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Ashmolean Museum; Sir Arthur Evans: Collections: Linear B

Detail from a Linear B tablet from Knossos recording women textile workers and their children, around BC Ashmolean Museum;

Linear B decipherment: credit where credit is due | dr dud's dicta

A later script, called Linear B. It appears to be a form of primitive Greek and was translated only in crete

Linear B

Progressive Linear B Vocabulary: Level 4.3 Advanced – Crops & Produce

Progressive Linear B Vocabulary: Level Advanced – Crops & Produce

Vogelhert Cave -- 35,000 Year-Old Mammoth Figurine -- Length: 37 mm; Weight: 7.5 grams -- Carved from mammoth ivory

Vogelherd Cave, Vogelherdhöhlen - Year-Old Mammoth Figurine -- Length: 37 mm; Weight: grams -- Carved from mammoth ivory, this figurine is one of the oldest know pieces of individual artwork in the archaeological record.

Clearly I love this vintage bottle/shell thing. Any ideas how to not make it a permanent thing though? I have this horror of doing anything permanent to my stones and shells.

Greyfreth Summer blue and white. An elegant and lovely Narce Turbo shell forever bound in heavy, organically sculpted solder tinted the shades of weathered iron.

Bone horse head; ca. 12,000 BCE. The structure of the bone did not allow for carving in the round, and the reverse side is flat. Abri du Roc-aux-Sorciers, cave Taillebourg, Angles-sur-L'Anglin (Vienne, France).

Bone Horse Head ~ Circa BCE ~ The structure of the bone did not allow for carving in the round; reverse side is flat.

A Minoan Vase from Zakros, Crete The Sanctuary Rhyton detail....

A Minoan Vase from Zakros, Crete The Sanctuary Rhyton detail -

JOJO POST STAR GATES: 3500 BC. MESOPOTAMIAN LAPIS AMULET IN THE SHAPE OF A FROG? WHAT IS THE SECRET HIDDEN POWER ON THIS STONE?? AMULETS DIMENSION: L: 2.4 cm. PROVENANCE: Ex- US Private collection, acquired in 1990- New York. This amulet was carved from a small piece of lapis lazuli of bright and intense color in stylized forms. The arched body has no indication of forelegs while the hind legs are folded along the body similar to letter «W» as if the animal was ready to spring. A long…

Mesopotamian Lapis Amulet in the shape of a Frog New York Amulets Date: > 3500 BC, 3500 BC - 2500 BC Culture: Mesopotamian Category: Amulets, Animals Medium: Stone .

Ship’s Medicine Chest, - Starting in American merchant ships larger than 150 tons and with more than 10 crew members were required to have medicine chests. The chests came with instructions, and the captain or first mate usually administered the medicines

3,500 year old warrior's tomb filled with treasure found in Greece

3,500 year old warrior's tomb filled with treasure found in Greece

US archaeologists in Greece have uncovered the skeleton of an ancient warrior that has lain undisturbed for more than years along with a huge hoard of treasure, the Greek culture ministry announced Monday.

Ancient Cretan tetradrachma coin depicting the legendary Labyrinth (ΚΝΩΣΙΩΝ), home of the Minotaur. c. 300 BC

Ancient Cretan tetradrachma coin depicting the legendary Labyrinth of King Minos on Crete, home of the Minotaur.

Pyxis, ca. 1400–1100 b.c.; Late Minoan IIIB Minoan; Greece, Crete Terracotta

Minoan Crete pyxis expertly thrown: a fine example of the apogee potting and firing on Crete at the end of the Late Bronze Age. But the painted decoration is not as fine as that of earlier works produced in the workshops of the Minoan palaces.

The Kitab al-Bulhan, or Book of Wonders, is an Arabic manuscript dating mainly from the late 14th century A.D. and probably bound together in Baghdad during the reign of Jalayirid Sultan Ahmad (1382-1410). The manuscript is made up of astrological, astronomical and geomantic texts compiled by Abd al-Hasan Al-Isfahani, as well as a dedicated section of full-page illustrations, with each plate titled with “A discourse on….”,

The Kitab al-Bulhan, or Book of Wonders, is an Arabic manuscript dating mainly from the late century A. and probably bound together in Baghdad during the reign of Jalayirid Sultan Ahmad manuscript is made up of astrological, astrono

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