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Bronze Zhou Cooking Vessel
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Bronze Zhou Cooking Vessel

A Western Zhou ceremonial bronze of cooking-vessel form inscribed to record that the King of Zhou gave a fiefdom to Shi You, ordering that he inherit the title as well as the land and people living there. Bronze Gui of Shi You (food container...
Roman Coinage
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Roman Coinage

Roman coins were first produced in the late 4th century BCE in Italy and continued to be minted for another eight centuries across the empire. Denominations and values more or less constantly changed but certain types such as the sestertii...
Bronze Age Burial Tomb at Lchashen
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Bronze Age Burial Tomb at Lchashen

When Lake Sevan's water dropped due to hydroelectric production in 1950, countless graves and other ancient artifacts were uncovered in Lchashen, Armenia. Over the decades, 800 graves were discovered the majority of which were made from stone...
Ship Procession Fresco, Akrotiri
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Ship Procession Fresco, Akrotiri

Bronze Age fresco of a ship procession from Akrotiri on the Aegean island of Thera (modern-day Santorini). From Room 5 of the West House, c. 2000-1500 BCE. (National Archaeological Museum, Athens)
Nebra Sky Disc
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Nebra Sky Disc

A photo of the Nebra Sky Disc, a Bronze Age artifact (c. 1600 BCE) found in Nebra, Germany.
Cargo Reconstruction, Uluburun Shipwreck
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Cargo Reconstruction, Uluburun Shipwreck

A reconstruction of the interior of the Bronze Age Uluburun shipwreck, 1330-1300 BCE. The ship sank off the coast of Lycia and contained, amongst other cargo, ten tons of copper ingots, tin ingots and jars of resin and foodstuffs. (Bodrum...
Statue of Idrimi
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Statue of Idrimi

Late Bronze Age / Syrian, 16th century BC From Tell Atchana (ancient Alalakh), modern Turkey A statue of a king of Alalakh, covered with his biography in cuneiform This extraordinary statue represents Idrimi, a king of Alalakh. It...
White Horse of Uffington
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White Horse of Uffington

The white horse of Uffington, a Bronze Age carving into the chalk hills in Oxfordshire, England.
Cycladic Harp Player Figurine
Imageby Mary Harrsch (Photographed at the Getty Villa, Malibu)

Cycladic Harp Player Figurine

A 28cm high, marble harp player from the Cycladic islands, 2700-2300 BCE. It is one of the earliest representations of a musician from the Bronze Age Aegean. (J.Paul Getty museum, Malibu, USA).
Prince's Tomb (Cava Lazzaro, Ragusa, Sicily)
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Prince's Tomb (Cava Lazzaro, Ragusa, Sicily)

Castelluccian Culture tomb (early bronze age, 2200-1400 BCE) excavated in the rock, with a double-room and eight false pillars on the facade, in bas-relief, finely decorated with chevron engraving, triangles, circles and dots right inside...
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