Period: Neo-Assyrian Date: ca. 8th century B.C. Geography: Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu, IRAQ) Culture: Assyrian 1958, excavated by Sir Max Mallowan on behalf of the British School of Archaeology in Iraq and the Metropolitan Museum of Art; ceded to the British School of Archaeology in Iraq in the division of finds; acquired by the Museum in 1959, purchased from British School of Archaeology in Iraq
"What the hell is this animal it was spotted in New Jersey" ➡ The photo didn't originate in New Jersey. It appears to have first surfaced on the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation's Facebook page. Another photo of the animal where it's shown facing forward, is more clear: www.facebook.com/... ..... The Department of Wildlife Conservation reports the animal was not the Jersey Devil, or a Chupacabra, but a hairless squirrel.
Carved black limestone statue of Bes, the Egyptian bandy-legged, dwarf deity with a lion's ears, mane, and tail. Bes is usually depicted as a bearded, savage-looking, yet comical figure, believed to guard against evil spirits and misfortune. Dirt patina. Ptolemaic. 305-30 BC