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Musical instrument (sarinda). Stringed musical instrument carved in ivory with angels, floral scrolls and fantastic creatures. Made in Deccan, India, in the 17th century. Homemade Musical Instruments, Electric Guitar Design, Indian Music, Dulcimer, Play Music, Music Room, Musical Art, World Music, Musicals
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Musical instrument (sarinda). Stringed musical instrument carved in ivory with angels, floral scrolls and fantastic creatures. Made in Deccan, India, in the 17th century.
Quiver Plaque Western Iran, Luristan bronzes, circa 1000-650 B.C. LACMA Iran Date, Old Best Friends, Achaemenid, Ancient Near East, Ancient Mesopotamia, Ancient Persian, Iranian Art, Eastern Art, Bronze
Quiver Plaque Western Iran, Luristan bronzes, circa 1000-650 B.C. LACMA
Solange Spilimbergo Volpe
Solange Spilimbergo Volpe
#16: Khotanese woodslip, IOL Khot W 1 chosen by Oktor Skjærvø. Handmade Paper Boxes, Dunhuang, Silk Road, Mark Making, 20th Anniversary, Artist Books, Ancient Art, Archaeology, Artifacts
A Few of Our Favourite Things: #16 Oktor Skjærvø
#16: Khotanese woodslip, IOL Khot W 1 chosen by Oktor Skjærvø.
#11: Hemp shoe, LOAN:STEIN.344 chosen by Helen Persson. India Shoes, India Textiles, Archaeological Survey Of India, The Han Dynasty, Bronze Mirror, Plant Fibres, National Art, The V&a
A Few of our Favourite Things: #11 Helen Persson
#11: Hemp shoe, LOAN:STEIN.344 chosen by Helen Persson.
Unknown language found stamped in ancient clay tablet - John MacGinnis of the University of Cambridge found that many of the names on the list are not from any currently known ancient language. “One or two are actually Assyrian and a few more may belong to other known languages of the period, such as Luwian or Hurrian,” he says, “but the great majority belong to a previously unidentified language.” Ancient Aliens, Ancient History, Art History, History Girl, Ancient Civilizations, Ufo, Ancient Writing, Ancient Books
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Unknown language found stamped in ancient clay tablet - John MacGinnis of the University of Cambridge found that many of the names on the list are not from any currently known ancient language. “One or two are actually Assyrian and a few more may belong to other known languages of the period, such as Luwian or Hurrian,” he says, “but the great majority belong to a previously unidentified language.”
Newly found tablet in a previously unknown language lists the names of women (who were not Assyrians) as workers to the Ziyaret Tepe palace in the ancient Assyrian city of Tušhan over 2500 years ago. Their names were inscribed in cuneiform characters on the clay tablet shown above, which was baked in an accidental fire at the governor's palace around 700 BC.
Short Sharp Science: Unknown language found stamped in ancient clay tablet
Newly found tablet in a previously unknown language lists the names of women (who were not Assyrians) as workers to the Ziyaret Tepe palace in the ancient Assyrian city of Tušhan over 2500 years ago. Their names were inscribed in cuneiform characters on the clay tablet shown above, which was baked in an accidental fire at the governor's palace around 700 BC.
The rare discovery was made during excavations at the Buddhist stupa and monastery dating back to 4th century AD. “This is one of the few sites in the world to have the cruciform Stupa which was reserved for Buddha himself.”  The death of the Buddha scene is known as ‘Maha Pari Nirvana’. The statue depicting the scene, measures 14 metres in length, and is the largest ever statue of its kind found in the archaeological history of Gandhara civilisation. Buddhist Stupa, Historical India, Dawn News, Human Memory, Indus Valley Civilization, Between Two Worlds, Ancient India, Natural Phenomena, Archeologist
Rare discoveries made at Bhamula Stupa site
The rare discovery was made during excavations at the Buddhist stupa and monastery dating back to 4th century AD. “This is one of the few sites in the world to have the cruciform Stupa which was reserved for Buddha himself.” The death of the Buddha scene is known as ‘Maha Pari Nirvana’. The statue depicting the scene, measures 14 metres in length, and is the largest ever statue of its kind found in the archaeological history of Gandhara civilisation.
#8: Miss Lorimer, Photo 1280/1(1) chosen by Helen Wang. Statue, Celebrities, Fictional Characters, Wang, Chosen, The Twenties, Helen, Bust
A Few of Our Favourite Things: #8 Helen Wang
#8: Miss Lorimer, Photo 1280/1(1) chosen by Helen Wang.
A circular cuneiform tablet from Lagash in Iraq, dating to approximately 1980 BCE. Ancient Sumer, Orient, Art Ancien, Calendar Date
A circular cuneiform tablet from Lagash in Iraq, dating to approximately 1980 BCE.
Mohenjo-daro is an archeological site situated in the province of Sindh, Pakistan. Built around 2600 BCE, it was one of the largest settlements of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization, and one of the world's earliest major urban settlements, existing at the same time as the civilizations of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Crete. Significant excavation has since been conducted at the site of the city, which was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980 Ancient Ruins, Ancient Artifacts, Ancient Cities, Ancient Egypt, Machu Pichu, Monuments, Harappan
Back to the Ancient Times of Indus Civilisation | Mohenjo-Daro Ruins. Mohenjo-Daro | Sindh Province, Pakistan | 20 11 2011
Mohenjo-daro is an archeological site situated in the province of Sindh, Pakistan. Built around 2600 BCE, it was one of the largest settlements of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization, and one of the world's earliest major urban settlements, existing at the same time as the civilizations of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Crete. Significant excavation has since been conducted at the site of the city, which was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980
Stone frog, ca. 2,000-1,600 BCE, with Akkadian inscription that indicates it is a unit of weight equal to 10 'minas,' the Mesopotamian unit of measure, weighing about 500 grams (18 ounces). The weight system was based on the talent or the average load that could be carried by a man or animal (about 30 kilograms). According to the Sumerian sexagesimal system, the talent was divided into 60 minas, and a mina was divided into 60 shekels. Arte Tribal, Frog And Toad, Animal Sculptures, Stone Carving
Weight in shape of frog | Babylonian | Old Babylonian | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Stone frog, ca. 2,000-1,600 BCE, with Akkadian inscription that indicates it is a unit of weight equal to 10 'minas,' the Mesopotamian unit of measure, weighing about 500 grams (18 ounces). The weight system was based on the talent or the average load that could be carried by a man or animal (about 30 kilograms). According to the Sumerian sexagesimal system, the talent was divided into 60 minas, and a mina was divided into 60 shekels.
Built in 507 AD, and 554 AD, the statues represented the classic blended style of Gandhara art.They were destroyed in March of 2001. Human Settlement, Landlocked Country, Steve Mccurry, Buddhism Art, Central Asia, Naval
Built in 507 AD, and 554 AD, the statues represented the classic blended style of Gandhara art.They were destroyed in March of 2001.
World's only surviving Bronze Age metropolis in Pakistan faces ruin. The city of Mohenjodaro, a major center of pre-Hindu INdus civilization dating to 3000 BC with approximately 40,000 inhabitants, is under threat from salt and weather conditions that get as hot as 51 degree Celsius. Things found at the site include sewer lines, a granary, and many other interesting buildings. Ancient Buildings, Bronze Age Civilization, Interesting History
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World's only surviving Bronze Age metropolis in Pakistan faces ruin. The city of Mohenjodaro, a major center of pre-Hindu INdus civilization dating to 3000 BC with approximately 40,000 inhabitants, is under threat from salt and weather conditions that get as hot as 51 degree Celsius. Things found at the site include sewer lines, a granary, and many other interesting buildings.
From the Endangered Archives blog post 'New Online Collections - February 2014'. Copper Plate of Turpati Shankaraiah One Million Image, Medieval Manuscript, Online Collections, Southern Africa, Creative Industries, British Library, Lesotho, News Online, Endangered
New online collections - February 2014
From the Endangered Archives blog post 'New Online Collections - February 2014'. Copper Plate of Turpati Shankaraiah
Achaemenid inscription found in Iran's Persepolis Historical Artifacts, Cyrus The Great, Revolution, Southern Province, Ancient Scripts, Ancient Languages, Archaeology News
Achaemenid inscription found in Iran's Persepolis
Achaemenid inscription found in Iran's Persepolis