Motilla del Azuer. Daimiel
Pazuzu sculpture, c. 8th century B.C. Assyrian | Musée du Louvre
The Cave of the Swimmers, Egypt. figures are about the size of a human hand. The cave and rock art was discovered in 1933 by László Almásy. The Neolithic rock paintings of people swimming, estimated to have been made 10,000 years ago during the most recent Ice Age. When found many people did not believe they could represent actual swimmers. In 2007,Eman Ghoneim discovered an ancient Mega-Lake (30,750 km²) buried beneath the sand of the Great Sahara in the Northern Darfur region, Sudan.
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4,200 yr-old Silver cups discovered in Marvdasht, Iran.
Hattusa, in ancient Turkey, was first settled by the Hatti people, but when conquered ca. 1600 BCE, it became the capital of the Hittite Empire. In keeping with the militaristic ethos of the Hittites, by 1300 BCE, it was magnificently fortified. Situated on advantageous terrain, it was surrounded by double walls. On the ridge on the upper right is the "Acropolis" - the royal palace district. The city was destroyed in 1180 BCE during the Bronze Age Collapse.
Part of a throne with deity on a bull, late 8th–7th C. BCE Urartian gilded bronze Anatolia. Urartu was a powerful kingdom that rivaled the Assyrian empire in the first MILL BCE N.E Turkey into NW Iran. palace-fortresses protected agricultural production, many crafts, noted for extensive metalwork, late 7C BCE destroyed by an UNNOWN. From better-preserved examples, a figure wore horned crown of a deity. A throne and footstool supported by 4 deities and their animal companions symbol of power.
Linear B Tablet Tn316 called the sacrifice tablet- An inscription hastily written in Pylos before the city fell. It tells either of a vain attempt to placate the gods with human sacrifice to try to save the city OR it tells of "Sacrificers" who were the people who performed regular sacrifice. Found in the ruins at Pylos. This is a large tablet about the size of an iPad mini. Reproduction available soon.
Arkosic Dead Sea sandstone tablet describes repairs to Solomon's Temple by Joash who reigned about 839-799 BC and, in accord with this, carbon-14 dating by Israel's Geological Institute, under Shimon Ilani, has authenticated the inscription as being around 2,800 years old. The Institute's director, Amos Bean, reported that they had discovered flecks of gold burnt into the stone, indicating that it was probably in the Temple when the building was destroyed by invading Babylonians in about 586...
Clay nail with a building inscription of Gudea, the ruler of Lagash. The 22nd century BC.
gorgeous Roman agate bowl (1st/3th century CE) found near Koptos (Egypt). Located on the Nile, Koptos was a stop on the trade route that connected the Arabian Sea and the Mediterranean, on which traveled gemstones and spices from India. On display at the Getty Villa at Malibu, California
Etruscan warriors, a pediment decoration at Pyrgi, the port of Cervetery, ca.550 BCE | National Etruscan Museum, Rome
roman fibulae: clasps or brooches for fastening garments (like a safety pin)
Dino , Mohammed Anuz on ArtStation at https://www.artstation.com/artwork/K1Gqx
Papyrus manuscript of the gospel of John from an early copy of the New Testament in Greek. It contains only one leaf with the text of John 6:8-12.17-22. Found in Egypt, dates from around 250 AD and its located at the Palestine Institute Museum Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley California.
An Ancient Egyptian Show That’s Low on Bling but High on Beauty - The New York Times
Magic Chalice of King Tut 18th Dynasty Carved alabaster (calcite) The hidden scene becomes visible when lit. This side shows Ankhesenamum, Tut's wife, presenting him with two long palm branches symbolizing millions of years
Abu Simbel - Egypt - In 1255 BC Rameses and his queen Nefertari traveled into Nubia to inaugurate a new temple, the great Abu Simbel.
A rare Egyptian Blue Cylinder Seal, Mittonian ca 1500 - 1300 BC | Sands of Time Ancient Art
Only Kings, Queens and Gods were allowed to carry this symbol. The ankh is the Egyptian sign of life and indicates that the King or God holding it has the power to give life or take it away from lesser mortals.
Authorities in Cairo announced in July of 2007 that the remains of a mummy discovered in the Valley of the Kings, was that of Queen Hatshpsut, a female pharaoh that ruled in the 15th century. DNA analysis was used to identify the first royal Egyptian mummy since King Tut in 1922.
Hatshepsut, 18th Dynasty, Female Pharaoh, Identified by a tooth in 2007. Daughter of Thutmose I
A Mughal Gem-set Rock Crystal Cup -- 18th Century -- India -- Via Sotheby's