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Hymn to Iddin-Dagan, Mesopotamia

Hymn to Iddin-Dagan 1950BCE

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

A Praise Poem of Iddin-Dagan 1900BCE

Minoan Pyxis Stone Lid, Aegean Civilizations

Minoan Pyxis Stone Lid 2600 – 1900BCE

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 1900BCE

The Head of Hammurabi, Mesopotamia

The Head of Hammurabi 1790BCE

Prologue to Law Code of Hammurabi, Mesopotamia

Prologue to Law Code of Hammurabi 1780BCE

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, 1754BCE

Law Code of Hammurabi, Mesopotamia

Law Code of Hammurabi 1750BCE

Forked blade, 璋 (Zhang), Ancient China

Forked blade, 璋 (Zhang) 1800 – 1600BCE

Mold Cape, The Celts

Mold Cape 1900 – 1600BCE

Nebra Sky Disk, Bronze Age

Nebra Sky Disk 1600BCE

The Liver Tablet, Mesopotamia

The Liver Tablet 1600BCE

Grave Circle A (Mycenae), Aegean Civilizations

Grave Circle A (Mycenae) 1600 – 1550BCE

Grave Circle B (Mycenae), Aegean Civilizations

Grave Circle B (Mycenae) 1675 – 1550BCE

Electrum Grave Mask from Grave Circle B, Aegean Civilizations

Electrum Grave Mask from Grave Circle B 1675 – 1550BCE

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 1550BCE

Dolphin Fresco Knossos, Aegean Civilizations

Dolphin Fresco Knossos 1545BCE

Grave Mask from Grave Circle A, Aegean Civilizations

Grave Mask from Grave Circle A 1600 – 1500BCE

Funerary Male Portrait, Mesopotamia

Funerary Male Portrait 1500BCE

Mycenaean Bull Rhyton, Aegean Civilizations

Mycenaean Bull Rhyton 1550 – 1500BCE

Mycenaean Diadem, Aegean Civilizations

Mycenaean Diadem 1600 – 1500BCE

Mycenaean Lion Rhyton, Aegean Civilizations

Mycenaean Lion Rhyton 1600 – 1500BCE

The Mask of Agamemnon, Aegean Civilizations

The Mask of Agamemnon 1550 – 1500BCE

Head of Man with Bows, Ancient Egypt

Head of Man with Bows 1479BCE

Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, Ancient Egypt

Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut Senenmut, 1479 – 1458BCE

Bronze Bull Leaping Figure, Aegean Civilizations

Bronze Bull Leaping Figure 1600 – 1450BCE

Minoan Serpentine Tankard, Aegean Civilizations

Minoan Serpentine Tankard 1750 – 1450BCE

Minoan Snake Goddess or Priestess, Aegean Civilizations

Minoan Snake Goddess or Priestess 1700 – 1450BCE

Egyptian Vessel, Ancient Egypt

Egyptian Vessel 1400BCE

Haematite Amygdaloid Seal, Aegean Civilizations

Haematite Amygdaloid Seal 1600 – 1400BCE

Luxor Temple, Ancient Egypt

Luxor Temple 1800 – 1400BCE

Minoan Agate Lentoid, Aegean Civilizations

Minoan Agate Lentoid 1400 – 1400BCE

Throne Room at Knossos, Aegean Civilizations

Throne Room at Knossos 1500 – 1400BCE

Phaistos Disk, Aegean Civilizations

Phaistos Disk 1850 – 1400BCE

Akhenaton Bust, Ancient Egypt

Akhenaton Bust 1355BCE

Akhenaten and Nefertiti, Ancient Egypt

Akhenaten and Nefertiti 1352BCE

Bust of Nefertiti, Ancient Egypt

Bust of Nefertiti 1340BCE

Golden Hat of Schifferstadt, Bronze Age

Golden Hat of Schifferstadt 1400 – 1300BCE

King Untash-Napirisha Axe Head, Mesopotamia

King Untash-Napirisha Axe Head 1300BCE

Minoan Haematite Cylinder Seal, Aegean Civilizations

Minoan Haematite Cylinder Seal 1400 – 1300BCE

Ritual wine warmer (Jia), Ancient China

Ritual wine warmer (Jia) 1400 – 1250BCE

Gold Celtic Torc, The Celts

Gold Celtic Torc 1200BCE

The Lion Gate in Mycenae, Aegean Civilizations

The Lion Gate in Mycenae 1300 – 1200BCE

Hafted axe with dragons, Ancient China

Hafted axe with dragons 1200 – 1100BCE

Jar with Dragons, Ancient China

Jar with Dragons 1200 – 1100BCE

Mycenaean Octopus Stirrup Jar, Aegean Civilizations

Mycenaean Octopus Stirrup Jar 1200 – 1100BCE

Nuragic Sanctuary of Santa Cristina, Neolithic

Nuragic Sanctuary of Santa Cristina 1100BCE

Minoan Bronze Tweezers, Aegean Civilizations

Minoan Bronze Tweezers 2900 – 1050BCE

Lapita carinated vessel, Teouma Pot No. 2, Lapita Expansion

Lapita carinated vessel, Teouma Pot No. 2 1200 – 1000BCE

Naveta d'Es Tudons, Neolithic

Naveta d'Es Tudons 2000 – 1000BCE

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3000 – 2001BCE

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