Predating Stonehenge by 6,000 years, Turkey’s stunning Gobekli Tepe upends the conventional view of the rise of civilization.

Predating Stonehenge by years, Turkey’s stunning Gobekli Tepe upends the conventional view of the rise of civilization. It's up north in the Levant just below Turkey's mountains. Where were the makers of this site from?

The Earliest Printing was Stamped into Soft Clay in Mesopotamia (Circa 2,291 BCE – 2,254 BCE)

The Earliest Printing was Stamped into Soft Clay in Mesopotamia (Circa BCE – BCE). The earliest printing was the stamping of inscriptions into the soft clay of bricks before firing, done under the rule of the Sumerian king Naram-Sîn of Akkad

"A German silver, gilt and rock crystal pillar sun dial with calendar, serving as a complete civil and religious compendium   of time, by Wolfgang Fugger, c. 1563."

Wolfgang was a creator with his crafty moments. A German silver, gilt and rock crystal pillar sun dial with calendar, serving as a complete civil and religious compendium of time, 1563

This marvellous bust is one of the very few documents of an actual black person from Greek and Roman antiquity. Memnon was a pupil and protégé of the well-known Athenian entrepreneur and philosopher Herodes Atticus.

Bust of Memnon, protégé of the Athenian philosopher Herodes Atticus. This is one of the very few documents of an actual black person from Greek and Roman antiquity.

Staircase from the 13th century.  Elbe Sandstone Mountains in Sachsen, Germany

Stony stairway from the century. The stairway is part of a rock castle in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains in Saxony Germany. Photography by Klaus Nilkens.

A 17th century secret poison case disguised as a book.

Secret poison case disguised as a book, century (This website has TONS of storage ideas, DIY projects and simply amazing things!) That’s where I put my deadly poisons! I totally forgot. Isn’t this the most amazing thing ever?

Diptych Dial, by Thomas Tucher, Nuremberg, c. 1620. "Diptych dials are portable instruments, usually made from ivory. They were mainly produced in Nuremberg from the late fifteenth century onwards. They are based on the principles of vertical and horizontal sundials."

themagicfarawayttree: “ Diptych Dial, by Thomas Tucher, Nuremberg, c. “Diptych dials are portable instruments, usually made from ivory. They were mainly produced in Nuremberg from the late fifteenth century onwards. They are based on the.

Faience amulet in the shape of an ankh, 25th dynasty to Late Period, about 700-500 BCE.. Egypt

Faience amulet in the shape of an ankh, dynasty to Late Period, about BCE. Egypt - The Cross originated in Egypt and Babylon.

400 Million Year Old Machine  RUSSIA - An artifact 400 million years old has been discovered. The world's first mechanical device! In the remote Kamchatka peninsula, 150 miles from Tigil, Russia, University of St. Petersburg archaeologists discovered a strange fossil. The authenticity of the find has been certified.

400 Million Year Old Machine Found in Russia. In the remote Kamchatka peninsula (map below), 200 km from Tigil, University of St. Petersburg archaeologists discovered a strange fossil. The authenticity of the find has been certified.

Otzi the Iceman’s full nuclear genome sequence shows that he had Lyme disease. Otzi died 5300 years ago; his is the earliest known human case of Lyme. An earlier study sequenced his mitochondrial genome and found that he has no contemporary descendants. His ancestors in the K haplogroup migrated to Europe from the Middle East during the Neolithic. Their descendants are few in number (only 8% of Europeans belong to the K haplogroup) and concentrated in isolated areas like Sardinia and…

Oldest Tattoos: The mummified body of an "iceman", aka Otzi, had 57 tattoos when it was found in

Olmec seated figure with baby

Olmec seated mother and child figures. Olmecs are one of the oldest civilisations and yet their realistic poses and expressions are a complete surprise.

"Skilled Hunters 300,000 Years Ago  ScienceDaily (Sep. 17, 2012) — Finds from early stone age site in north-central Germany show that human ingenuity is nothing new -- and was probably shared by now-extinct species of humans. Archeologists from the University of Tübingen have found eight extremely well-preserved spears -- an astonishing 300,000 years old, making them the oldest known weapons anywhere."

Skilled hunters 300,000 years ago

Finds from early stone age site in north-central Germany from a now-extinct species of humans. Eight extremely well-preserved spears -- an astonishing years old, making them the oldest known weapons anywhere.

Victory Stele of Naram-Sin, king of Akkad. Circa 2250 BC. Brought from Sippar to Susa in the 12th century BC. Restored in 1992 AD. Displayed in the Louvre Museum, Paris.

Akkad: Sandstone Victory Stele of Naram Sin (Sargon's grandson) king of Akkad, shows him protected by the luminaries of heaven & about to dispatch the last of his enemies, ca 2250 BC. Brought from Sippar to Susa in the c. Restored in 1992 AD.

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