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Henry Weston Keen (British, 1871–1935). Skull Crowned with Snakes and Flowers, for the Duchess of Malfi and the White Devil by John Webster, 1918–35. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1967 (67.803.12) #skull #Halloween
One of archaeology's most compelling mysteries is that of the 13 Crystal Skulls. Skulls have been one of the most powerful objects of symbolism in human history, all over the world. Several "perfect" crystal Skulls have been found in parts of Mexico, Central and South America. Together, they form a mystery as enigmatic as the Nazca Lines, the Great Pyramids and Stonehenge.
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
No, it's not about Indiana Jones. There are actually 13 known crystal skulls that have been found throughout the earth. They are made from quartz crystal, they have absolutely no tooling marks. Their origins are a mystery and they are claimed to have healing powers. Wierd...