The beauty of ancient Greece - 330-300 BCE Thrace. Photo: Bronze Portrait of Seuthes III found in a stone-lined pit in front of the entrance to his royal tomb in Bulgaria. The Ruler of the most powerful Thracian tribe, the Odris. Unearthed in 2004.
The Catacombs in Alexandria are so called because the design was very similar to the Christian Catacombs in Rome. Most likely it was a private tomb, later converted to a public cemetery. It consists of 3 levels cut into the rock, a staircase, a rotunda, the triclinium or banquette hall, a vestibule, an antechamber and the burial chamber with three recesses in it; in each recess there is a sarcophagus. The Catacombs also contain a large number of Luculi or grooves cut in the rock.
This gold myrtle wreath with some 80 leaves and 112 flowers is amongst the most precious objects found 1977 in the antechamber of a tomb at Vergina generally thought to be Philipp II’s, the father of Alexander the Great. However, like most artefacts found at this place, it is dated to around 310 BC, a generation after Philipp’s assassination. It is known as Meda’s Wreath, from his wife, the Thracian princess Meda. Photograph by the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford,
The Macedonian queen's wreath from the Ashmolean Museum's Alexander the Great exhibition. This golden diadem, more than 2,300 years old, was Catherine's inspiration for Jack's coronation crown and the crown of myrtle leaves and flowers worn by the Queen of Annwn.