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To protect it from drying out, a worker sprays water onto a millennia-old chariot recently unearthed in the city of Luoyang (map) in central China. Overall, 5 chariots and 12 horse skeletons were found in the tomb pit, according to China's state-sponsored Xinhua news service. Archaeologists believe the tomb was dug as part of the funeral rites of a minister or other nobleman during the Eastern Zhou dynasty period, about 2,500 years ago.

The Lovers of Valdaro. Believed to be no older than twenty years of age when death occurred. Over 5,000 years old. Locked in an eternal embrace. Tragically, their story is unknown. Ironically, they were found in the city of Mantua. In Italy. The city Shakespeare chose to set the story of Romeo & Juliet.

The Olla Of Then And Now by Les Namingha, Zuni-Tewa-Hopi. In his own words: "This Zuni polychrome jar is untitled. It is based on Zuni polychrome designs from the late 1800's to very early 1900's. (1870-1900, to be more precise). The upper area of design represent stepped-cloud formations with crooked feathers or prayer symbols. A stylized bird symbol, black triangle with eye, is also part of the design.

Called "hoche" in Chinese and "hwacha" in Korean. The missile was in the shape of a long arrow with an attached pipe filled with gunpowder. It is said in Korean sources that in 1451 King Munjong (fifth king of Yi dinasty) observed the test-firing of hwacha during the manoevres. The missiles hit all targets within 80 "po" (Chinese "bu"). As a measure of length it is equal of 1,5 meters. So it was able to hit targets effectively approximately in the range of 120 meters.

'Fire Dragon out of Water' was invented during the Ming Dynasty in China. It had the ability to fly (launch) and fire, while in flight, exploding arrows.

Model of TYRANNOSAURUS REX SKULLT.rex was one of the largest terrestrial, Carnivores. It reached lengths of 45 feet (14 meters) and weighed over 5 tons. T.rex stood on two pillar-like legs with its 6 meter tail extended back to counter-balance a massive 1.4 meter long head. Everything about this animal was huge: its teeth; its head; its clawed feet; and, more than likely, its appetite. For food it hunted herbivores about 65-67 million years ago during the Late Cretaceous.

Model of TRICERATOPS SKULL Triceratops horridus ("horrible three horned face") roamed the American west during the Late Cretaceous Period. It grew to a length of 9 meters (about 27 ft.), measured 3-4 meters (10-12 ft.) at the top of its back and weighed as much as 5 tons (about the same as modern African elephants). Two meter (6 ft.) skulls are common among Triceratops specimens and the largest land animal skull ever found, 2.6 meters (8.5 ft.) is from a close relative: Pentaceratops.

Selcuk Museum Artemis was daughter of Zeus and Leto. She was one of the three maiden goddesses of Olympus: Artemis, lover of woods and the wild chase over the mountain. She was the Lady of Wild Things, Huntsman-in-chief to the gods, an odd office for a woman. As a huntress her favorite animal was the stag, because its swiftness gave the best opportunity for her method of capture, which was by her silver bow and arrows and speed of foot.

The temple of Artemis is known as one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. It has been built in the areas of Ephesus on a flat area which has over the centuries turned into a swamp. Today one can only see the ruins of the foundations of this marvelous construction of the Hellenistic Age, entirely made of marble and full of sculptured columns' capitals and shafts. The most beautiful remaining of this temple are today exhibited in the London British Museum.

The ruins to the east of the Basilica belong to the bath of Varius, dating to the Roman period. The construction dates to the 2nd century A.D and the mosaics in the 40 meters long corridor dates to the 5th century. It is built of cut blocks of marble. It has three sections, frigidarium (cold water), tepidarium (warm water) and caldarium (hot water). The excavations have not been completed yet.

Arsinoe was transported to Rome, where she was forced to appear in Caesar's triumph. Despite usual traditions of prisoners in triumphs being strangled when the festivities were at an end, Caesar spared Arsinoe and granted her sanctuary at Ephesus. Arsinoe lived in the temple for many years, always keeping a watchful eye for her sister Cleopatra, who saw her as a threat to her power. In 41 BC, at Cleopatra's instigation, Mark Antony ordered her executed on the steps of the Temple.

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    Statue of Artemis, found at the siteof Arsinoes Burial Tomb.

Octagon was a vaulted burial chamber placed on a rectangular base with the skeleton of a 15 or 16 year old woman in a marble sarcophagus. According to an interpretation Octagon was a monument to Ptolemy Arsinoe IV, the youngest sister of the famous Cleopatra VII,was murdered in Ephesus in 41 BC.

GREEK BOY RIDING DOLPHIN & on HORSEBACK COIN NECKLACE c.250BC LEGEND : According to Greek legend 2,200 years ago a young boy named Taras was injured in a shipwreck, thrown into the ocean and was drowning. The boy's father, Poseidon, god of the sea, realized his son was in danger and sent a dolphin to rescue him. Riding on the dolphins' back he was taken to a protective harbor which was named Taras in his honor. The reverse side of the coin portrays a naked youth on horseback.

Thirteen crystal skulls of apparently ancient origin have been found in parts of Mexico, Central America and South America, comprising one of the most fascinating subjects of 20th Century archaeology.

World Mysteries - Strange Artefacts: Crystal Skulls

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Year Zero Pagan God Statuette Roman period 100 BC-200 AD Origin (made in): Egypht. Material: Bronze. Date: Roman period, 100 BC-200 AD. Provenance: Private collection collection from the Netherland, Mister T. Noot Arnhem This week we will sell a private collection of all kind of antiquities collected from 1950-1990. Size: High: 8,2 cm/ 3.2''inch. Wide: 3,4 cm/ 1.3''inch.

Precolumbian LLAMA FIGURE VESSEL HUARI Culture c 1200 AD 7” Height / 6" Width / 7 ½” Depth

Large ancient Roman Bronze Rattle c.1st Cent AD

Chinese Han Dynasty [206 bc-220 ad] Jade Plaque 2.75" Long Year Zero Item! I love these!

ANTIQUE SCANDINAVIAN MEDIEVAL-RENAISSANCE CARVED WOOD STATUE ca 1300-1500 AD

ANTIQUE MEDIEVAL-RENAISSANCE DECORATED BIG WOOD BOX ca 1300-1500 AD Peacock shaped Jewel Box

ANTIQUE MEDIEVAL-RENAISSANCE CROCK ca 1400-1500 AD

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ANTIQUE RENAISSANCE IRON KEY ca 1400-1500 AD

SUKHOTHAI KINGDOM, 1238-1438AD, 8B SILVER BRACELET COIN Age - SUKHOTHAI KINGDOM, 1238-1438 AD Weight - Siamese 8 TICAL or 8 BAHT (120.8 grams) Size - 2" in diameter Details -Has 3 stamps of flowers Bankok

Ancient Chinese Han Dynasty Polychrome Decorated Pot Vase 2nd C. BC - 2nd C. AD

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Antique Chinese Tang Dynasty Pottery Court Lady Figure (C. 6-9th C. AD) Description : A circa 6-9th Century Tang Dynasty pottery figure of a court lady. She is standing with serene expression, her hair tied high in ornamentation, wearing a robe which shows if folds as it drapes over her arms. She has a creamy yellow spotted glaze. Size : 8 1/4" tall Age : Tang Dynasty