The Hereford Mappa Mundi: the largest medieval map that is still intact, featuring places, biblical stories, animals, 3D scan in comments,ca 1300,England [960 x 860]

The Hereford Mappa Mundi: the largest medieval map that is still intact, featuring places, biblical stories, animals, 3D scan in comments,ca 1300,England [960 x 860]

Extremely elaborate Dastana (Arm Guard) featuring Qur’anic inscriptions and floral motifs incorporated into its gold decor. Mughal India, 18th century. [2749×4000]

Extremely elaborate Dastana (Arm Guard) featuring Qur’anic inscriptions and floral motifs incorporated into its gold decor. Mughal India, 18th century. [2749×4000]

“The Shaft of the Dead Man” cave painting in Lascaux cave, France. Featuring a disemboweled bison and a man with a bird-shaped head having an erection. 17,000 years old. [1522 x 1191]

“The Shaft of the Dead Man” cave painting in Lascaux cave, France. Featuring a disemboweled bison and a man with a bird-shaped head having an erection. 17,000 years old. [1522 x 1191]

Cauldron made from bronze and wrought iron featuring two face finials and an inscription that might have been a excerpt from a poem. France or South Netherlands. 13th to 14th century AD. [1686×2063]

Cauldron made from bronze and wrought iron featuring two face finials and an inscription that might have been a excerpt from a poem. France or South Netherlands. 13th to 14th century AD. [1686×2063]

Wodden box that’s believed to have once housed game pieces. It’s decorated with painted roundels featuring motifs of booth real life and mythological animals. Made in modern day Germany (Upper Reine region) ~1300 AD. [1955×1352]

Wodden box that’s believed to have once housed game pieces. It’s decorated with painted roundels featuring motifs of booth real life and mythological animals. Made in modern day Germany (Upper Reine region) ~1300 AD. [1955×1352]

Celtic Gold ring featuring two symmetrical faces and rams heads. ‘Central European’ (exact place of discovery unknown), 4th century B.C. [1200×1190]

Celtic Gold ring featuring two symmetrical faces and rams heads. ‘Central European’ (exact place of discovery unknown), 4th century B.C. [1200×1190]

Golden earrings and necklace from tomb KV56 (Occupant unknown) featuring cornflower motifs and filigree. Egypt, 19th Dynasty. 1292 to 1189 BC. [1280×1064]

Golden earrings and necklace from tomb KV56 (Occupant unknown) featuring cornflower motifs and filigree. Egypt, 19th Dynasty. 1292 to 1189 BC. [1280×1064]

Pectoral featuring the name of Amenemhat III, from a jewelery box found in the tomb of Princess Mereret, daughter of Senusret III. Gold, carnelian and lazurite. 19th Century BC [1208×1017]

Pectoral featuring the name of Amenemhat III, from a jewelery box found in the tomb of Princess Mereret, daughter of Senusret III. Gold, carnelian and lazurite. 19th Century BC [1208×1017]

Bronze plate featuring a relief of a serpent. Believed to originally have been the lid for a vessel. Oxus civilisation or eastern Iran. late 3rd to early 2nd millennium B.C. [3811×3049]

Bronze plate featuring a relief of a serpent. Believed to originally have been the lid for a vessel. Oxus civilisation or eastern Iran. late 3rd to early 2nd millennium B.C. [3811×3049]