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Sbeitla is a small town in north-central Tunisia. Nearby are the Roman ruins of Sufetula, containing the best preserved Forum temples in Tunisia. The region was inhabited by nomadic tribes until the Legio III Augusta established a camp at Ammaedara. Ancient City, Ancient Ruins, Ancient Rome, Ancient History, Architecture Antique, Travel Humor, Funny Travel, Rome Antique, Roman History

Sbeitla is a small town in north-central Tunisia. Nearby are the Roman ruins of Sufetula, containing the best preserved Forum temples in Tunisia. The region was inhabited by nomadic tribes until the Legio III Augusta established a camp at Ammaedara. Through the surrender of the Berber leader Tacfarinas the region was pacified and populated under the Emperor Vespasian and his sons between 67 and 69.

The ancient Uratian iron age fortress of Van, Van, Turkey 2 – 81 İl Türkiye Ancient Ruins, Ancient History, Turkey Travel, Turkey Europe, Iron Age, Ancient Architecture, Ancient Civilizations, Places To See, Rome

Pictures of Greek Sculpture of Van Fortress, Lake Van, Turkey - Stock Photos | Funkystock Picture & Image Library Resource

The ancient Uratian iron age fortress of Van, Van, Turkey 2

Three headed dragon wall painting from an Etruscan tomb at the necropolis of Pianacce, dated to the century BC. Ancient Rome, Ancient Greece, Ancient History, Art History, Roman History, Roman Art, Minoan, Carthage, Greek Art

Tomb of the Infernal Four-Horses Chariot, in the Etruscan necropolis of Pianacce at Sarteano (Siena): one of the best examples of Etruscan wall painting of the 4th century BCE.

Lidded Cacao-Drinking Vessel, Maya (present-day Guatemala), AD (Early Classic), earthenware, slip with incising Mayan History, Ancient History, Ancient Egypt, History Of Chocolate, Maya Civilization, Guatemala, Inka, Vases, Mesoamerican

Lidded Vessel

No ancient Mayan feast was complete without chocolate, offered to guests in pots like this one. Rather than formed into bars for eating, chocolate for the ancient Maya was a drink spiced with chili peppers and sweetened with honey. The theme of chocolate is reinforced in the vessel’s decoration, from the cacao beans (from which chocolate is made) sculpted on its body to the lid’s handle, which is shaped like a cacao tree. The Mayan Maize God, the most important deity for the Maya, is shown…

Mesopotamia-Sumer bce -in Ur tombs, tells the story of War (king inspecting slaves) and Peace (feast with king on the throne) - inlay with lapis lazuli and shell on limestone - c: register, kings is taller than the others, twisted perspective, Ancient Aliens, Ancient Egypt, Ancient History, Art History, Ancient Mesopotamia, Ancient Civilizations, Lapis Lazuli, Epic Of Gilgamesh, Empire Romain

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The Standard of Ur. Front and back sides. c. 2600 B.C. Wood inlaid with shell, limestone, and lapis lazuli, height 8"

Picture above showing attire of Sumerian times, including make up. It’s based in part on Enheduanna, a priestess who is considered the world’s earliest known author in human history. It’s a part of a guide to dress as a priestess found here for. Ancient Mesopotamia, Ancient Civilizations, Aliens, 2017 Image, Religion, Ancient Near East, Bronze Age, Ancient History, Women's History

Enheduanna

Enheduanna (ca. 2300 BCE) is the earliest known author in the history of human civilization. The daughter of King Sargon of Akkad, she was a high priestess & poet in Ur. Her powerful hymns to the goddess Inanna narrate her own religious consciousness & became sacred. She was also an important political figure & probably played a crucial role in Sargon’s rise to power & consolidation of the religious establishment. The famous “Enheduanna Disk” (inset) actually records her likeness.

"Lost Kingdoms Hindu-Buddhist Sculpture of Early Southeast Asia, to Century" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art April 2014 Ancient Symbols, Ancient Art, Asia Society, Asian Sculptures, Indonesian Art, Mid Century Modern Art, Buddhist Art, New York, Sacred Art

Lost Kingdoms

During the late 8th C. a new expression of the savior bodhisattva appeared in S.E. Asia, inspired by developments of esoteric forms of Buddhism in India. Protectress Mahapratisara, 9th C.. Western Indonesia.

Transcription of the Shangshu, book of documents, one of the five classics, from Zhou dynasty. It describes the fights of the previous kings as well as the sacrificial ceremonies. World History Facts, Out Of Place Artifacts, Zhou Dynasty, Pseudo Science, Chinese Writing, I Ching, Ancient China, Ancient History, Archaeology

The Book of Documents (Shujing, earlier Shu-king) or Classic of History, also known as the Shangshu, is one of the Five Classics of ancient Chinese literature. It is a collection of rhetorical prose attributed to figures of ancient China, and served as the foundation of Chinese political philosophy for over 2,000 years.

Manichaean priests copy down texts in a cave painting from China’s Tarim Basin, century CE. Manichaeism was a central Asian religion that was begun by Mani, a Zoroastrian from Persia, in the. History Articles, Islam, World Religions, Carl Jung, Le Far West, Jesus Cristo, Silk Road, Central Asia, Ancient Civilizations

Manichaean priests, writing at their desks. Manuscript from Khocho, Tarim Basin. Leaf from a Manichaean Book. Khocho, Ruin K. ca. 8th-9th C. paint on paper.