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Ancient Civilizations

Sculpture of Amun in the entrance foyer of the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum by mharrsch, via Flickr

Stele carved with a stylized human face. South Arabian characteristics, alabaster, South Arabian peninsula circa 3rd-1st century BCE

Ritual Bronze Bell Eastern Zhou dynasty 550 BCE China by mharrsch, via Flickr

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

Abu Simbel Temple in Nubia, Egypt

Ramsés II: O Complexo de Abu Simbel

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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

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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

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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

: Mysterious 12,000-Year-Old Gobekli Tepe - The world's oldest temple. Carbon dated to just after the last ice age. In Urfa - Turkey

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.

19th century Turkish-Ottoman

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