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Hymn to Iddin-Dagan, Mesopotamia

Hymn to Iddin-Dagan

1950 BCE

Your kingship is good for the people. The people spend their days in abundance thanks to you.

A Praise Poem of Iddin-Dagan

1900 BCE
Minoan Pyxis Stone Lid, Aegean Civilizations

Minoan Pyxis Stone Lid

2600 BCE-1900 BCE

In order to find sweetness in the bed on the joyous coverlet, my lady bathes her holy thighs.

The Fertility Ritual of Inana and Iddin-Dagan

1900 BCE
The Head of Hammurabi, Mesopotamia

The Head of Hammurabi

1790 BCE
Prologue to Law Code of Hammurabi, Mesopotamia

Prologue to Law Code of Hammurabi

1780 BCE

The First Law of the Land: if any one ensnare another, then he that ensnared him shall be put to death

Law Code of Hammurabi

Hammurabi, 1754 BCE
Law Code of Hammurabi, Mesopotamia

Law Code of Hammurabi

1750 BCE
Forked blade, 璋 (Zhang), Ancient China

Forked blade, 璋 (Zhang)

1800 BCE-1600 BCE
Mold Cape, The Celts

Mold Cape

1900 BCE-1600 BCE
Nebra Sky Disk, Bronze Age

Nebra Sky Disk

1600 BCE
The Liver Tablet, Mesopotamia

The Liver Tablet

1600 BCE
Grave Circle A (Mycenae), Aegean Civilizations

Grave Circle A (Mycenae)

1600 BCE-1550 BCE
Grave Circle B (Mycenae), Aegean Civilizations

Grave Circle B (Mycenae)

1675 BCE-1550 BCE
Electrum Grave Mask from Grave Circle B, Aegean Civilizations

Electrum Grave Mask from Grave Circle B

1675 BCE-1550 BCE

I am one of those gods, the Powers who effect the triumph of Osiris over his adversaries on the day of the Weighing of the Words : I am thy kinsman, Osiris.

The Book of the Dead

1550 BCE
Dolphin Fresco Knossos, Aegean Civilizations

Dolphin Fresco Knossos

1545 BCE
Grave Mask from Grave Circle A, Aegean Civilizations

Grave Mask from Grave Circle A

1600 BCE-1500 BCE
Funerary Male Portrait, Mesopotamia

Funerary Male Portrait

1500 BCE
Mycenaean Bull Rhyton, Aegean Civilizations

Mycenaean Bull Rhyton

1550 BCE-1500 BCE
Mycenaean Diadem, Aegean Civilizations

Mycenaean Diadem

1600 BCE-1500 BCE
Mycenaean Lion Rhyton, Aegean Civilizations

Mycenaean Lion Rhyton

1600 BCE-1500 BCE
The Mask of Agamemnon, Aegean Civilizations

The Mask of Agamemnon

1550 BCE-1500 BCE
Head of Man with Bows, Ancient Egypt

Head of Man with Bows

1479 BCE
Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, Ancient Egypt

Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut

Senenmut, 1479 BCE-1458 BCE
Bronze Bull Leaping Figure, Aegean Civilizations

Bronze Bull Leaping Figure

1600 BCE-1450 BCE
Minoan Serpentine Tankard, Aegean Civilizations

Minoan Serpentine Tankard

1750 BCE-1450 BCE
Minoan Snake Goddess or Priestess, Aegean Civilizations

Minoan Snake Goddess or Priestess

1700 BCE-1450 BCE
Egyptian Vessel, Ancient Egypt

Egyptian Vessel

1400 BCE
Haematite Amygdaloid Seal, Aegean Civilizations

Haematite Amygdaloid Seal

1600 BCE-1400 BCE
Luxor Temple, Ancient Egypt

Luxor Temple

1800 BCE-1400 BCE
Minoan Agate Lentoid, Aegean Civilizations

Minoan Agate Lentoid

1400 BCE-1400 BCE
Throne Room at Knossos, Aegean Civilizations

Throne Room at Knossos

1500 BCE-1400 BCE
Phaistos Disk, Aegean Civilizations

Phaistos Disk

1850 BCE-1400 BCE
Akhenaton Bust, Ancient Egypt

Akhenaton Bust

1355 BCE
Akhenaten and Nefertiti, Ancient Egypt

Akhenaten and Nefertiti

1352 BCE
Bust of Nefertiti, Ancient Egypt

Bust of Nefertiti

1340 BCE
Golden Hat of Schifferstadt, Bronze Age

Golden Hat of Schifferstadt

1400 BCE-1300 BCE
King Untash-Napirisha Axe Head, Mesopotamia

King Untash-Napirisha Axe Head

1300 BCE
Minoan Haematite Cylinder Seal, Aegean Civilizations

Minoan Haematite Cylinder Seal

1400 BCE-1300 BCE
Ritual wine warmer (Jia), Ancient China

Ritual wine warmer (Jia)

1400 BCE-1250 BCE
Gold Celtic Torc, The Celts

Gold Celtic Torc

1200 BCE
The Lion Gate in Mycenae, Aegean Civilizations

The Lion Gate in Mycenae

1300 BCE-1200 BCE
Hafted axe with dragons, Ancient China

Hafted axe with dragons

1200 BCE-1100 BCE
Jar with Dragons, Ancient China

Jar with Dragons

1200 BCE-1100 BCE
Mycenaean Octopus Stirrup Jar, Aegean Civilizations

Mycenaean Octopus Stirrup Jar

1200 BCE-1100 BCE
Nuragic Sanctuary of Santa Cristina, Neolithic

Nuragic Sanctuary of Santa Cristina

1100 BCE
Minoan Bronze Tweezers, Aegean Civilizations

Minoan Bronze Tweezers

2900 BCE-1050 BCE
Lapita carinated vessel, Teouma Pot No. 2, Lapita Expansion

Lapita carinated vessel, Teouma Pot No. 2

c. 1200 BCE-1000 BCE
Naveta d'Es Tudons, Neolithic

Naveta d'Es Tudons

2000 BCE-1000 BCE
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