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Trees in Celtic Mythology: Trees were hugely significant to the ancient Celts. They believed different kinds of trees served different mystical purposes that helped them through their lives.

Trees in Celtic Mythology: Trees were hugely significant to the ancient Celts. They believed different kinds of trees served different mystical purposes that helped them through their lives.

13th B.C. -  Anatolia - bronze, gold, and silver. Hittite texts list offerings to deities during local festivals, which include small statuettes. In the open-air sanctuary at Yazilikaya, near Bogazkoy in central Anatolia images of the Hittite pantheon were carved in the rock walls. One with upraised wings, wearing a cap, kilt, and belt, and with arms bent as if holding a weapon. is according to an inscription the god Pirinki/ar, a deity associated with the winged divinity Ishtar.

13th B.C. - Anatolia - bronze, gold, and silver. Hittite texts list offerings to deities during local festivals, which include small statuettes. In the open-air sanctuary at Yazilikaya, near Bogazkoy in central Anatolia images of the Hittite pantheon were carved in the rock walls. One with upraised wings, wearing a cap, kilt, and belt, and with arms bent as if holding a weapon. is according to an inscription the god Pirinki/ar, a deity associated with the winged divinity Ishtar.

Anglo Saxon silver early penny, King Beonna of East Anglia (c. 749-57 or later); CM.81-1983, Fitzwilliam Museum Interlace cross

Anglo Saxon silver early penny, King Beonna of East Anglia (c. 749-57 or later); CM.81-1983, Fitzwilliam Museum Interlace cross


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Blue-eyed Sumerian figurines--The Sumerians are the oldest civilizations know to man.

Blue-eyed Sumerian figurines--The Sumerians are the oldest civilizations know to man.

Nineveh (Near present day Mosul, Iraq) l Recent discoveries (spring 2013) have resulted in the assumption that this may have been the true location of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.

Nineveh (Near present day Mosul, Iraq) l Recent discoveries (spring 2013) have resulted in the assumption that this may have been the true location of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.

Seated goddess with a child [Hittite] (1989.281.12) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Seated goddess with a child [Hittite] (1989.281.12) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The rare Demareteion (decadrachm) of Syracuse, Sicily c. 480-479 BC Demareteion is the name given in antiquity to a coin of Syracuse. The early Syracusan decadrachm was named the Demareteion because it was thought to have been struck from the proceeds of a gift of one hundred talents of gold made by the defeated Carthaginians to Demarete, the wife of the tyrant Gelon of Syracuse. However, this theory was later overturned. The dies of the decadrachms and the related tetradrachms, are by the…

The rare Demareteion (decadrachm) of Syracuse, Sicily c. 480-479 BC Demareteion is the name given in antiquity to a coin of Syracuse. The early Syracusan decadrachm was named the Demareteion because it was thought to have been struck from the proceeds of a gift of one hundred talents of gold made by the defeated Carthaginians to Demarete, the wife of the tyrant Gelon of Syracuse. However, this theory was later overturned. The dies of the decadrachms and the related tetradrachms, are by the…

A sixth century Anglo-Saxon wrist clasp, made of gilt silver with remains of niello.

A sixth century Anglo-Saxon wrist clasp, made of gilt silver with remains of niello.

A statue of Gilgamesh overpowering a lion. It was found in Khorsabad  #Sumerian

A statue of Gilgamesh overpowering a lion. It was found in Khorsabad #Sumerian

Openwork plaque with ram-headed sphinx  Period: Neo-Assyrian  Date: ca. 9th–8th century B.C.  Geography: Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu)  Culture: Assyrian  Medium: Ivory

Openwork plaque with ram-headed sphinx Period: Neo-Assyrian Date: ca. 9th–8th century B.C. Geography: Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu) Culture: Assyrian Medium: Ivory

old Greek coin - the owl of the Goddess Athena, a coin of ancient Athens

old Greek coin - the owl of the Goddess Athena, a coin of ancient Athens