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Majiayao Culture Linear Design Pottery
Imageby Jan van der Crabben

Majiayao Culture Linear Design Pottery

Pottery vessel with linear whirl design from China, Gansu or Qinghai Province, Majiayao culture, late 4th / early 3rd millennium BCE. Exhibited at the Rietberg Museum, Zurich, Switzerland.
Map of Nok Culture Territory
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Map of Nok Culture Territory

A map indicating the approximate territory inhabited by the people of West Africa's Nok Culture (flourished 500 BCE - 200 CE) in modern-day Nigeria.
Cat Statue from the Nok Culture
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Cat Statue from the Nok Culture

A human-headed cat statue from the Nok Culture. From modern-day Nigeria. 500 BCE to 200 CE. (State Museum of Egyptian Art, Munich, Germany).
Longshan Culture Territory, China
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Longshan Culture Territory, China

A map indicating the regions of north-east China occupied by the Longshan culture from c. 3000 to c. 1700 BCE.
Nok Culture Fragment of a Figure
Imageby James Blake Wiener

Nok Culture Fragment of a Figure

As a result of erosion and mining, one of the oldest and most sophistcated art-producing cultures known in sub-Saharan Africa came to light in the mid-20th century. Hundreds of hollow figures, heads, and fragments made of coarse clay have...
A Jar from Hassuna Culture
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A Jar from Hassuna Culture

This ball-body jar was found in the Faida district of the modern city of Musil, Ninawa Governorate, Iraq. It dates back to the Hassuna period, 6th millennium BCE. (The Sulaimaniya Museum, Iraq).
History of the Etruscan Culture: the First Great Italian Civilization
Videoby Kelly Macquire

History of the Etruscan Culture: the First Great Italian Civilization

The Etruscans, who knew themselves as the Rasenna, were a culture that flourished in central Italy in the region of Etruria between the 8th and the 3rd century BCE. They are first mentioned by the Greek writer Hesiod in the 8th century BCE...
Etruscan Civilization
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Etruscan Civilization

The Etruscan civilization flourished in central Italy between the 8th and 3rd century BCE. The culture was renowned in antiquity for its rich mineral resources and as a major Mediterranean trading power. Much of its culture and even history...
Ancient China
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Ancient China

Ancient China produced what has become the oldest extant culture in the world. The name 'China' comes from the Sanskrit Cina (derived from the name of the Chinese Qin Dynasty, pronounced 'Chin') which was translated as 'Cin' by the Persians...
Trialeti Culture Necklace
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Trialeti Culture Necklace

This golden necklace was made by people who belonged to the ancient Trialeti culture. They flourished during the late-3rd and early-2nd millennium BCE. Many exquisite items crafted in gold and silver by the Trialeti culture have been found...
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