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The oldest and most populated city of the ancient Assyrian Empire, Nineveh, sat on the eastern bank of the Tigris river. The city is first mentioned about 1800 BC as a center of worship of Ishtar whose cult was responsible for the city's early importance. A statue of the goddess was sent to Amenhotep III, Pharaoh of Egypt in the 14th century BC by orders of the king of Mitanni.

Cleopatra’s Kingdom, Alexandria, Egypt ~ Lost for 1,600 years, the Royal Quarters of Cleopatra were discovered off the shores of Alexandria by French underwater archeologist Frank Goddio, who is still shocked by the discovery. Buried under mud are jewels and golden coins, temples, colossal statues and bronze artifacts that rise from the seabed. Amazing!

"True pyramids in Egypt were topped by a special stone called a pyramidion, which was itself a miniature pyramid. It brought the pyramid structure to a point at the same angle and the same proportions as the main body.The ancient Egyptian word for the pyramidion, which could also sit atop the apex of an obelisk, was ben-benet, named for the sacred ben-ben stone kept in the temple of Heliopolis, the oldest center of the sun cult in Egypt."

Egyptian astrological.

WHO WERE THE VIKINGS? Vikings were not a “race” linked by ties of common ancestry or patriotism. Most Vikings come from the areas now know as Denmark, Norway and Sweden, though there are mentions in historical records of Finnish, Estonian and Saami. Their common ground–and what made them different from the European peoples they confronted–was that they came from a foreign land, they were not “civilized” in the local understanding of the word and–most importantly–they were not Christian.

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The city of Dublin The Vikings settled in Dublin from 841 AD onwards. During their reign Dublin became the most important town in Ireland as well as a hub for the western Viking expansion and trade. It is in fact one of the best known Viking settlements.

The great sea expeditions of the Viking Age - The basis of the great sea expeditions undertaken by the Vikings was ship technology. The Viking ship was a piece of high technology based upon hundreds of years of development and experience. It was distinguished by its narrow keel and shallow draught. This made even the largest ocean-going warships suitable for sailing onto beaches and up rivers. Such tactics enabled, for example, the siege of Paris to be carried out in the year 885.

Viking town of Sliasthorp - According to texts from the 8th century, the town served as the centre of power for the first Scandinavian kings. But historians have doubted whether Sliasthorp even existed. This doubt is now starting to falter, as archaeologists from Aarhus University are making one amazing discovery after the other in the German soil.

Archaeologists have discovered an impressive Viking magnate’s residence at Tissø, in West Zealand, with an associated market place and several cult sites located in the surrounding landscape. Excavation of the 500 m2 great hall at Tissø. Traces of the sturdy timbers that the hall was built from show as dark patches in the light natural subsoil.

Timeline of Viking brooches

Viking age / Danish hoard

Ancient Viking Scandinavian Gold Axe Amulet/Pendant Circa 11th Century

Gold necklace, Peru, ca 700-1100 A.D.

Some of the many puzzling artifacts being recovered from Siberia's far north as climate change reveals more of the soil.. They share common geometric shapes. A mineralogical analysis of them found they were made ​​of crystal grains of moissanite, one of the hardest minerals. The unique properties of moissanite means its often used in the aerospace, nuclear, electronics and other cutting-edge industries.

Samaritan necklace, gold, turquoise, amethyst, 1st century B.C.

Tombs Near Pyramid of Khafre

'Sensational' find - According to the researchers, this provides confirmation there were at least four distinct types of human in existence when anatomically modern humans (Homo sapiens sapiens) first left their African homeland. Along with modern humans, scientists knew about the Neanderthals and a dwarf human species found on the Indonesian island of Flores nicknamed The Hobbit. To this list, experts must now add the Denisovans.

Incan Stone Work. No Mortar. No "Knifable" Clefts. Every Stone Cut Differently.

Akakus, Libya, 14.000 years

25,000 Year Old Buildings Found In Russia | Beyond Science

Traces of 9,000-year-old hamlet uncovered in Iran. Signs of a 9,000-year-old settlement were discovered in Mahtaj Hill in Behbahan in the southwestern Iranian province of Khuzestan, said the head of the exploration team.

Traces of 9,000-year-old hamlet uncovered in Iran. Signs of a 9,000-year-old settlement were discovered in Mahtaj Hill in Behbahan in the southwestern Iranian province of Khuzestan, said the head of the exploration team.

El Kab tombs Upper Egypt