The Hestia Tapestry

Featured Image: Wool tapestry, first half of 6th Century CE, Egypt. Dimensions: 136.5 cm x 114 cm/53.7in x 44.9in. Location: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington DC (X). Scan from “Documents of Dying Paganism: Textiles of Late Antiquity” by Paul Friedländer, 1945. Photo: Doktor Faustus via Wikimedia Commons (X). Image License: Public Domain in the United…

View Into the Temple of Vesta

Featured Image: View into the temple of Vesta, drawing by Karl Friedrich Schinkel, 1818.      © Photo: Kupferstichkabinett of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz (X)  Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Germany License The annual festival of  Vestalia was celebrated in honor of the goddess Vesta in ancient Rome between the 7th and 15th of…