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

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.

"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 Civilization: Mohenjo-Daro and Harappa

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.


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.

Pyramids from around the World

Trinacria (Tiskelion)coin, Syracuse 317-310 BC. A triskelion or triskele is a motif consisting of three interlocked spirals, or three bent human legs Although it appears in many places and periods, it is especially characteristic of the Celtic art of the La Tène culture of the European Iron Age.

Stone seals inscribed with animals and Indus script. Harappan Civilization, 3000-1500 BC

AKKADIAN-ASSYRIAN CALENDAR, ASHUR,1800 BC. Stone-cast disc, brown-ochre hydrostone, 120 mm (4.75 inches), 10 mm thickness (approx half inch) with parchment description. Calendar tablets like this and others discovered at Mari in Syria, make it clear that the Semitic Akkadians possessed a highly developed calendar by 1800 BC, with allocations based on a 29 and 30 day lunar month.

Indus Valley Civilization

The statue shown in this image is Cleopatra VII who was an Egyptian queen. She was considered as the last "Pharaoh of Egypt" during the Ptolemaic Dynasty (332-30 BC). The Black basalt statue is one of the best-preserved images of a Ptolemaic queen. Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, San Jose, California.

Minoa. The Bull was a central theme in the Minoan civilization, with bull heads and bull horns used as symbols in the Knossos palace. Minoan frescos and ceramics depict the bull-leaping ritual in which participants of both sexes vaulted over bulls by grasping their horns. Crete For the Greeks, the bull was strongly linked to the Bull of Crete: Theseus of Athens had to capture the ancient sacred b...See More

This cave painting is from Tassili, Sahara Desert in North Africa. It dates back to 6000 BCE. The figures do not look human. Notice the flying disk in the sky.

Fremont culture is recognized in Utah from about AD 500 until the great drought around 1300. The prominent culture of the Green River basin and some adjacent areas is Fremont culture

Ivanov at Varna, Bulgaria - lost city - grave found of early advanced civilization ~5000 BC. This was a very important archaeological find- predates most well known civilizations in Egypt, Mesopotamia, etc. Hidden civilization was found because they were digging to put in electrical wires! Entire civilizations can be taken out rather easily by nature it seems.

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

Vinca culture (?)

ca 9th-8th cent. BCE. Neo-Assyrian Ivory plaque with ram-headed sphinx, Nimrud. Mesopotamia.