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