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It's the earliest known stone circle at Nabta Playa in Egypt's Western Desert is thought to act as a calendar with markers corresponding to the stars in Orion's belt. It was constructed around 7000 BC.
Museum conservators use x-rays to investigate Tibetan deity figures. The x-ray revealed previous repairs and ritualistic objects, known as consecration items, placed within a cavity inside the body.
26th cent BC Sumerian document. Sumerian was spoken in southern Mesopotamia from at least the 4th mill. BC. During the 3rd mill. BC, a cultural symbiosis between the Sumerians and the Akkadians developed, which included widespread bilingualism. Akkadian gradually replaced Sumerian as a spoken language somewhere around the turn of the 3rd and the 2nd millennium BC. Sumerian continued to be used as a sacred, ceremonial, literary and scientific language in Mesopotamia until the 1st century AD.
Stone age cave painting of horses from Chauvet, France. The paintings there are the oldest known, carbon-dated to approximately 33,000 years ago, almost twice the age of the Lascaux cave paintings.
Noctilucent Clouds - Noctilucent clouds (NLCs) form near the top of Earth's polar atmosphere when water vapor from the planet below mixes with meteor debris from space. This photos was taken May 31st 2013 in Scotland, following 15 hours of non-stop geomagnetic storming around earth.
The pre-Columbian archaeological site of Ciudad Perdida (Spanish for “Lost City”), located in Sierra Nevada, Colombia, thought to be founded about 800 AD. Photo courtesy & taken by Raphael Chay
"Religion" folio by Grady McFerrin from Religion and the Decline of Magic by Keith Thomas. It describes the relationship between the occult and Christianity in England in the 16th and 17th centuries http://www.foliosociety.com/book/RDM/religion-decline-magic http://gmillustration.tumblr.com/post/16072655595/religion
9th C. BCE. The horses' eyes highlight the early use of perspective in bas-relief. Neo-Assyrian fragment north-west palace Nimrud.