Marco Valeri

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Çatalhöyük was a very large Neolithic and Chalcolithic settlement in southern Anatolia, which existed from approximately 7500 B.C. to 5700 B.C. It is the largest and best-preserved Neolithic site found to date. Çatalhöyük, Turkey

Neolithic Temples on Malta and Gozo were built 1000 years before the Pyramids, and are the oldest stone buildings in the world. The construction demonstrates a mastery of quarrying, stone working, and engraving techniques.

Minoan: Snake Goddess, from the palace at Knossos. c. 1600 BCE. Faience, appx. 13 1/2 " H. Archeological Museum, Herakleion. Aside from images of bulls, the only obvious deity we have from ancient Crete is the so-called Snake Goddess, perhaps an Earth Goddess who is holding two snakes in her outstretched hands - she is shown with aflounced skirt, and open bodice (evidently standard among Minoan women), and a dove perched on her head which signifies her being divine.

Minoan Snake Goddess, from the island of Crete.The goddess is depicted with exposed breasts and wearing a rich garment. Her bared breasts suggest her capacity as fertility goddess, 1600 BCE.

In Argentina’s Jujuy Province, the Suris, also known as Samilantes, are a cultural group within the Quechua community. This woman is Belén Cruz. Her feathered costume represents the nandu, or rhea, sacred bird of the Suris. Photographer Marco Vernaschi’s Biophilia Foundation looks to help indigenous groups preserve their cultural heritage by developing their own local economy through native products.  Vernaschi’s pictures are featured in the April 2015 issue of National Geographic magazine…

National Geographic's Photo Of The Day: Sacred Feathers. In Argentina’s Jujuy Province, the Suris, also known as Samilantes, are a cultural group within the Quechua community. This woman is Belén Cruz. Her feathered costume represents .

Top-Ten-Naia-Skull

In this June 2013 photo provided by National Geographic, diver Susan Bird, working at the bottom of Hoyo Negro, a large dome-shaped underwater cave in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, brushes the Naia skull found at the site.

The oldest known globe to include the 'New World' - an impressive 500 year survival for it being engraved into ostrich eggs.

Engraved Ostrich Egg Globe is Oldest to Depict the New World “The first known globe to include the New World was recently found at a London map fair—an impressive 500 year survival for it being engraved into ostrich eggs.

Ermes nel mosaico di Anfipoli ... ist der Götterbote Hermes zu sehen.

Archaeologists digging through a vast ancient tomb in Amphipolis in northern Greece have uncovered a floor mosaic that covers the whole area of a room seen as the antechamber to the main burial ground.