was curated by the PAGODE project

Roman Metal in the Low Countries

The Roman presence in the Netherlands (12 BC - 450 AD), as seen through remarkable metal finds. PAN and DANS worked together to create international accessibility to the collections for heritage purposes, academic research, museums and members of the gene…


On the 2nd of October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, we celebrate the International day of Non-violence. Gandhi, through his nonviolent resistance, became a universal symbol for creating change through peaceful activism. Gallery curated by Europeana XX …

Archaeological sites and artefacts from southeastern Romania

Filled with diverse archaeological traces, southeastern Romania is an exciting area to explore, on ground level or from an aerial perspective. The pictures cover a period of over 8,000 years of anthropic activities that have continuously shaped the landsc…