Dress-pin by National Historical Museum, Sweden, via Flickr
Mummy of Nesmin Period: Ptolemaic Period Date: 305–30 B.C. Geography: Egypt, Northern Upper Egypt, Akhmim
Ram's-head amulet, Late Period, Dynasty 25, ca. 712–657 B.C. Egyptian/Nubian Gold
LOVE. Devotional Statue Dating back to 2600 B.C.E. of what scholars believe is a married couple. The gypsum statue was found buried beneath the floor of a shrine at Nippur in Iraq and measures 3 1/2 inches wide at the bottom. The couple originally had feet, and the figures have eyes made of shell and lapis lazuli set in bitumen, a natural cemenlike substance.