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    The Code of Hammurabi is a well-preserved Babylonian law code, dating back to about 1772 BC. It is one of the oldest deciphered writings of significant length in the world

    Hypatia; daughter of the mathematician Theon (c. 335-405) last librarian of Alexandria (in Roman controlled Egypt), who raised her like a boy. Her scientific teaching was perceived as pagan. Hypatia was ambushed and skinned alive by a mob of Christian fanatics. Arguably, her murder marks the beginning of the Dark Ages.

    Oct 25,1918. Before Hitler ruined it, the swastika was a positive symbol with a very, very long history. Meaning luck or well-being, used in many different religions and cultures. This is a photo of two kids before a Halloween dance on October 25, 1918.

    Horse-and-chariot pits, dating back as far as 770BC, China. Found in a Zhou Dynasty tomb in Luoyang, Henan Province, it provides unquestionable insights into funeral customs in the early Western Zhou dynasty.

    The ruins at Jericho

    Enclosure C, Göbekli Tepe, Turkey. Estimated to be 17000 years old from carbon dating which ties it with Puma Punku for oldest archeological sites ever unearthed.

    Ancient dictionary from Warka, Uruk, thought to be one of the first. Dates to the middle of 1st millenium BC, and is currently located at the Louvre, France.

    An Old Babylonian Serpentine Cuneiform Tablet

    Early writing tablet recording the allocation of beer Probably from southern Iraq, Late Prehistoric period, 3100-3000 BC

    The Rosetta Stone is a document that was carved in 196 B.C. and honours the Pharoah of Egypt praising him for the good things he had done for the priests and people of Egypt. The document is in three languages - Greek, Hieroglyphic and Demotic.After many years of studying the Rosetta Stone and other examples of ancient Egyptian writing, Jean-François Champollion deciphered hieroglyphs in 1822.

    Arkosic Dead Sea sandstone tablet describes repairs to Solomon's Temple by Joash who reigned about 839-799 BC and, in accord with this, carbon-14 dating by Israel's Geological Institute, under Shimon Ilani, has authenticated the inscription as being around 2,800 years old. The Institute's director, Amos Bean, reported that they had discovered flecks of gold burnt into the stone, indicating that it was probably in the Temple when the building was destroyed by invading Babylonians in about 586 BC

    The Rosetta stone.

    Ancient writings about the tree of life.

    Babylonian Kudurru, land grant, 16-17th BC, Mesopotamia.

    Petroglyphs in Gobustan, Azerbaijan, in the Caucasus, dating back to 10,000 BC indicating a thriving culture. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site considered to be of "outstanding universal value"

    The Rosetta Stone, Egypt, Ptolemaic Period, 196 BC. One of the most influential and famous ancient artifacts discovered, 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 inscription has three languages on it (Greek, demotic and hieroglyphs), each saying the same thing. Because of the translations, it provided great insight into the mystery of Egyptian hieroglyphs. Photo taken by Hans Hillewaert.

    The Chinchorro mummies are mummified remains of individuals from the South American Chinchorro culture, found in what is now northern Chile and southern Peru. They are the oldest examples of artificially mummified human remains, becoming popular up to two thousand years before the Egyptian mummies. To put this in perspective, the earliest mummy that has been found in Egypt dated around 3000 BC, while the oldest mummy recovered from the Atacama Desert is dated around 7020 BC.

    Approx. 12,000-Year-Old Göbekli Tepe - The world's oldest temple. Near Şanlıurfa - Turkey

    The Helmet of Agighiol is a Geto-Dacian silver helmet dating from the 5th century BC, housed in the National Museum of Romanian History, Bucharest. It comes from the Agighiol area, in the Tulcea County, Romania. The helmet is similar to the Helmet of Coţofeneşti and three other Getian gold or silver helmets discovered so far.