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The Gate to the Temple of Luxor Antoine-Xavier-Gabriel de Gazeau, comte de La Bouëre (French, Jallais 1801–1881 Grenoble) Date: 1836

Museo de antropologia by MX - Photograpy

Short Sword /Sheath 6th century BC

Statuette of Osiris with the name of Padihorpere. Late Period Dynasty: Dynasty 25–26 , ca. 712–525 B.C. Egypt. Bronze or copper alloy

MAP ca. 150 CE. Kushan Empire. Kujula Kadphises united the disparate tribes in the 1st C. BCE wresting control of the area from the Scytho-Parthians, the Yuezhi moved south into the N.W. Indian known as Gandhara (now parts of Pakistan and Afghanistan) and established a capital near Kabul.

Cosmetic tray with sphinx Period: Iron Age Date: ca. 6th–5th century B.C. Geography: Egypt or Iran

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

Neo-Assyrian Panel, 8th century B.C. Geography: Mesopotamia, Nimrud Assyrian yea

Coffin set of Henettawy, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 21, reign of Psusennes I, ca. 1040–992 b.c. Egyptian; From Deir el-Bahri, western Thebes Gessoed and painted wood

Neues Museum (Egyptian Museum), Berlin

The Berlin Golden Hat is a tall, conical artifact made of hammered gold and decorated with astronomic symbols including the moon almost 3000 years old. It dates back to 1000-800 BC and may have been used as the ceremonial hat of a high priest or ruler used when worshipping the sun. It is possible that the Berliner Gold Hat was also used as a calendar: the symbols on the artefact would have permitted the determination of dates or periods in both lunar and solar calendars. (repin)

Scythian saddle blanket from Pazyryk, Russian Altai mountains, 4th century B.C. Saint Petersburg, State Hermitage Museum.

Ancient Egyptian. Carved beige limestone ring with a seated falcon on top. 300 BC

Dress-pin by National Historical Museum, Sweden, via Flickr

Olmec colossal heads. The most recognized aspect of the Olmec civilization are the enormous helmeted heads. The Olmec are now recognized as the predecessors of the Maya and Aztec civilizations. Olmec head, Museo de Antropología, Xalapa Olmec head, Veracruz, circa 1942. The Olmec are now recognized as the predecessors of the Maya and Aztec civilizations. Many of the scientific and cultural discoveries previously credited to those cultures are now recognized as being discovered first by the Ol...

Porfirio Díaz standing next to the Aztec Sun Stone.

Mesopotamian Tablet

Horse heads, Chauvet Cave. Fourteen different animal species are depicted in the Chauvet Cave. Here, three beautiful horses' heads face one another.

Battery, Baghdad, 250 BCE. The Baghdad Battery is believed to be about 2000 years old (from the Parthian period, roughly 250 BCE to CE 250). The jar was found in Khujut Rabu just outside Baghdad and is composed of a clay jar with a stopper made of asphalt. Sticking through the asphalt is an iron rod surrounded by a copper cylinder. When filled with vinegar - or any other electrolytic solution - the jar produces about 1.1 volts.

The Only Ancient Egyptian Document that Mentions Israel (1,209 BCE – 1,208 BCE) The Merneptah Stele .