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More for inspiration than literal re-creation for an Arabian Nights party

"The khipu were knotted-string devices that were used for recording both statistical and narrative information, most notably by the Inka but also by other peoples of the central Andes from pre-Inkaic times, through the colonial and republican eras, and even – in a considerably transformed and attenuated form – down to the present day." Archaeologist Gary Urton, 2003 Quipu.png (299×449)

Tabularium, Wikimedia Commons, PD

Arabian Nights - Use as inspiration for the "door shaping" decoration

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Manuscript from Shanghai wikimedia commons PD

This is a mosaic portrait of Justinian. It was constructed around 550 AD. I found this at www.medievalists....

Late Imperia, 3rd–4th century A.D. Culture: Roman, Rhenish , Glass; blown and trailed Metropolitan museum of art

Arabian Nights by Scheherazade. (My ex bought me a leather-bound version of this with lovely illustrations. Too bad that he was such an asshole the rest of the time. :-0) ~ETS