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.… Continue Reading

Votive Plaque of King Tanyidamani of the Kingdom of Kush (today Sudan), 100 BCE (Meroitic Period). This side shows the the lion-headed war and fertility god Apedemak holding a bundle of sorghum and a sceptre. The inscriptions are in Meroitic script and name the king and the god [784 × 1,533 pixels].

Votive Plaque of King Tanyidamani of the Kingdom of Kush (today Sudan), 100 BCE (Meroitic Period). This side shows the the lion-headed war and fertility god Apedemak holding a bundle of sorghum and a sceptre. The inscriptions are in Meroitic… Continue Reading

Newly Discovered Coffin from the Late Period unveiled at the inaugural opening of 12th Dynasty pharaoh King Amenemhat II to the general public; Dahshur, Egypt; Late Period (712-323 BC) [955 x 640]

Newly Discovered Coffin from the Late Period unveiled at the inaugural opening of 12th Dynasty pharaoh King Amenemhat II to the general public; Dahshur, Egypt; Late Period (712-323 BC) [955 x 640]

Puss and a Mew machine during Gin Craze period in England. Each customer placed a coin in the cat’s mouth, they would then whisper ‘Puss’ and a ‘Mew’ came in reply. Then shot was poured[375×500]

Puss and a Mew machine during Gin Craze period in England. Each customer placed a coin in the cat’s mouth, they would then whisper ‘Puss’ and a ‘Mew’ came in reply. Then shot was poured[375×500]

[OS] Japanese Portable Christian Shrine with South American oil painting of Virgin and Child; Momoyama Period; 16th Century [2000×1620]

[OS] Japanese Portable Christian Shrine with South American oil painting of Virgin and Child; Momoyama Period; 16th Century [2000×1620]