Cameo (lapiz lazuli): Empress Maria Theresa as protector of art, science and crafts, Florence 1746. Rare example of depicting technology on cameo and lapis lazuli is also an ancient material used in Mesopotamia and Egypt[1715×1139]

Cameo (lapiz lazuli): Empress Maria Theresa as protector of art, science and crafts, Florence 1746. Rare example of depicting technology on cameo and lapis lazuli is also an ancient material used in Mesopotamia and Egypt[1715×1139]

Cuneiform inscriptions from relief depicting siege of Lachish (701 BCE): “Sennacherib, the mighty king, king of the country of Assyria, sitting on the throne of judgment, before the city of Lachish. I give permission for its slaughter.”[840×560]

Cuneiform inscriptions from relief depicting siege of Lachish (701 BCE): “Sennacherib, the mighty king, king of the country of Assyria, sitting on the throne of judgment, before the city of Lachish. I give permission for its slaughter.”[840×560]