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Small Nimrud Ivory Panel of Three Rosettes
Imageby Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Small Nimrud Ivory Panel of Three Rosettes

Never seen by the Public before 2011. A small fragment of an ivory plaque from Nimrud. It was a carved panel with 3 perpendicular rosettes. The golden overlay is still intact. Neo-Assyrian Period, 9th to 8th centuries BCE. From Nimrud (ancient...
Nimrud Ivory Panel of Tawaret
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Nimrud Ivory Panel of Tawaret

Never seen by the public before 2011. A small fragment of an ivory plaque from Nimrud. Two figures of the Egyptian goddess Tawaret (the demon-wife of Apep and the first god of evil) can be seen. Phoenician art. Neo-Assyrian Period, 9th to...
Plan of Edinburgh Castle
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Plan of Edinburgh Castle

A plan of the buildings and layout of Edinburgh Castle, Scotland. Although occupied since the Bronze Age and site of a medieval castle from the 11th century, most of the structures today date from around 1500 with additions and modifications...
Nimrud Ivory Panel of Lotuses
Imageby Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Nimrud Ivory Panel of Lotuses

Never seen by the Public before 2011. A small rectangular fragment of an ivory plaque from Nimrud. It was carved with lotus flowers. The golden overlay is still intact. Neo-Assyrian Period, 9th to 8th centuries BCE. From Nimrud (ancient Kalhu...
Nimrud Ivory Panel of a Falcon-headed God
Imageby Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Nimrud Ivory Panel of a Falcon-headed God

Never seen by the public before 2011. A small fragment of an ivory plaque from Nimrud. There is figure of a falcon-headed Egyptian god. He is standing in a gesture of adoration in front of a tree. Phoenician art. Neo-Assyrian Period, 9th...
Gravestone of a Warrior, Black Sea
Imageby James Blake Wiener

Gravestone of a Warrior, Black Sea

A memorial carved from limestone of an ancient Black Sea warrior with his spear and shield. The Bosphorus region of present-day Turkey, c. 125-50 BCE. (Pushkin Museum, Moscow.)
The Steine, Dublin
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The Steine, Dublin

The Steine is a replica of a Viking longstone standing in Dublin. The use of the original standing stone is not clear, but it is believed to have been raised by the Viking settlers sometime during the 10th or 11th centuries and would have...
Nimrud Ivory Panel of a Winged Man
Imageby Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Nimrud Ivory Panel of a Winged Man

Never seen by the public before 2011. A small fragment of an ivory plaque from Nimrud. It shows a standing winged Egyptian man holding a stem of a lotus flower branching from a tree. The upper part shows a large lotus flower. Phoenician art...
Nimrud Ivory of a Winged Sphinx
Imageby Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Nimrud Ivory of a Winged Sphinx

Never seen by the public before 2011. A small fragment of an ivory plaque from Nimrud. A winged human-headed sphinx wears the double crown of Egypt. An apron hangs down on the chest with a projecting uraeus (rearing cobra) similar to those...
Gelert's Grave
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Gelert's Grave

The 13th-century CE story of a faithful dog, The Legend of Gelert became so popular that, in the 18th century CE, a hotel owner in Wales claimed to have found Gelert's grave and charged tourists to see it. Gelert's supposed grave remains...