Gate of all nations or Gate of Xerxes located at the ancient city of Persepolis. 70 km northeast of the modern city of Shiraz in the Fars Province of modern Iran. Xerxes, who built this structure, named it "The Gate of All Countries" during the Persian empire. Xerxes I is believed to be the Persian king identified as Ahasuerus in the biblical book of Esther.
'Discovery of a lifetime': Stone Age temple found in Orkney is 800 years older than Stonehenge - and may be more important The site contains 100 buildings, forming a 'temple precinct' Stonehenge may not have been the centre of Neolithic culture after all It could take decades to fully explore and examine By TED THORNHILL Last updated at 3:09 PM on 2nd January 2012
Pompeii, House of Venus in a Shell. On the rear wall of the peristyle are three large paintings on a blue background. The left hand painting is of the god Mars shown standing naked on a plinth while holding a lance & a shield. Around him the foliaged garden is teeming with bird life. AD 79 eruption
An Extremely Rare Holy Land Oil Lamp From Israel, late Roman to Byzantine period, Obtained by Christians during their pilgrimage as a souvenir of their trek. Typical form and decoration on one side, but inscribed in ancient Greek text on the other in retrograde. Shows a cross symbol and the text "Christ, Our Lord, keep me safe. 3-7/8"L x 1-5/8"H. Provenance: Ex-private Texas collection.
The claim that Mesopotamians had no doctors is incorrect. There were two primary kinds of doctors: the Asu (a medical doctor who treated illness empirically) and the Asipu (a healer who relied upon what we would call `magic’). There were also surgeons and veterinarians.
A Rare Islamic Gold Bird Ring circa 1200 A.DA Gold Ring with Inlaid Termini in the Form of Seated Bird. Gold with turquoise onyx inlaid over the complete body of the bird.tail is bin broken but restored,otherwise intact provenance: Dhr M.mazur jordanie 1977 . Dhr J. Nijenhuis Paris art market 2001 inner sise: 0.8 inch (2cm) weight:10.8 gram
Just two weeks after a Temple era seal was displayed to the public, archeologists continue to dig up breathtaking proofs of the ancient and never-severed connection between Jews and the Land of Israel. This time, the find is a 1,500 year old tiny stamp discovered near the city of Akko, bearing the image of the seven-branched Temple Menorah. The stamp was used to identify baked products and probably belonged to a bakery that supplied kosher bread to the Jews of Akko in the Byzantine period.
The lost city of Atlantis is buried 60 miles inland under marshland on the South Atlantic coast of Spain, a new documentary has claimed.
THE MOLD CAPE: In 1833, workmen digging a prehistoric mound at Bryn yr Ellyllon (Fairies' or Goblins' Hill) in northern Wales discovered a unique golden cape, which dates from 1900-1600 BC in the Bronze Age. The cape weighs 560 g and was produced from a single gold ingot about the size of a golf ball.
2000-year-old texts of Ghandara. The oldest surviving Buddhist texts, preserved on long rolls of birch-tree bark, written in long extinct Gandhari are from Northwestern Pakistan. They provide insights into a literary tradition thought to have been irretrievably lost, and help researchers to reconstruct crucial phases in the development of Buddhism in India and confirm the vital role played by the Gandhara region in the spread of Buddhism into Central Asia and China.