Ancient Selfies: History Revealed Through the World's First by Clinton Richardson

By Clinton Richardson

See the selfies of an important humans of antiquity! adventure their international during the photographs they commissioned for his or her coins.

Ancient Selfies celebrates a special source that few humans recognize a lot approximately - historical cash. Hand stamped from dies engraved via artisans greater than 2,000 years in the past, those historical paintings miniatures changed barter and have become the world's first social media.

Ancient rulers learned the ability cash needed to form impressions and impression their matters and buying and selling companions. With rigorously chosen photos, they used their cash to exhibit messages of power and tool, to have a good time accomplishments and ideology and, occasionally, to misinform. In so doing, they left an everlasting list of pictures that allow us see the traditional international because the ancients themselves observed it.

This ebook invitations you to hitch the writer on a private trip to the far away earlier, one illuminated through the hand stamped cash historical rulers issued. the pictures on those cash say whatever direct approximately who our ancestors have been, how they acted, and what they did to form the realm we are living in. Like modern-day selfies, they supply certain, first-person glimpses into the lives and occasions of the rulers who produced them.

The international published on those historical selfies is the realm of Alexander the nice, Aristotle, Hannibal, Homer, Spartacus, Julius Caesar, Cicero, Brutus, Marc Antony and Cleopatra. it's a international of Romans, Greeks, Egyptians, Celts and Persians that subtle artwork and literature and outfitted the institutional foundations that aid our twenty first century lifestyle. however it used to be additionally an international of actual difficulty the place even the rich lived with no conveniences we take for granted.

Visit this interesting and critical a part of our prior. event it in a brand new approach. Spend time with the cash our ancestors left at the back of and think of their international as they observed it.

150+ photos contain a hundred twenty five+ photos of historical cash | 560 BC to twenty BC.

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