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P1050771 Louvre code Hammurabi bas relief rwk.JPG

P1050771 Louvre code Hammurabi bas relief rwk.JPG

Original 7 Wonders of the World. makes me sad that all but one has been destroyed.

Original 7 Wonders of the World. makes me sad that all but one has been destroyed.

The Museum of the Dead. Palermo, where the corpses are treated as characters in a play...  from cabinetmagazine.org

The Museum of the Dead. Palermo, where the corpses are treated as characters in a play... from cabinetmagazine.org

Udegram cemetary near the archeological site of the ancient city of Barikot in Swat Valley Afghanistan. Preliminary dating places it at 3000 yrs old. Thought to be a site of one of the battles of Alexander the Great.

In Pakistan, Secrets Of A 3,000-Year-Old Cemetery

Udegram cemetary near the archeological site of the ancient city of Barikot in Swat Valley Afghanistan. Preliminary dating places it at 3000 yrs old. Thought to be a site of one of the battles of Alexander the Great.

August Landmesser - this is one of the coolest things I have seen in ages.

August Landmesser - this is one of the coolest things I have seen in ages.

Babylonian mathematics - The most ancient mathematical texts available are Plimpton 322 (Babylonian mathematics c. 1900 BC),

Babylonian mathematics - The most ancient mathematical texts available are Plimpton 322 (Babylonian mathematics c. 1900 BC),

Persepolis Recreated (English) - YouTube 41:21

Persepolis Recreated (English) - YouTube 41:21

Image of ceremonial attire featured in Travels in Western Africa in the Years 1818, 19, 20, and 21 from the River Gambia, through Woolli, Gondoo, Galam, Kasson, Kaarta, and Foolidoo, to the River Niger  Forgotten Failures of African Exploration | The Public Domain Review

Image of ceremonial attire featured in Travels in Western Africa in the Years 1818, 19, 20, and 21 from the River Gambia, through Woolli, Gondoo, Galam, Kasson, Kaarta, and Foolidoo, to the River Niger Forgotten Failures of African Exploration | The Public Domain Review

Seated statue of Gudea, prince of Lagash/Tello, ancient Girsu  Neo-Sumerian period (c. 2125-2110 BC)  Diorite  "After the fall of the empire of Agade, Gudea, prince of Lagash, inaugurated a renaissance of Sumer, marked both by literary blossoming, corresponding to Sumerian classicism, and by an art of the court which exalted an ideal of serene piety and, one could almost say, of humanism."

Seated statue of Gudea, prince of Lagash/Tello, ancient Girsu Neo-Sumerian period (c. 2125-2110 BC) Diorite "After the fall of the empire of Agade, Gudea, prince of Lagash, inaugurated a renaissance of Sumer, marked both by literary blossoming, corresponding to Sumerian classicism, and by an art of the court which exalted an ideal of serene piety and, one could almost say, of humanism."

Estela de la Victoria o de Naram-Sin. Piedra Arenisca Roja, Susa, 2300-200 a.C. París, Museo del Louvre. La escultura y el relieve son instrumentos de exaltación política y militar del soberano. Se emplean técnicas y materiales para este fin. El relieve històrico-narrativo usado por los sumerios, tendrá ahora un gran protagonismo renovando su iconografía y técnica mediante la introducción de novedades. La estela de Narm-Sin refleja esta intencionalidad política, la victória de Akkad sobre…

Estela de la Victoria o de Naram-Sin. Piedra Arenisca Roja, Susa, 2300-200 a.C. París, Museo del Louvre. La escultura y el relieve son instrumentos de exaltación política y militar del soberano. Se emplean técnicas y materiales para este fin. El relieve històrico-narrativo usado por los sumerios, tendrá ahora un gran protagonismo renovando su iconografía y técnica mediante la introducción de novedades. La estela de Narm-Sin refleja esta intencionalidad política, la victória de Akkad sobre…

Statue of Gilgamesh with a possible representation of Enkidu, from the palace of Sargon II at Dur Sharrukin (now Khorsabad, near Mossul), 713-706 BC. [Look into the rest of this site on Ancient Origins, too.]

Statue of Gilgamesh with a possible representation of Enkidu, from the palace of Sargon II at Dur Sharrukin (now Khorsabad, near Mossul), 713-706 BC. [Look into the rest of this site on Ancient Origins, too.]

early-1900s History | early 1900s Sears Catalogue | Advertisements through history

early-1900s History | early 1900s Sears Catalogue | Advertisements through history

Sumer: The original Black civilization of Iraq - Queen Puabi - Sargon and the Akkadians

Sumer: The original Black civilization of Iraq - Queen Puabi - Sargon and the Akkadians