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    The Nephilim. Described twice in the torah, these were giants, the offspring of 200 angels that slept with human women. Ridding the Earth of these Nephilim was one of God's purposes for flooding the Earth in Noah's time. * ????pa*


    The #Rosetta #Stone is an ancient Egyptian granodiorite stele inscribed with a decree issued at Memphis in 196 BC on behalf of King Ptolemy V. The decree appears in three scripts: the upper text is Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs, the middle portion Demotic script, and the lowest Ancient Greek. Because it presents essentially the same text in all three scripts (with some minor differences between them), it provided the key to the modern understanding of Egyptian hieroglyphs.

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    The #terracotta #army excavated from the tomb of the emperor Qin Shi Huang, 209 BC. 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses ~ all different from each other.

    The #Terra #Cotta #Warriors, dating from 210 BC, were discovered in 1974 by some local farmers near Xi’an, Shaanxi province, China near the Mausoleum of the First Qin Emperor

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

    Aerial view of the The Great Serpent Mound, one of the most important prehistoric effigy mound of Adema Culture, located on the Ohio river, Ohio, USA.

    The Palermo Stone - hieroglyphic list - formatted as a table of the kings of ancient Egypt before and after Menes, with regnal years and notations of events up until the time it was created, likely sometime during, or up until, the fifth dynasty since that is when its chronology ends. It also tabulates such information as the height of the Nile flood, the Inundation for some pharaohs (see Nilometer), and information on the festivals (such as Sed festivals), taxation, sculpture, buildings

    Sumerian Star Chart. Sky Map of Ancient Nineveh. c.3300 BCE. Reproduction of a Sumerian star map or “planisphere” recovered in the late 19th century from the 650 BCE underground library of Ashurbanipal. Long thought to be an Assyrian tablet, computer analysis has matched it with the sky above Mesopotamia in 3300BC and proves it to be more ancient Sumerian origin. The tablet is an “Astrolabe”, the earliest known astronomical instrument.

    Bronze handle attachment in the form of a mask. Late Hellenistic or Early Imperial 1st century BC - 1st century AD. (25.4 cm)

    Terracotta Krater with a lid surmounted by a small hydria, Greek Euboean, ca. 750-740 B.C., Metropolitan Museum of Arts. During the 8th century B.C. the Geometric style that had originated in Athens spread throughout the Greek speaking world. This Krater is different than other Kraters in the Geometric style from Attica. The shoulder is subdivided by four handles rather than two, and the carpet like decoration was applied over a light ceramic slip ground instead of directly onto the clay.

    The Ishtar Gate, built by King Nebuchadnezzar was the eighth gate to the inner city of Babylon. The Ishtar Gate is one of the most wonderful exhibits in the famed Pergamon Museum in Berlin, Germany. The museum houses the world's most extraordinary collections of middle-eastern architectural archaeology.

    A Turkish thirteenth-century bronze door handle in the form of dragons; here, they are positive symbols, intended to ward off evil. (The David Collection)

    The Roving Medievalist: Cup of the Ptolemies

    The god-stag Kal and the sun disk (2nd millennium BCE) found in the hittite royal tombs at Alaca Hüyük, Turkey. Both symbols are part of the Indo-European mythology





    Gilded wooden figurine of a deer from the Pazyryk burials, 5th century BC..............(The bearers of the Pazyryk culture were horse-riding nomads of the steppe)

    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 Corsica.

    The roman ruins of Sabratha in northwestern Libya (by dario lorenzetti).

    Minoan Bee Goddess, golden plaque, British Museum. Found at Camiros, Rhodes, 7th century BCE.