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    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

    Detail of ceremonial chariot. The falcon Horus carries the solar disk engraved with the winged scarab, the God Khépri, symbol of the rising sun and resurrection and a giver of life. Amarna type of sun (hieroglyph: The Key to Life). Beetle is the cyclic symbol of the sun and resurrection. He is the sun rising from itself, which comes from God. The beetle carries the huge ball of the sun between its legs, as the sun god returns shadows of the night. The beetle is day and night.

    Abydos, Carving, Egypt Pharaoh wearing the blue war crown and getting the breath of life from the ankh held by one of the gods of Egypt.

    Statuette of Amun, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 22, ca. 945–715 B.C. Egyptian Gold

    Statue, Wadjet (?) Period: Late Period Dynasty: Dynasty 25–26 Date: ca. 712–525 B.C. Geography: Egypt Medium: Bronze or copper all

    Louvre, Mésopotamie

    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

    Hatshepsut Temple Egypt

    The Grand Circle Just as every point along the equator is 6,215 miles from both the North and South Poles, every point along this circle of ancient sites is 6,215 miles from two axis points on Earth. Many ancient sites such as the Ziggurut of Ur, the Pyramids of Giza, and the cities of Petra and Persepolis lie along this 'grand circle'. (The equator in ancient times?)

    One of the greatest historical info graphics I have ever seen

    Amenhotep III and his Mother, Mutemwia in a Kiosk, Theban Tomb TT 226 Period: New Kingdom Dynasty: Dynasty 18 Reign: reign of Amenhotep III Date: ca. 1390–1353 B.C.

    Northwestern Iranian Gold Cup with Horned Animals, Marlik 2000 BC

    Bastet - Solid cast bronze statue of the cat goddess, Egypt 664-332 BC. (Musée du Louvre)

    Bas Reliefs with color remaining

    Sumerian Art Louvre

    "Ishtar Gate," Iraq from Matson Collection, 1932

    Sumerian art of Inanna becomes Amorite Clay Plaque depicting a woman in Sumerian city state Isin-Larsa C.2100 BCE