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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

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

1790 BCE

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

1750 BCE

Forked blade, 璋 (Zhang)

1800 BCE-1600 BCE

Mold Cape

1900 BCE-1600 BCE

Nebra Sky Disk

1600 BCE

The Liver Tablet

1600 BCE

Grave Circle A (Mycenae)

1600 BCE-1550 BCE

Grave Circle B (Mycenae)

1675 BCE-1550 BCE

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

1545 BCE

Grave Mask from Grave Circle A

1600 BCE-1500 BCE

Funerary Male Portrait

1500 BCE

Mycenaean Bull Rhyton

1550 BCE-1500 BCE

Mycenaean Diadem

1600 BCE-1500 BCE

Mycenaean Lion Rhyton

1600 BCE-1500 BCE

The Mask of Agamemnon

1550 BCE-1500 BCE

Head of Man with Bows

1479 BCE

Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut

Senenmut, 1479 BCE-1458 BCE

Bronze Bull Leaping Figure

1600 BCE-1450 BCE

Minoan Serpentine Tankard

1750 BCE-1450 BCE

Minoan Snake Goddess or Priestess

1700 BCE-1450 BCE

Egyptian Vessel

1400 BCE

Haematite Amygdaloid Seal

1600 BCE-1400 BCE

Luxor Temple

1800 BCE-1400 BCE

Minoan Agate Lentoid

1400 BCE-1400 BCE

Throne Room at Knossos

1500 BCE-1400 BCE

Phaistos Disk

1850 BCE-1400 BCE

Akhenaton Bust

1355 BCE

Akhenaten and Nefertiti

1352 BCE

Bust of Nefertiti

1340 BCE

Golden Hat of Schifferstadt

1400 BCE-1300 BCE

King Untash-Napirisha Axe Head

1300 BCE

Minoan Haematite Cylinder Seal

1400 BCE-1300 BCE

Ritual wine warmer (Jia)

1400 BCE-1250 BCE

Gold Celtic Torc

1200 BCE

The Lion Gate in Mycenae

1300 BCE-1200 BCE

Hafted axe with dragons

1200 BCE-1100 BCE

Jar with Dragons

1200 BCE-1100 BCE

Mycenaean Octopus Stirrup Jar

1200 BCE-1100 BCE

Nuragic Sanctuary of Santa Cristina

1100 BCE

Minoan Bronze Tweezers

2900 BCE-1050 BCE

Lapita carinated vessel, Teouma Pot No. 2

c. 1200 BCE-1000 BCE

Naveta d'Es Tudons

2000 BCE-1000 BCE
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