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neolithic carved stone objects, Skara Brae, Orkney

This finely carved ivory doll with moveable arms and legs was found in the grave of a girl approximately five years of age in Tarragona, Spain, a port city south of Barcelona. It dates to the 3rd or 4th century CE. The unusual presence of the doll may indicate that the child was especially dear to her family, or very attached to the doll in life. Museu Nacional Arquelogic de Tarragona (Spain)

Children and Youth in History | Ivory doll [Toy]

ca. 1400-1100 BCE. Ivory Door Knob with Sumerian Votive Inscription from the Kassite king Burna-buriaš II to the god Enlil, one of the supreme gods of the Mesopotamian pantheon who decreed the fates and whose commands were said to be unchangeable. This king figures prominently in Late Bronze Age diplomatic correspondences between Babylonia and Egypt. Nippur, Middle Babylonian. UPenn Museum of Archeology

Gold chain with a portrait medallion, Roman, ca 200 A.D.

Reconstruction “Goloring”. The Goloring is an ancient earthworks monument located near Koblenz, Germany. It was created in the Bronze Age era, which dates back to the Urnfield culture (1200–800 BCE.). During this time a widespread solar cult is believed to have existed in Central Europe.

A rare 16th century gold sundial and compass ring, possibly German.

Earring with Nike driving a two-horse chariot Greek, Northern Greek, Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, about 350–325 B.C

The Panagyurishte gold treasure (Bulgarian: Панагюрско златно съкровище) is a Thracian treasure excavated in 1949 near the town of Panagyurishte, Bulgaria. It consists of a phial, an amphora and seven rhytons of 23-karat gold. All of the objects are richly and skilfully decorated with scenes of Thracian myths, customs and life. It is dated from the 4th-3th centuries BC, and is thought to have been used as a royal ceremonial set by the Thracian king Seuthes III.

Warrior figure, Cyprus, Terracotta, red pigment, copper 700 - 600 BCE (Archaic period)

Tlaloc incensario, Colima, Mexico, Pottery, 100 BC - 150 AD

Dancer with rattles wearing layered skirt, Colima, Mexico, Pottery, 100 BC - 250 AD

The oldest water clock (or "clepsydra") known, the Egyptian "hourglass of Karnak," dating to around 1400 BC

Casket with Scenes from Romance Date: ca. 1310–30, Made in Paris, France. This coffret illustrated with scenes from Arthurian and other courtly literature of the Middle Ages is one of the most imposing examples to survive.

Deity Figure (Zemi) [Dominican Republic; Taino] (1979.206.1209) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Homer's Iliad codex, 5th-6th c. ad. Scientists who decode the genetic history of humans by tracking how genes mutate have applied the same technique to the Illiad, probably compiled c.762 bc. "Languages behave just extraordinarily like genes. It is directly analogous." Its oral tradition dates to the 13th c. bc. "It's an amalgam of lots of stories focused on conflicts in one area of northwestern Turkey." The scientists tracked the words as they would track genes in a genome. click through

Footprint of the Buddha. 1st century Gandhara. ZenYouMitsu Temple, Tokyo.

1800 and 1750 BCE. Mesopotamian terracotta plaque in high relief of a winged, nude goddess-like figure with bird's talons, flanked by owls, and perched upon supine lions. Originates from S. Iraq, the exact find-site unknown, from the Isin-Larsa or Old-Babylonian period. [Known as The Burney Relief or the Queen of the Night; whether she is Lilitu, Inanna/Ishtar, or Ereshkigal, is under debate.]

Egyptian ring from the tomb of King Tutankhamen priceless

Oval gem with a portrait bust of Lucius Verus Roman, Imperial period, A.D. 161–169

Ring with lions supporting a scarab bezel Italic, Etruscan, Late Archaic Period, early 5th century B.C.

Armlet with feline-head terminals Italic, Etruscan, Classical Period, Late 5th century B.C.

CELLINI, Benvenuto Shield for Francesco I de' Medici c. 1570 Chased and silver-plated iron, height 76 cm Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden