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Ancient Civilizations

Cone of Urukagina, king of Lagash, detailing his reforms againt abuse of “old days”, circa 2350 BCE. Louvre, France. Photo taken by Poulpy.

Baltic amber containing a small snake

This beautiful dagger is a gift to a performer of the role of Othello, in Paris around 1860/70.

A presentation dagger

ca. 3000 BC, Woman and child; Ivory. Badari Culture. Predynastic Egypt. Neues Museum Berlin.

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Ivory plaque carved in relief. Human headed winged sphinx wearing conical cap. One forepaw on a lotus bud, the other on a sacred tree. Tenon protruding from base. Phoenician - Nimrud.

Image gallery: plaque

A fine knife with stone grip, provenance: Italy dating: 17th Century.

Babylonian memorial stone c.850 BCe, Marduk Temple

Saber with Scabbard and Carrying Belt Date: early 17th century Culture: Polish Medium: Steel, partly etched and gilt; gilt-silver, leather, wood, textile, semiprecious stones

Sword and Scabbard of Captain Richard French Ames Manufacturing Company (American, Chicopee, Massachusetts, 1829–1935) Date: 1850

Congressional Presentation Sword and Scabbard of Major General John E. Wool (1784–1869) Samuel Jackson (American, Baltimore, active 1833–70) Date: 1854–55

This wall hanging relief is reproduced after a 12 foot original (692 AD) from the Temple of Inscriptions, Palenque found by the archaeologist Albert Lluillier in 1952. According to Mayan legend, the symbolism of the lid shows King Pacal falling into the jaws of the Earth monster each night to rise again with the power of the sun each morning.

Ring from tomb of Tutankhamun, Located in: Egyptian Museum, Cairo

André Andersson Custom Damascus Knives - Knives, Daggers, Swords and Artknives from Sweden

An Assyrian Gypsum Foundation Plaque, reign of Tukulti-Ninurta I, circa 1243-1207 B.C.

Rare Japanese revolving three barreled matchlock pistol. Barrels are silver inlaid with the Shimazu family crest.

This is a Maya stone carving from Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico. After careful review, many believe it is a detailed representation of a space vehicle- with many recognizable parallels to our own space shuttle, such as the position of the astronaut. While stylized, many see clear depiction of antenna, flight direction system, turbo compressor, control panel, tanks, combustion chamber, turbine, and exhaust.

Female Sphinx Plaque, ivory, Megiddo, Stratum VIIA, Late Bronze IIB (1300–1200 bc).”