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Whenever you wander around an ancient place, be it Roman, Egyptian or Greek. Or visit some long ruined castle or cave, it is impossible not .

The 4000 year old clay tablet containing the story of the Ark and the flood stands on display at the British Museum in London...

The 4000 year old clay tablet containing the story of the Ark and the flood stands on display at the British Museum in London. According to a book by Irving Finkel of the British Museum.

tiny old book - Initial metallurgical tests indicate that some of the books could date from the first century AD.

Could this be the biggest find since the Dead Sea Scrolls? Seventy metal books found in cave in Jordan could change our view of Biblical history

tiny old book - Initial metallurgical tests indicate that some of the books could date from the first century AD.

This is Cherchen Man. He stood about six feet tall, had light hair and fair skin, and he lived about 3,000 years ago in what is today the Xinjiang region of western China. He sports facial tattoos. And the world’s oldest surviving pair of pants. He’s among a group of mummies found in the Tarim Basin dating from between about 1900 B.C. and 200 A.D

This is Cherchen Man. He stood about six feet tall, had light hair and fair skin, and he lived about years ago in what is today the Xinjiang region of western China. He sports facial tattoos. And the world’s oldest surviving pair of pants.

The "Epic of Gilgamesh" from Ancient Sumeria is perhaps the oldest known story in the world. It tells the story of the legendary hero king from the Sumerian city-state of Uruk. (2750-2500 BCE). Later Mesopotamian civilizations adopted this myth as their own. At first it was part of an oral tradition, but was finally written down on clay tablets like this one in cuneiform writing. It was originally written on 12 clay tablets in cunieform script. From the Royal Tombs of Ur

Part of the Epic of Gilgamesh written in Cuneiform. Perhaps the oldest known story (work of fiction) in the world. It tells the story of the legendary hero king from the Sumerian city-state of Uruk.

Ancient Bones That Tell a Story of Compassion - CRUCIAL CLUE Skeletons at the Man Bac burial ground. Their straight postures suggest that Burial 9's fetal position was evidence of severe disability.

Ancient Bones That Tell a Story of Compassion

Ancient Bones That Tell a Story of Compassion - CRUCIAL CLUE Skeletons at the Man Bac burial ground. Their straight postures suggest that Burial fetal position was evidence of severe disability.

Ancient Underground City of Derinkuyu in Turkey.   circa  1700 b.c.e.....kinda like in the coming race

Found in Ancient Underground City of Derinkuyu in Turkey. could hold men woman children and livestock, 13 stories, ventilation shafts, that bring air to deepest levels, part of network of several underground complexes living quarters across Cappadocia

Archaeologists in eastern Bulgaria say they have unearthed the oldest prehistoric town ever found in Europe, along with an ancient salt production site that gives a strong clue about why massive riches were discovered in the region. (Story and photo via AFP)

Bulgarians find oldest European town, a salt production center

Europe's oldest prehistoric town unearthed in Bulgaria - Archaeologists believe that the town was home to some 350 people and dates back to between 4700 and 4200 BC.

The Taylor Prism from the Neo-Assyrian empire tells the story of king Sennacherib's third campaign and includes descriptions of his conquests in Judah, some of which are described from another point of view in the old testament of the Bible.  The annals themselves are notable for describing his siege of Jerusalem during the reign of king Hezekiah. This event is recorded in several books contained in the Bible including Isaiah chapters 33 and 36; 2 Kings 18:17; 2 Chronicles 32:9.

Describes the Assyrian king Sennacherib's siege of Jerusalem in 701 BC during the reign of king Hezekiah. Kings 18 and British Museum, Oriental Institute of Chicago, and the Israel Museum

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