Artifacts in Istanbul Break New Ground. Hurrian female figurines, early Hittite era, 1800 BCE. Found at Küçükçekmece, Istanbul. An archaeological discovery in suburban Istanbul could soon force a rewrite in history books as new research has shown that the early Hittites actually ventured onto the European continent, having previously been assumed to have remained only in Asia. [Credit: Hurriyet]
Cloud People of Peru ....The figures balance aloft on the ledge of a cliff, their gaze fixed where the first rays of the rising sun will appear, waiting for a new day to dawn. Known by the name Warriors of the Clouds, the Chachapoyas were an ancient Andean people who inhabited the mist-swathed rainforests of what is now northern Peru. They were wiped out some five hundred years ago, and looking out over the vast Utcubamba Valley, these figures stand as remnants of their once great civilization.
Monstrous male figure, Period- Bronze Age, Date- ca. late 3rd–early 2nd millennium B.C., Geography- Bactria-Margiana or eastern Iran, Culture- Bactria-Margiana Archaeological Complex, Medium- Chlorite, calcite, gold, iron, Dimensions- H. 4 in. (10.1 cm), The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Moche Captive Vessel — Peru 200 AD - 400 AD An early Moche captive stirrup vessel dating to Phase II depicting a kneeling male with bound hands — a captured warrior soon to be sacrificed. As is typical in Moche art, captives are stripped of their warrior's regalia and weapons and tied with a rope around their neck and hands