One of the original Gudi (Lit, “Bone Flute”). A group of flute like instruments found in a Neolithic tomb in Jiahu and represents the oldest musical instruments found in the region. Peiligang culture, modern day China. ~6000 BC. [7952×5304]

One of the original Gudi (Lit, “Bone Flute”). A group of flute like instruments found in a Neolithic tomb in Jiahu and represents the oldest musical instruments found in the region. Peiligang culture, modern day China. ~6000 BC. [7952×5304]

Golden fan found in Tutankhamun tomb, Egypt 14 th c. BCE. Stumps of feathers may still be seen in the holes on the outer edge of the palm; depicts the king returning from the hunt; attendants carrying ostriches[960×783]

Golden fan found in Tutankhamun tomb, Egypt 14 th c. BCE. Stumps of feathers may still be seen in the holes on the outer edge of the palm; depicts the king returning from the hunt; attendants carrying ostriches[960×783]

Polyxena Sarcophagus. Depicts the sacrifice of Polyxena, the daughter of Priam(Trojan King), by Neuptolemus in front of the tomb of his father Achilles, from the 6th Century BC. Troy Museum. [OC] [680X510]

Polyxena Sarcophagus. Depicts the sacrifice of Polyxena, the daughter of Priam(Trojan King), by Neuptolemus in front of the tomb of his father Achilles, from the 6th Century BC. Troy Museum. [OC] [680X510]

Golden Bracelet from the tomb of Ramesses II decorated with granulation and a double-headed duck with a body made from lapis-lazuli. Egypt, 19th dynasty. 1279 to 1213 BC. [728×888]

Golden Bracelet from the tomb of Ramesses II decorated with granulation and a double-headed duck with a body made from lapis-lazuli. Egypt, 19th dynasty. 1279 to 1213 BC. [728×888]

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]

Box containing a pottery vessel, two calcite vases, a pumice stone, an ivory comb, a shallow bronze cosmetic-dish, a pair of leather sandals, three fibre jar-lids, a reed double kohl-pot with application stick and an ivory pin. Tomb of Ani, Egypt (Thebes), 18th dynasty. 1550 to 1298 BC. [828×960]

Box containing a pottery vessel, two calcite vases, a pumice stone, an ivory comb, a shallow bronze cosmetic-dish, a pair of leather sandals, three fibre jar-lids, a reed double kohl-pot with application stick and an ivory pin. Tomb of Ani,… Continue Reading