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7000 Years Ago Saharan Africans Milked Cows, Made Cheese. A rock art image, between 5,000 and 8,000 years old, depicts domesticated cattle. It's from Wadi Imha in the Tadrart Acacus Mountains in the Libyan Sahara. Dating of residue in food preparation bowls confirms milk consumption in the Sahara 7,000 years ago. (Roberto Ceccacci © The Archaeological Mission in the Sahara, Sapienza University of Rome )

Discovery: Prehistoric Africans milked cows, processed milk

7000 Years Ago Saharan Africans Milked Cows, Made Cheese. A rock art image, between 5,000 and 8,000 years old, depicts domesticated cattle. It's from Wadi Imha in the Tadrart Acacus Mountains in the Libyan Sahara. Dating of residue in food preparation bowls confirms milk consumption in the Sahara 7,000 years ago. (Roberto Ceccacci © The Archaeological Mission in the Sahara, Sapienza University of Rome )

Mysterious white rings made of brick dot the landscape where Harappan people lived, but archaeologists do not know the function. One guess is platforms for spreading and drying of grains. Source: North Park University, Chicago, Illinois.

Mysterious white rings made of brick dot the landscape where Harappan people lived, but archaeologists do not know the function. One guess is platforms for spreading and drying of grains. Source: North Park University, Chicago, Illinois.

Latest research on the oldest surviving rock art of Southeast Asia shows that the region’s first people, hunter-gatherers who arrived over 50,000 years ago, brought with them a rich art practice. A naturalistic painting of a deer at a rock art site near Siem Reap, Cambodia is the oldest painting of the region (Photo: Paul Taçon). Ancient rock art discovery across Asia - November 26th, 2014.

Latest research on the oldest surviving rock art of Southeast Asia shows that the region’s first people, hunter-gatherers who arrived over 50,000 years ago, brought with them a rich art practice. A naturalistic painting of a deer at a rock art site near Siem Reap, Cambodia is the oldest painting of the region (Photo: Paul Taçon). Ancient rock art discovery across Asia - November 26th, 2014.

Myths speak of an ancient port city in India where 6 temples were submerged beneath the waves in a single day leaving a 7th temple still standing on the seashore. After the 2004 tsunami Archaeologists found the stone remains of a temple, including a granite lion, buried in the sand near India's famous beachfront Mahabalipuram Temple. So, what caused the sudden and sustained rise in sea level 1,200 years ago?

Myths speak of an ancient port city in India where 6 temples were submerged beneath the waves in a single day leaving a 7th temple still standing on the seashore. After the 2004 tsunami Archaeologists found the stone remains of a temple, including a granite lion, buried in the sand near India's famous beachfront Mahabalipuram Temple. So, what caused the sudden and sustained rise in sea level 1,200 years ago?

The remains of Tutankamun’s Parents -- Akhenaten, and the mummy only identified as “The Younger Lady” -- and his grandparents, Queen Tiye and Amenhotep III. It was recently proven that this “Younger Lady” mummy is in fact Tutankamun’s mother, and a full sister to Akhenaten. Thus King Tut only had one set of grandparents.

The remains of Tutankamun’s Parents -- Akhenaten, and the mummy only identified as “The Younger Lady” -- and his grandparents, Queen Tiye and Amenhotep III. It was recently proven that this “Younger Lady” mummy is in fact Tutankamun’s mother, and a full sister to Akhenaten. Thus King Tut only had one set of grandparents.

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.

Maiherpri Papyrus, Book of the Dead, from unplundered tomb in Valley of the Kings, Maiherpri was a noble, Black Pharaohs, Nubians, Egypt, The Egyptian Museum, Cairo

Maiherpri Papyrus, Book of the Dead, from unplundered tomb in Valley of the Kings, Maiherpri was a noble, Black Pharaohs, Nubians, Egypt, The Egyptian Museum, Cairo

The Code of Hammurabi (Codex Hammurabi, originated 1760 BCE in Ancient Babylon) is an ancient law code that predates the Law of Moses (1312 BCE), also known as the Mosaic Law/Torah (Jews) or Old Testament (Christians).  Hammurabi's Code was created by the Babylonian king Hammurabi on seven foot tall, black diorite steel and depicts the king receiving the law from, Shamash, the Babylonian God of Justice

What's so important about the Code of Hammurabi?

The Code of Hammurabi (Codex Hammurabi, originated 1760 BCE in Ancient Babylon) is an ancient law code that predates the Law of Moses (1312 BCE), also known as the Mosaic Law/Torah (Jews) or Old Testament (Christians). Hammurabi's Code was created by the Babylonian king Hammurabi on seven foot tall, black diorite steel and depicts the king receiving the law from, Shamash, the Babylonian God of Justice

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