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Lower Mesopotamia, Iraq, Sphinx throne decoration from Nimrud, ivory

Etruscan Ivory Pyxis with Sphinx Finial C. 650 BCE Cerveteri Tuscanya

Sumer:Ivory female face known as Mona Lisa, from ancient Nimrud

Head of a roaring lion Period: Neo-Assyrian Date: ca. 9th–8th century B.C. Geography: Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu)

statue of Pendua and his wife Nefertari

Painted limestone Dynasty 12, reign of Senwosret I ca. 1961-1917 B.C. From the offering chamber of the pyramid temple of Senwosret I, Lisht

Bronze Statuette of a Kore, Etruscan, c. last quarter of the 6th century BC

"Unfinished" Kudurru Kassite period, attributed to the reign of Melishipak (1186-1172 BC). Susa, Iran (where it had been taken as war booty in the 12th century BC). Limestone.

Steward Meri, Dynasty 11, c.2050 BC. British Museum, London. |

Golden Mask Thracian

Egypt - Roman Ptolemaic - bce 1c to 1c ce - Womans Mummy Mask

Sphinx throne decoration from Nimrud 9th-8th Century B.C., Lower Mesopotamia, Iraq

Tutankhamun from the back of his gold throne.

On June 27 in 1969, workmen cutting into a rock shelf situated on the Broadway Extension of 122nd Street, between Edmond & Oklahoma City, found an inlaid tile floor 3 ft below the surface, and covering several thousand square ft. A form of mortar was found between the tiles. It was dated at over 200,000 years old! So, of course, it was ignored because that doesn't fit with our 'understanding' of human history.

Sphinx Ornament From a Throne 7th с BC

A New Kingdom griffin trampling the enemies of Egypt. Griffins usually have stout feline bodies with the head of a falcon on a short neck.

Lion eating a man, one of the Nimrud ivories from the 9th-7th centuries from the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud (modern Niawa, Iraq)

The Sphinx is generally accepted to have been built along with the Pyramids of Giza around 2500 BC. But, the Sphinx today has a vertical weathering profile in the limestone trench surrounding it. This erosion, according to geology, could only be the result of prolonged rainfall, in contrast to the dry weather experienced in Egypt since 2500 BC. Based on the climatic evidence, a geologist at Boston University, estimated it between 9,000 to 12,000 years old, when climate was wetter

Openwork plaque with ram-headed sphinx Period: Neo-Assyrian Date: ca. 9th–8th century B.C. Geography: Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu) Culture: Assyrian Medium: Ivory

Mesopotamia, Civilization And The Sumerians:

Winged Sphinx Ivory Inlay. 8th-7th centuries BCE. Nimrud, Iraq.