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    Picture of man in a yoga posture, from Indus Valley Civilization (3300–1300 BC)

    The oldest and most populated city of the ancient Assyrian Empire, Nineveh, sat on the eastern bank of the Tigris river. The city is first mentioned about 1800 BC as a center of worship of Ishtar whose cult was responsible for the city's early importance. A statue of the goddess was sent to Amenhotep III, Pharaoh of Egypt in the 14th century BC by orders of the king of Mitanni.

    Indus Civilization: Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa

    "Unicorn" seal, Harappa. They used seals when they traded in the Indus Valley. we have found the seals in many other cities around the Indus Valley

    Indus Valley Civilization

    ca. 376–414. Gold Coin Showing King Chandragupta II as an Archer. The Gupta king is credited with conquering 21 kingdoms and tribes inside and outside India incoporating them into the Indian Empire. The Golden Age of India where Hindusim flourished.

    Notable in civilization around the Indus Valley is the lack of strong resemblances to other early civilizations to the west of Mesopotamia, which indicates that Harappa was not a colony. Skeletal remains, however, show that the dominant human type of the peoples who built the civilization was a tall, long faced, dark-haired strain much like those from the Mediterranean region.

    Indus Valley

    Celtic helmet found at Agris, Charante, 4th century BC (iron & bronze covered with gold & inlaid with coral)

    Extraordinary kurgan burial shines new light on Sarmatian life. Last month, archaeologists excavating a mound in the Filippovka burial ground in the Orenburg region of Russia’s Southern Ural steppes discovered a rare intact burial from the nomadic Persian-speaking Sarmatian people who lived in the area from around 500 B.C. until 400 A.D. The burial ground has 29 funerary mounds, known as kurgans.

    Harappan culture seal, an example of Indus Valley script. Still undeciphered. Ca 2000 BC.

    An Indus Valley Seal of what seems to be a standing Pashupati in the upper left. Photo credits to Mel Copeland: Banquet of the Gods A relation between Pashupati and Shiva Archaeological findings dating back to the Indus Valley Civilization (about 3.300 - 1.300 BCE) of e.g. seals that depict a yogi figure i.e. Pashupati or "proto-Shiva" (Flood, Gavin, 1996.

    Ibis-headed Thoth with human body, Dyn.18

    Sphinx Ornament From a Throne 7th с BC

    The Indus Valley: Mohenjo-daro, Harappa - Ancient Man and His First Civilizations

    "Indus Valley Seal Impression", Indus Valley Period (2500-1500 BC). 1 1/2'. National Musuem of Pakistan, Karachi. Page 6.

    Perfect site for my polymer Maya project Katriona Chapman Illustration Blog: Mayan art

    The Etruscan language has been difficult to analyze, as It resembles no other language in Europe or elsewhere. It was spoken and written by the Etruscan civilization in the ancient region of Etruria (modern Tuscany plus western Umbria and northern Latium) and in parts of Lombardy, Veneto, and Emilia-Romagna (where the Etruscans were displaced by Gauls). Etruscan was superseded by Latin, leaving only a few documents and some loanwords in Latin like Roma.

    Seal -12, Harappan Civilization, C- 2700-2000 BC | Seals appear in the Indus Valley around 2600 B.C. with the rise of the cities and associated administrators. Square and rectangular seals were made from fired steatite. The soft soapstone was carved, polished, and then fired in a kiln to whiten and harden the surface. Seals made of metal are extremely rare, but copper and silver examples are known. | photo by Mukul Banerjee on 500px

    Indus Valley seal