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Stone age cave painting of horses from Chauvet, France. The paintings there are the oldest known, carbon-dated to approximately 33,000 years ago, almost twice the age of the Lascaux cave paintings.­­­ The dates have been a matter of dispute but a study published in 2012 supports placing the art in the Aurignacian period, approximately 30,000-32,000 BP.

Stone age cave painting of horses from Chauvet, France. The paintings there are the oldest known, carbon-dated to approximately years ago, almost twice the age of the Lascaux cave paintings.­­­ ** I really want to visit one of these caves.

Black basalt rectangular-sided monument recording Esarhaddon’s restoration of Babylon, 670BC (via British Museum). Ancient typography is still beautiful. Truly a timeless design.

Black basalt rectangular-sided monument recording Esarhaddon& restoration of Babylon, (via British Museum). Ancient typography is still beautiful. Truly a timeless design.

Tuya (also Tuy or Mut-Tuya) was the wife of Pharaoh Seti I of Egypt and mother of Tia, Ramesses II and perhaps Henutmire. As the mother of Ramesses II, she enjoyed a privileged existence of a respected king's mother and was allowed the opportunity to correspond with the Hittite royal court after the Year 21 peace treaty between Egypt and Hatti put in place by Ramesses II.

THUYA: "Tjuyu" was an Egyptian noblewoman [descendant of Ahmose-Nefertari], and the mother of queen Tiye, wife of pharaoh Amenhotep III. She is the grandmother of Akhenaten, and great grandmother of Tutankhamun.

Wow .. 1877 photograph of Stonehenge, prior to any restoration work.

Did you know that over the last century, Stonehenge has had a series of makeovers! If you look closely at this photograph taken in July 1877 by Philip Rupert Acott, you will see a Stonehenge that looks quite different from what we see today.