Japanese Wonder ceramic figurine.  B.C.4,500 - 3,300  This figurine was unearthed on Ibaragi Japan.

Japanese Wonder ceramic figurine. B.C.4,500 - 3,300 This figurine was unearthed on Ibaragi Japan.

Statue of Memi and Sabu, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, ca. 2575–2465 B.C.  Egyptian; Probably from Giza  Painted limestone

Statue of Memi and Sabu, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, ca. 2575–2465 B.C. Egyptian; Probably from Giza Painted limestone

Bird headed Goddess of Africa c 4000 BCE - Bird Shaman effigy, Archeologist have…

Bird headed Goddess of Africa c 4000 BCE - Bird Shaman effigy, Archeologist have…

This statue of the Pre-dynastic Period may be the first known depiction of a pharaoh. At the time of Nagada (the name of a discovery at the site of Upper Egypt), around 4000 BCE. This statue was found in Gebelein, south of Luxor. Photo courtesy of J.F. Bradu - Associate Professor

This statue of the Pre-dynastic Period may be the first known depiction of a pharaoh. At the time of Nagada (the name of a discovery at the site of Upper Egypt), around 4000 BCE. This statue was found in Gebelein, south of Luxor. Photo courtesy of J.F. Bradu - Associate Professor

Gladiator - Thracian, Roman statuette (bone), 1st century AD, (Musée du Louvre, Paris).

Gladiator - Thracian, Roman statuette (bone), 1st century AD, (Musée du Louvre, Paris).

Sumerian is the earliest known writing system. Its origins can be traced back to about 8,000 BC. It developed from the pictographs and other symbols used to represent trade transactions on clay tablets. Sumerian was written in Sumer in from perhaps the 4th millennium BC until about 2,000 BC, when it was replaced by Akkadian as written language of Sumerians. Sumerian is closely resembles to Etruscan and related civilizations

Sumerian is the earliest known writing system. Its origins can be traced back to about 8,000 BC. It developed from the pictographs and other symbols used to represent trade transactions on clay tablets. Sumerian was written in Sumer in from perhaps the 4th millennium BC until about 2,000 BC, when it was replaced by Akkadian as written language of Sumerians. Sumerian is closely resembles to Etruscan and related civilizations

2700 BCE Early Dynastic. Abu Habba, Sippar Iraq. Aragonite cylinder seal; contest scene; in the centre - a bearded nude male with 6 roundels around his head termed a "crested head-dress", holds a bull in each hand.

2700 BCE Early Dynastic. Abu Habba, Sippar Iraq. Aragonite cylinder seal; contest scene; in the centre - a bearded nude male with 6 roundels around his head termed a "crested head-dress", holds a bull in each hand.

Mesopotamia. Cylinder Seal, ca 2350-2150 BC

What Science Has Learned about the Rise of Urban Mesopotamia

Sceau : Fruits de la Terre

Sceau : Fruits de la Terre

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