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Yama-bato: Book of Iconography Nepal, Himalayas 1575-1600

Cleopatra’s Kingdom, Alexandria, Egypt Lost for 1,600 years, the royal quarters of Cleopatra were discovered off the shores of Alexandria. A team of marine archaeologists, led by Frenchman, Franck Goddio, began excavating the ancient city in 1998. Historians believe the site was submerged by earthquakes and tidal waves, yet, astonishingly, several artifacts remained largely intact. Amongst the discoveries were the foundations of the palace, shipwrecks, red granite columns, and statues of t...

Hasanlu, Iran. 6000 year old kiss. Love in death..........WOAH!

Yokut rock art. Tulare County, California. Photo by L. Gassaway 2012

The Ardre image stones are a collection of ten rune and image stones, dated to the 8th to 11th centuries, that were discovered at a church in Ardre, which is about four kilometers north of Stånga, Gotland County, Sweden.

"Lovers of Valdaro". Valdaro, Italy. Neolithic period (5000-4000 BCE). Double burials are rare, and the pose and the positioning of this couple are unique. After an initial examination of the bones, experts determined that the man and woman were no more than 20 years old, and both around 5 feet, 2 inches tall. (Jan 2008) #archaeology

The head of the Giant Buddha in Leshan, China, is covered with 1,021 intricate, twisted hair buns hiding a complex drainage system that helps preserve the statue. (Kounosu/Wikimedia Commons)

It took 90 years to carve the 233-foot-tall Leshan Giant Buddha out of a remote Chinese mountainside in the 8th century. (Ariel Steiner/Wikimedia Commons)

A 15th-century wall at Choquequirao, whose nearly 200 slope terraces were built about 6,000 feet above the glacier-fed Apurímac River. (Courtesy Gihan Tubbeh/PromPeru)

Cambodia's little-known hidden temple complex of Sambor Prei Kuk, whose structures were built during the 7th century and predate those at Angkor Wat by some 600 years. (Baldiri/Wikimedia Commons)

A tree grows from a structure at Sambor Prei Kuk, which has 52 ancient temples spread across a nearly three-square-mile swath of jungle in Cambodia's Kampong Thom province. (Baldiri/Wikimedia Commons)

Digital Reconstruction of King Tutankhamun's Living Face revealed to the world.

frances densmore recording blackfoot chief on a cylinder recording for the bureau of american ethnology, 1916