Portraits in the Mission district of San Francisco in the 1970s by Joe Ramos. Check out more here.
"Snake Eyes 35"
Copyright John Gossage
(via @michaelmuseums: “The moment of discovery of Boy Wonder at Delphi July 1 1893 #Antinous #Hadrian My all time favourite archaeology pic”)
"The Delphi Antinous was found in July 1893 during the excavations done by the archaeologist Théophile Homolle and the École Française d’Athènes, close the temple of Apollo, and it was discovered still standing upright as seen in this photo taken as the statue was being unearthed.
The statue, lovingly polished for centuries, was, in some Barbarian incursion, toppled over, loosing both arms, Afterwards, however, it was gently raised and re-erected without its arms in another chapel further up the sacred way.
Sometime later, some followers of Antinous lovingly buried the statue, standing upright, to preserve it from being completely destroyed by Christian iconoclasts, after Theodosius I in 380 declared Christianity the only legitimate imperial religion and fostered the destruction of the Temple of Apollo of Delphi.
The site was completely destroyed by zealous Christians in an attempt to remove all traces of Paganism — and of the Religion of Antinous, the last of the Classical Gods…”
— from here