Black basalt rectangular-sided monument recording Esarhaddon’s restoration of Babylon, 670 BC (via British Museum)

Mysterytopia: Ancient map.. inteligent ancient civilisation, Ancient map showing Antartica coastlines under the ice

Rock crystal dice, marked one to six. 1st-2nd Century AD. Roman Imperial Period. via the British Museum.

The Codex Gigas. The largest medieval manuscript in existence, created by a single scribe in the early 13th century. Sometimes called “The Devil’s Bible” because of a large unexplained picture of him. Lavishly illustrated. Just the writing alone, not counting the illustrations, would have taken five years of constant writing to complete

Some of the Lewis Chessmen may not have been chessmen at all according to new research. The 12th and 13th century gaming pieces which were discovered in Uig on the Isle of Lewis in 1831 are considered to be Scotland’s most renowned archaeological find. An article in the journal Medieval Archaeology by David Caldwell, Mark Hall and Caroline Wilkinson suggests that many of the 93 ivory pieces may have been used in a game called hnefatafl – an ancient Viking board game that pre-dates ches...

The All Seeing Eye on American one dollar bill. Each point, points to a letter.... and this spells out "mason"

Outer coffin of Queen Merytamun (M10C 119). Photograph by Harry Burton, 1929. Archives of the Egyptian Expedition, Department of Egyptian Art.

The Gayer-Anderson Cat" is an Ancient Egyptian statue of a cat made out of bronze, f664-332 BC. the British Museum.The statue is a representation of the cat-goddess Bastet.

Nazca Lines

Celtic Priest Stone Monument - Ireland - 4th century AD

Confederate Veteran ... a number of blacks served in the Confederate Army as soldiers. Historians and students of history agree that blacks served by the thousands in the Confederate Army, but they will dispute, however, that these blacks served as soldiers, and will dismiss their service as that of servants attached to the Army. Not so however.

lists a succession of kings and cities from Sumer, which begins with mythical kings, like Gilgamesh, and then goes on to list historical leaders. ca. 2000-1800 BCE

Tjelvar’s Grave on Gotland Island, Sweden: A stone ship, like this one, was an early burial custom primarily in Scandanavia. Most are dated 1000 - 500 BC. This particular grave is dated at 750 BC. According to legend Tjelvar was the mythical discoverer of Gotland. (by dans le grand bleu).

Viking ship detail. Viking Ship Museum, Oslo.

The Rosetta Stone has the same inscription written in three languages; Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs, Demotic, and Greek. Its discovery in 1799 was key to figuring out the hieroglyphic writing system, thus allowing modern historians to unlock the contents of many manuscripts and carvings that were previously unknown. The Rosetta Stone is currently located in the British Museum.

Viking picture stone

Wow...Ancient Egyptian mummified cat

Mushussu (also known as Mushhushshu or Sirrush) is the Dragon of Babylon and one of two animals depicted on the Ishtar Gate. It is depicted here on a kudurru (boundary stone) with divine symbols. This limestone kudurru dates back to the Second Dynasty of Isin, 1156-1025 BCE. Newly unearthed artifacts depicting the Mushussu or Mushhushshu that were kept in Babylon Museum in Iraq were stolen in mid October 2012. Photo by Babylon Chronicle

19th C. BCE - 18th C. BCE. Female, naked with raised arms holding objects, headdress, wings and bird-like feet. She is often believed to be an aspect of Ishtar the Mesopotamian goddess of sexual love and war. However, her bird-feet and accompanying owls have suggested to some a connection with Lilitu, called Lilith in the Bible, the first female. Old Babylonian period called the “Burney relief” or “Queen of the Night relief”. British Museum.

Painting from the tomb chapel of Nebamun