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Seal of the Knights Templar
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Seal of the Knights Templar

An illustration of a seal of the medieval military order the Knights Templar (c. 1119-1312 CE). One side shows the commonly used image of two knights riding a single horse while the other shows the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem where the order...
Masada, Camp F
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Masada, Camp F

Remnants of Camp F, one of several legionary camps of Legio X Fretensis just outside the circumvallation wall around Masada (modern-day Israel). Legio X Fretensis participated in Vespasian and Titus’ battle against the Jewish Revolt of 66...
Altarpiece of the Holy Blood, Rothenburg
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Altarpiece of the Holy Blood, Rothenburg

The Altarpiece of the Holy Blood in the church of Saint Jacob, Rothenburg, Germany. Made of glazed limewood by Tilman Riemenschneider (c. 1460-1531), it was completed by 1505. It shows the Last Supper in the central panel while the left...
Bearded Male Figurine from Tabqa-Euphrates Area
Imageby Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Bearded Male Figurine from Tabqa-Euphrates Area

During the late 3rd millennium BCE, the area of the middle Euphrates developed a distinctive regional culture. Between 1963-1973 CE, an international rescue mission excavated a large number of sites in this region which were threatened by...
Female Figurine from Carchemish
Imageby Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Female Figurine from Carchemish

During the late 3rd millenniumCE, the area of the middle Euphrates developed a distinctive regional culture. Between 1963-1973 CE, an international rescue mission excavated a large number of sites in this region which were threatened by flooding...
Inscribed lintel from Silwan
Imageby Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Inscribed lintel from Silwan

This lintel was part of a rock-cut tomb. The text, inscribed in Hebrew, mentions that this tomb belongs to the "royal steward" and that there is no gold or silver inside it, just his bones and those of his maid-servants. Although the lintel...
Khirbet Qeiyafa Ostracon
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Khirbet Qeiyafa Ostracon

An illustration showing the markings of an ostracon (pottery sherd) from Khirbet Qeiyafa, Israel. The sherd is cited as evidence that the Hebrew language was in use from the 10th century BCE. The text has been interpreted as a social statement...
Bar Kochba Administration Weight
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Bar Kochba Administration Weight

Inscribed lead weight, 803.6 grams used to ensure fair dealing in markets. It was issued by the administration of Simon Bar Kochba (son of the star) during the revolt of 132-135 CE. It was found at Beth Guvrin, one of his administrative centres...
A Terracotta Foundation Document from Nineveh
Imageby Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

A Terracotta Foundation Document from Nineveh

This terracotta prism was found in Nineveh. It documents Sennacherib's military campaigns and the rebuilding of the city of Nineveh. The siege and the capture of Lachish and Jerusalem occurred during his 3rd military campaign in 701 BCE...
Nebuchadnezzar's Right Hand Man
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Nebuchadnezzar's Right Hand Man

The Chief Eunuch, Nabu-sharrusu-ukin, rab sha-reshi, donated gold to the Marduk Temple at Babylon. His name and title occur as Nebo-Sarsekim, rab-saris, in Hebrew in the Book of Jeremiah. He probably met the prophet Jeremiah at Nebuchadnezzar's...
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