The Battle of Salamis, being watched by Xerxes, King of the Persians (whose forces were to be defeated). Original artwork for illustration on of the World of Wonder Book Lent for scanning by The Gallery of Illustration.
The Battle of Salamis - In 480 BC, the Greek city-states banded together to defend themselves against an invading Persian fleet under Xerxes I. Learn how the history of Western civilization might have been completely different.
Mosaic with cargo ships arriving in port; the ship's boat transports people and goods, while a lighthouse maintenance worker tends to the light, all above a sea populated by dolphins and fish - from the domus at Diotallevi Palazzo, Rimini, Italy