Two for the price of one ! || Ian Mears

Gold body chain from the Hoxne Treaure, buried in the 5th century AD. Found at Hoxne, Suffolk, UK in 1992.
The Hoxne (pronounced ‘Hoxon’) hoard is a rich find of treasure from Roman Britain. Alongside approximately 15,000 coins were many other precious objects, buried for safety at a time when Britain was passing out of Roman control. The body-chain is a type of ornament which had a long history and can be seen in representations in both Hellenistic and Roman art but actual examples are extremely rare. The chains passed over the shoulders and under the arms of the wearer, with a decorative focus where they join on the chest and the back. This example is very small and could only have been worn by a slender, perhaps very young, woman. The 2 plaques where the chains join comprise a gold coin of Emperor Gratian (AD 367-383) in a decorative mount, and an oval setting for 9 gems, a central amethyst, 4 garnets, and 4 empty round settings which probably contained pearls, now completely decayed. Photo Credit: Clio Ancient Art and Antiquities


Excavation of the Sphinx, circa 1850

Waterfall amidst a mountain covered in ash after a volcano eruption.
Taken in Iceland. One of the most unique landscape photos I’ve ever seen.

Ófærufoss - wide view, some fog by Martin Ystenes

Kerroc’h and Roll II by Emmanuel Lemée


Spanish is a beautiful language. You don’t say “I love you” in Spanish, you say “yo quiero comer culo” which translates to “you are the light of my life” which I think is one of the most beautiful things to say to someone



Yosemite, CA (Aug. 19, 2014)