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    Default The Yale University Open Access image library.

    I dont know if this has been posted before but its a great resource. Yale uni has decided to open up loads of its images for open accesss. I will have to check it that means public domain or what, but it looks like a great collection. First of all its 250,000 images and secondly, a lot of them are in a format like a museum curator would want. I.e. many of the items in there are on clean backgrounds so can be converted to top down icons. Anyway, start here...

    http://discover.odai.yale.edu/ydc/

    but check out something like this:
    http://ecatalogue.art.yale.edu/image...962&size=large

    Theres loads of maps in there too which I started out on but I found the items particularly useful. Pottery, mosaics, floor tiles, reliefs, etc all good for dungeon & adventure art.

    EDIT: Holy moley - theres 29000 coins to look at. Its really mind blowing amount of stuff to wade through.
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    Oh boy. I can see a lot of these things cropping up in video games soon...or maps Very nice.
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