I think it is very important to communicate the source of images, out of respect for those who own/have created/have made available the image, and also to give the readers the possibility to check the source. This very comprehensive pictures citing guide was very helpful when I was deciding how to quote the images. I also use TinEye and TinEye Chrome extension when in doubt over the image source.
What An Image Becomes When It is Correctly Attributed…
Somehow this seems to resonate with the modern reality so much better than just an ornamented slab of clay! It is also useful to be reminded that there is more to Iraq than what is in the news.
… And What An Image Becomes When It Isn’t
And here is an example of how annoying it can be when you cannot find out what the image is. While working on my post about the Cyrus cylinder I saw an image relevant to another post of my blog, the one about the horsemen. Unfortunately, the conference prospectus that image was on contained no image credits whatsoever. Using reverse image search has yielded only one source of information about the seal shown on the image. It claims that the king depicted on the seal shown on the conference prospectus is Cyrus I. But the conference was about Cyrus the Great, the grandson of Cyrus I! Would not it be more logical to use an image of Cyrus I instead? Thus, the identification of the person on the image remains unclear.