Ancient Greek gold bracelet inlaid with garnet, amethyst, emerald, pearl, chrysoprase, glass, and enamel, 1st century BC. Purported to be a part of the Olbia treasure found in southern Ukraine during the late 1800s. [1799×1656]

Ancient Greek gold bracelet inlaid with garnet, amethyst, emerald, pearl, chrysoprase, glass, and enamel, 1st century BC. Purported to be a part of the Olbia treasure found in southern Ukraine during the late 1800s. [1799×1656]

Four faience vases bearing the Cartouche of Ramesses II and dedications to Amun-Ra and Mut. Initially made as liturgical vases meant to hold offerings, they where later re purposed as canopic Jars. Egypt, 19th dynasty. 1279 to 1213 BC. [773×429]

Four faience vases bearing the Cartouche of Ramesses II and dedications to Amun-Ra and Mut. Initially made as liturgical vases meant to hold offerings, they where later re purposed as canopic Jars. Egypt, 19th dynasty. 1279 to 1213 BC. [773×429]

One of the Amarna letters. A series of 382 tablets archiving various correspondences between the Egyptian Pharaohs and rulers of surrounding nations. Most are written in Akkadian cuneiform, a common Lingua franca of the time period. Egypt (Akhetaten), 18th dynasty. 1350 to 1330 BC. [2028×3552]

One of the Amarna letters. A series of 382 tablets archiving various correspondences between the Egyptian Pharaohs and rulers of surrounding nations. Most are written in Akkadian cuneiform, a common Lingua franca of the time period. Egypt (Akhetaten), 18th dynasty. 1350 to 1330 BC. [2028×3552]

A Babylonian astronomical diary recording the death of Alexander the Great. Because of the cyclical nature of astronomical phenomena, historians were able to use the astronomical data recorded at the time to determine his death as between the evenings of June 10 and June 11, 323 BC. [4000×2826]

A Babylonian astronomical diary recording the death of Alexander the Great. Because of the cyclical nature of astronomical phenomena, historians were able to use the astronomical data recorded at the time to determine his death as between the evenings of June 10 and June 11, 323 BC. [4000×2826]