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    Head of a ruler Period: Early Bronze Age Date: ca. 2300–2000 B.C. Geography: Iran or Mesopotamia

    Caracol is the largest known Maya site in Belize and one of the biggest in the Maya world. Caracol had an estimated population of 180,000 people. The enormous central core area covered 15 square miles. Credit: Patrick J Endres

    An Egyptian Cartonnage Broad Collar, Late Period ca 664 -332 BC | Sands of Time Ancient Art

    Bronze Head of the Emperor HadrianThe British Museum

    Silver Statue of a Royal Woman with the Cartouches of Necho II on her Arms, Egypt, 610-595 BCE

    Canopic Chest of Tjuya; Valley of the Kings; KV 46,Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, P

    Gilded coffin of Tjuya, KV 46; Valley of the Kings; reign of Amenhotep III,Tutankhamun a

    Two Fayum mummies of children, with portraits, Roman Egypt

    Unique treasures include the Manichaean original texts from Central Asia, Christian texts in Sogdian, fragments in Bactrian and the 'Hephthalite' script, fragments of a psalter in Middle Persian and a variant of the Pahlavi script and fragments in Old Turkish Runes. #silkroad

    Girls Playing (Ephedrismos). Place: Ancient Greece. Date: Early 3rd century BC. Material: clay. Dimension: h. 26 cm. | © 1998 - 2015 The State Hermitage Museum.

    In 640 Chinese troops took #Gaochang on the northern Silk Road and its king and many of his musicians were taken captive along the Silk Road to the Chinese capital Chang'an. In 642 a Chinese imperial decree institutionalized ten foreign troops of musicians in the imperial palace. Just as the 'foreigner's dress' had become a fashion among the Tang aristocracy, so did a taste for 'western' music and dance. This figure is typical of the period with her hair in buns & her long gown & sleeves.

    Unguent vessel; tomb of Haity; Reign of Amenhotep IV; Akhenaten; Amarna, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs

    Head of a statue of an older man. Old Kingdom, 4th-5th Dynasty, ca. 2550-2460 B.C.

    Statue of Prince Horemakhet (701-690 BC) - Son of King Shabaka and High Priest of Amun in Thebes during the reign of his father and his two successors. He is shown wearing the Egyptian garment but his face is typically Kushite. Nubia Museum, Aswan, Egypt

    18th century Spanish colonial 'escritorio' (writing desk) from Columbia

    A roman marble

    Sculptor's Model with a Relief of a Goose - ca. 304-145 BC. Greco-Roman Period, Egypt.

    Rare Fossilized Turtle. This and more rare fossils for sale on

    morrisonite jasper

    Dress worn by Marie Antoinette

    Bust of Domitian, son of Vespasian, younger brother of Titus, and the 11th emperor. Domitian reigned from 81 to 96, and left no heir when he was assassinated, thereby ending the Flavian dynasty.

    Bowl, 3rd–4th century a.d. Roman Blown glass

    Statuette of a cat, inlaid with gold and silver. Iran, XIX century

    Exceptional Stingray and Fish Mural. This and more rare fossils for sale on

    A wonderful example of a viking silver bracelet made from a single band of metal, with punched decoration covering the outside of the piece. Found in Northern Norfolk, probably near Burnham Market, 9th or 10th century. The punched decoration is of a characteristic type used during the viking-age.