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La Dama de Elche -- "The Lady of Elx, an Iberian piece from the 4th century B.C. on display at the National Archaeological Museum of Spain in Madrid. Probably the finest Iberian sculpture found to date."

La Dama de Elche -- "The Lady of Elx, an Iberian piece from the 4th century B.C. on display at the National Archaeological Museum of Spain in Madrid. Probably the finest Iberian sculpture found to date."

The Douro is one of the major rivers of the Iberian Peninsula, in Spain and in Portugal. To learn more about #Porto click here: http://www.greatwinecapitals.com/capitals/porto

30 Extraordinary Pictures That Will Blow Your Mind

The Douro is one of the major rivers of the Iberian Peninsula, in Spain and in Portugal. To learn more about #Porto click here: http://www.greatwinecapitals.com/capitals/porto

711 to 1492 Spain, as it is now known, was ruled by Black African Moors.    The etymology of the word ‘Moor’ is black, or dark. Moors were a mix of Black African and Arabic Muslims who ruled Spain and the rest of the Iberian peninsula between 711 and 1492. - http://kemetically-ankhtified.tumblr.com/post/17664760197

711 to 1492 Spain, as it is now known, was ruled by Black African Moors. The etymology of the word ‘Moor’ is black, or dark. Moors were a mix of Black African and Arabic Muslims who ruled Spain and the rest of the Iberian peninsula between 711 and 1492. - http://kemetically-ankhtified.tumblr.com/post/17664760197

IBERIA. (Pre-Roman Spain) - The Lady of Baza . is a famous example of Iberian sculpture. It is a limestone female figure with traces of painted detail in a stuccoed surface that was found at Baza, northeast of Granada, Spain. The town of Baza was the site of the Ibero-Roman city of Basti and, in one of its two necropoleis, the Cerro del Santuario, the Lady of Baza was recovered. She is seated in an armchair, and an open space on the side is thought to have contained ashes from a cremation.

IBERIA. (Pre-Roman Spain) - The Lady of Baza . is a famous example of Iberian sculpture. It is a limestone female figure with traces of painted detail in a stuccoed surface that was found at Baza, northeast of Granada, Spain. The town of Baza was the site of the Ibero-Roman city of Basti and, in one of its two necropoleis, the Cerro del Santuario, the Lady of Baza was recovered. She is seated in an armchair, and an open space on the side is thought to have contained ashes from a cremation.

Ana de Mendoza, Princess of Éboli (1540-1592). She lost an eye in a mock fencing duel when she was 14, and she spent her last 13 years in prison after (allegedly) revealing state secrets... Badass princess.

Ana de Mendoza, Princess of Éboli (1540-1592). She lost an eye in a mock fencing duel when she was 14, and she spent her last 13 years in prison after (allegedly) revealing state secrets... Badass princess.

Behold Lion Man, an ancient figurine sculpted from a mammoth's tusk. Discovered back in 1939, this remarkable ice age piece was initially dated at 32,000 years-old, but a new carbon dating analysis has pushed it further back in time to 40,000 years ago — making it the oldest figurative sculpture ever discovered. So yes, this thing was actually sculpted by a paleolithic human who was romping around Europe at the mid-point of the last ice age.

A 40,000 year-old sculpture made entirely from mammoth ivory

Behold Lion Man, an ancient figurine sculpted from a mammoth's tusk. Discovered back in 1939, this remarkable ice age piece was initially dated at 32,000 years-old, but a new carbon dating analysis has pushed it further back in time to 40,000 years ago — making it the oldest figurative sculpture ever discovered. So yes, this thing was actually sculpted by a paleolithic human who was romping around Europe at the mid-point of the last ice age.

Bailes asturianos: corri-corri, pericote, fandangos, geringosas, giraldillas, jotas, saltones, media vuelta, patada, danza prima...

Bailes asturianos: corri-corri, pericote, fandangos, geringosas, giraldillas, jotas, saltones, media vuelta, patada, danza prima...

"The reason people think they are [only] heads is there are about 150 statues buried up to the shoulders on the slope of a volcano, and these are the most famous, most beautiful and most photographed of all the Easter Island statues," Van Tilburg, who is also a fellow at the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at the University of California, Los Angeles, told Life's Little Mysteries. "This suggested to people who had not seen photos of [other unearthed statues on the island] ...

"The reason people think they are [only] heads is there are about 150 statues buried up to the shoulders on the slope of a volcano, and these are the most famous, most beautiful and most photographed of all the Easter Island statues," Van Tilburg, who is also a fellow at the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at the University of California, Los Angeles, told Life's Little Mysteries. "This suggested to people who had not seen photos of [other unearthed statues on the island] ...

Otzi, the Ice Man of the Alps who was discovered in 1991.  His mummy, created by having been covered with glacial ice shortly after his death, is the oldest known human skin ever discovered – 5,300 years old – and it is tattooed.  Otzi has 59 separate tattoos

Otzi, the Ice Man of the Alps who was discovered in 1991. His mummy, created by having been covered with glacial ice shortly after his death, is the oldest known human skin ever discovered – 5,300 years old – and it is tattooed. Otzi has 59 separate tattoos

I didn't know they had bodies. I feel like this should have been news. maybe it was and I missed it. Either way its awesome.

WTF Archaeology!

I didn't know they had bodies. I feel like this should have been news. maybe it was and I missed it. Either way its awesome.

Mermaid??

Mermaids are real, says the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

The University Museum exhibits the “Hasanlu Lovers,” a pair of entwined skeletons who died together in about 8oo B.C.

The University Museum exhibits the “Hasanlu Lovers,” a pair of entwined skeletons who died together in about 8oo B.C.

LADY OF ATLANTIS! Does she originate from the legendary, lost city of Tartessus, conquered by the Carthaginians about 2,500 years ago? The city that may have been a part of an Atlantean colony, is one of many unsolved mysteries of our past and so is the mysterious statue found near Alicante. An unusual ornamentation of coils is strangely similar to another head decoration used in old traditions of young, unmarried women of Hopi Indians.

LADY OF ATLANTIS! Does she originate from the legendary, lost city of Tartessus, conquered by the Carthaginians about 2,500 years ago? The city that may have been a part of an Atlantean colony, is one of many unsolved mysteries of our past and so is the mysterious statue found near Alicante. An unusual ornamentation of coils is strangely similar to another head decoration used in old traditions of young, unmarried women of Hopi Indians.