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Ancient Rock Crystal Dice. Twenty-sided dice (or lots), marked XI on two adjoining faces. Circa 1st-2nd century A.D., Roman Imperial period.

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AN EGYPTIAN AMETHYST CAT AMULET LATE PERIOD TO PTOLEMAIC PERIOD, 664-30 B.C.

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An Egyptian rock crystal scarab. Late Period, circa 664-332 B.C.

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Iceland Spar: Viking "Sunstone" used for navigation during the long winter months when the sun was not visible.

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The history of the tear bottle is captivating and poignant. Legends of tear bottles or lachrymatories abound in stories of Egypt and middle eastern societies. Tear bottles were prevalent in ancient Roman times, when mourners filled small glass vials with tears and placed them in burial tombs as symbols of love and respect.

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Monster Dices you can buy them here: http://www.maow-miniatures.fr/figurines.htm

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30 miles northwest of Thermopolis, Wyo. Ice Age paintings and carvings in Europe are revered as sublime achievements of early humans, yet the prehistoric rock art in the American West is far less known. At Legend Rock in central Wyoming, 10,000 years of profound beliefs are inscribed on red sandstone cliffs

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Old boiler: The world's first central heating system on display as 2000-year-old Pompeii villa gives rare insight into Roman life

Ancient boilers from Pompeii, the partially-buried Roman settlement near Naples in southern Italy.

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Half billion year old hammer embedded in rock that formed 400 MILLION years ago ~ Archaeologists analysed and dated it. The rock encasing the hammer was dated to more than 400 million years old. The hammer itself turned out to be more than 500 million years old. A section of the wooden handle had begun the metamorphosis into coal. The hammer’s head, made of more than 96% iron, is far more pure than anything nature could have achieved without assistance from relatively modern smelting…

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Egyptian Steatite Crocodile Amulet Late Period to Roman Period, circa 6th century BC-2nd century

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“This may be a 17th C charmstone…where round crystals are found set in silver on a chain for dipping into liquids as charms against disease. Such crystal balls were often found in Northern European burials of the early Middle Ages (especially Germanic, Merovingian and Anglo-Saxon). Meaney suggests these balls were frequently complemented with a sieve-spoon and were mostly found in female burials.”

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STAR GATES: Nestling on the slopes of Wangsan, one of the peaks in the Jirisan region (Korea), is a giant weighing 127 tonnes. Its carved with ornate designs. It rests flat against the mountainside, and is said to be one of the strongest sources of ki anywhere. Rest your hands on the rock for a minute, and you will benefit from that energy.

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