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By Clinton Richardson

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

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

Ancient rulers discovered the ability cash needed to form impressions and effect their topics and buying and selling companions. With conscientiously chosen photos, they used their cash to express messages of energy and gear, to rejoice accomplishments and ideology and, occasionally, to lie to. In so doing, they left an everlasting checklist of pictures that permit 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 prior, one illuminated by means of the hand stamped cash historic rulers issued. the pictures on those cash say anything 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 special, first-person glimpses into the lives and instances of the rulers who produced them.

The global published on those historical selfies is the area of Alexander the good, Aristotle, Hannibal, Homer, Spartacus, Julius Caesar, Cicero, Brutus, Marc Antony and Cleopatra. it's a international of Romans, Greeks, Egyptians, Celts and Persians that sophisticated artwork and literature and outfitted the institutional foundations that help our twenty first century lifestyle. however it used to be additionally an international of actual difficulty the place even the rich lived with out conveniences we take for granted.

Visit this attention-grabbing and demanding a part of our earlier. event it in a brand new method. Spend time with the cash our ancestors left at the back of and consider their international as they observed it.

150+ pictures comprise a hundred twenty five+ photos of old cash | 560 BC to twenty BC.

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