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Babylon, (Irak) - Some 90 kilometres south of modern Bagdhad lies the ruins of ancient Babylon, the original name of which, bab-ili, may be translated as the Gate of the Gods. -

Astrolabe, magnificent computer of the Ancients—an instrument used to make astronomical measurements, before the development of the sextant

Gold dagger, from the tomb of King Tutankhamun, Carter # 256dd; 31.9 cm; blade 20.1 cm; Egyptian Museum, Cairo. Two similar daggers were found in Tutankhamun's tomb, one with a gold blade (in image 26) and the other with an iron blade. Gold daggers were reserved for the nobility, but bronze or copper daggers were used from the Old Kingdom on in Egypt.

Esther Scroll, saved from the Nazi Holocaust, and now part of The Green Collection of biblical artifacts.

The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, Cairo, Egypt. Some day...

Antique Archeology in LeClaire, Iowa. Home of the American Pickers.

The synagogue, dated to the 2nd Temple period (50BC - 100AD) is one of the oldest ever found, and was unearthed at Migdal, which Christians believe to be the birthplace of Mary Magdalene, a leading follower of Jesus. Archaeologists were particularly excited by the discovery of the stone depicting the menorah -- a seven-branched candelabrum -- from the Jewish Second Temple which was destroyed in 70 AD during the Roman siege of Jerusalem.

An antique Jewish silver crown decorated with Hebrew inscriptions and the Star of David, part of religious ceremonies artifacts that were recovered by Egyptian authorities

Anubis,Egyptian God of the Dead guarding the Chest. Found in Tutankhamun's tomb. He was an Egyptian pharaoh of the 18th dynasty (ruled ca. 1332 BC – 1323 BC in the conventional chronology), during the period of Egyptian history known as the New Kingdom. He is popularly referred to as King Tut.

Roman Dodecahedron objects have been found all over Europe – but the mystery continues about their purpose and use. About the only thing that archaeologists have done – is name the objects. They date to around the 2nd or 3rd AD century.

Worlds Oldest Torah Believed Found In Bologna University Library, Scroll Overlooked For Years

This Iron Age, 3000 year old oak barrel was found in Ireland with exceptionally well-preserved butter inside. The butter has turned to white wax.

1. Tutmose, Nefertiti, was created during the 3. Ancient Egyptian art historical period around 1353-1336 BCE. 4. It is made of Painted limestone. 5. It was originally located in Akhetaten but is now located in Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Agyptisches Museum. It is believed Tutmose created this as a finished model to follow a carving or paintings for his royal patron.

Babylonian Map - This artifact was discovered in Iraq close to the Euphrates river in the late 1800s and first published (or written about) in 1899. It has been dated to around 600 BCE. This was the oldest known map for several decades until the Nippur map. The Babylonian Map is currently in the British Museum as far as I know.

Luxor, Egypt (Madinat Habu - The Temple of Rameses III)

The Battersea Shield was found in the area around Chelsea Bridge, London. Dated to 350 BC, it seems that an object this elaborate would belong to a member of the warrior elite or even a Celtic chief. The Battersea shield is from the La Tene era which is characterised by the spirals, circles, interwoven knots and lattices that remain in modern Celtic art.

UNESCO World Heritage Site - Roman Archaeological Site of Volubilis in Morocco

Tiny book with lead pages bound with wire, among 70 discovered in a cave of Jordan in early 2000s. Initial metallurgical tests indicate that some of the books could date from the first century AD. If the dating is verified, the books would be among the earliest Christian documents, predating the writings of St Paul.

Sodom and Gomorrah. Not holy and not sacred, but it is a manifestation of what God can do. #WhyWaitTravels

Antique Archeology in Le Claire, Iowa. TV show American Pickers is here. Danielle from the show was working when we stopped.

A latrine from the Baths of Caracalla in Rome, 100-300, shaped like a chariot.

One of the best all around maps of Ancient Egypt lots of details. Merritt Cartographic: Ancient Egypt