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Archaeology, the study of human activity in the past, primarily through the recovery and analysis of the material culture and environmental data that they have left behind, which includes artifacts, architecture, biofacts and cultural landscapes (the archaeological record).

Howling Canine, 5th–6th century. Mexico, Mesoamerica, Veracruz. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Purchase, Nelson A. Rockefeller Gift, 1961 (1978.412.59) #dogs

Howling Canine | Remojadas | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Statue, Wadjet (?) Period: Late Period Dynasty: Dynasty 25–26 Date: ca. 712–525 B.C. Geography: Egypt Medium: Bronze or copper all

Statue, Wadjet (?) | Late Period | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Etruscan sphinx. Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Phoenician, Greek & Pre-Christian Roman Empire

“A sealed Roman container opened to reveal a 2,000-year-old cream – complete with fingerprints, at a Roman temple complex in Southwark, Lond...

Horemheb[last ruler of Dynasty 18, with Amun at the Museo Egizio.

EGYPTIAN TERRA COTTA AMULET MOLD OF BES. Late Period, first millennium BC. The mold used for the production of a very fine quality faience amulet with great detail. 2.25 x 3 inches. Rare!

A Roman marble sarcophagus fragment Early 3rd Century A.D.

Quimbaya pre-columbian gold

Rhyton with red-figure griffin protome Etruscan 340-320 B.C. Naples, Museo Archeologico Nazionale Inv. Stg. 424 The rhyton, an especially important type of vessel, often imitates heads of animals, either real or imaginary: in this case a griffin, a fabulous animal with the body of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle, thought to live in the extreme northern region of the Earth, where it watched over gold deposits.

Roman parade mask, 50 A.D.

Goddess on Lion throne is abundant in Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Canaan/Israel. This is from a Phoenician scarab, showing a throned lion with wings. She offers benediction to supplicant, under winged sun and planet Venus.

The earliest evidence of ancient dentistry we have is an amazingly detailed dental work on a mummy from ancient Egypt that archaeologists have dated to 2000 BCE

With 98 percent of its skeleton preserved, this young predatory theropod from southern Germany may be the most complete dinosaur ever found.

Head of an Osiride Statue of Hatshepsut Originally in the Temple Sanctuary SE Corner Dynasty 18 1473-1458 BC Egypt

Old Kingdom (5th Dynasty), 2475 BCE, Ancient Egypt, Wooden Sculpture; I've always enjoyed the Old Kingdom statues. They're realistic, but still mysterious.

Ancient Roman sarcophagus ( 2nd century AD ): Bacchanal - Dionysos and Aphrodite.

The rings of Moray, an old Incan agricultural site in Sacred Valley of the Incas, Peru.