• The neo-classic Temple of Concorde in Capability Browns English Lanscape Gardens at the Duke of Buckingham's  Stowe House,  Buckingham, England
  • The Gothic Temple ( 1740's ) designed by James Gibbs in the English landscape gardens of Stowe, designed by Capability Brown. Buckingham, England
  • The Palladian  Style Temple of Ancient Virtue designed by William Kent in 1731 , Stowe, Buckingham, England
  • The Palladian  Style Temple of Ancient Virtue designed by William Kent in 1731 , Stowe, Buckingham, England
  • Blenheim Palace - Italian Garden fountain
  • Blenheim Palace - Italian Garden fountain
  • Blenheim Palace - Italian Garden fountain
  • Blenheim Palace - Italian Garden  and Palace
  • Blenheim Palace - Italian Garden fountain
  • Blenheim Palace - Italian Garden fountain
  • Blenheim Palace - Italian Garden  and Palace
  • Blenheim Palace - Italian Garden  and Palace
  • Blenheim Palace - Italian Garden fountain
  • Blenheim Palace - Italian Garden fountain
  • Blenheim Palace - Italian Garden fountain
  • The Palladian  Style Temple of Ancient Virtue designed by William Kent in 1731 , Stowe, Buckingham, England
  • The neo-classic Corinthian Arch ldesigned by Giovanni Battista Borra in the 1750's ooking towards the south side of the Duke of Buckingham's Stowe House, Stowe, Buckingham, England
  • Blenheim Palace - Italian Garden  and Palace
  • Blenheim Palace - Italian Garden  and Palace
  • Blenheim Palace - Italian Garden fountain
  • Blenheim Palace - Italian Garden fountain
  • Blenheim Palace - Italian Garden fountain
  • Colossal ancient Egyptian statue of Sethy II, sandstone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1202-1198 BC), Karnak Temple of Amon. Egyptian Museum, Turin. black background.<br />
<br />
A striking monumental sculpture expresses the strength of Sethy II who is depicted with his muscular left leg forward to express jis capability. He holds the standard of Amon depicted on it. It stood in the courtyard of the temple at Karnak along with a sister statue, now in the Louvre.Drovetti Collection. C 1383
  • Colossal ancient Egyptian statue of Sethy II, sandstone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1202-1198 BC), Karnak Temple of Amon. Egyptian Museum, Turin. black background.<br />
<br />
A striking monumental sculpture expresses the strength of Sethy II who is depicted with his muscular left leg forward to express jis capability. He holds the standard of Amon depicted on it. It stood in the courtyard of the temple at Karnak along with a sister statue, now in the Louvre.Drovetti Collection. C 1383
  • Colossal ancient Egyptian statue of Sethy II, sandstone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1202-1198 BC), Karnak Temple of Amon. Egyptian Museum, Turin. white background.<br />
<br />
A striking monumental sculpture expresses the strength of Sethy II who is depicted with his muscular left leg forward to express jis capability. He holds the standard of Amon depicted on it. It stood in the courtyard of the temple at Karnak along with a sister statue, now in the Louvre.Drovetti Collection. C 1383
  • The Gothic Temple ( 1740's ) designed by James Gibbs in the English landscape gardens of Stowe, designed by Capability Brown. Buckingham, England
  • The Palladian Bridge, 1774 , designed by James Gibbs over the lake  in the English landscape gardens of Stowe, designed by Capability Brown. Buckingham, England
  • The rotunda of Venus (Aphrodite) in the English landscape gardens of Stowe, designed by Capability Brown. Buckingham, England
  • Neo-Classic Doric arch folly in the English landscape gardens of Stowe, designed by Capability Brown. Buckingham, England
  • Colossal ancient Egyptian statue of Sethy II, sandstone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1202-1198 BC), Karnak Temple of Amon. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
<br />
A striking monumental sculpture expresses the strength of Sethy II who is depicted with his muscular left leg forward to express jis capability. He holds the standard of Amon depicted on it. It stood in the courtyard of the temple at Karnak along with a sister statue, now in the Louvre.Drovetti Collection. C 1383
  • Colossal ancient Egyptian statue of Sethy II, sandstone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1202-1198 BC), Karnak Temple of Amon. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
<br />
A striking monumental sculpture expresses the strength of Sethy II who is depicted with his muscular left leg forward to express jis capability. He holds the standard of Amon depicted on it. It stood in the courtyard of the temple at Karnak along with a sister statue, now in the Louvre.Drovetti Collection. C 1383
  • Colossal ancient Egyptian statue of Sethy II, sandstone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1202-1198 BC), Karnak Temple of Amon. Egyptian Museum, Turin. black background.<br />
<br />
A striking monumental sculpture expresses the strength of Sethy II who is depicted with his muscular left leg forward to express jis capability. He holds the standard of Amon depicted on it. It stood in the courtyard of the temple at Karnak along with a sister statue, now in the Louvre.Drovetti Collection. C 1383
  • Colossal ancient Egyptian statue of Sethy II, sandstone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1202-1198 BC), Karnak Temple of Amon. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
<br />
A striking monumental sculpture expresses the strength of Sethy II who is depicted with his muscular left leg forward to express jis capability. He holds the standard of Amon depicted on it. It stood in the courtyard of the temple at Karnak along with a sister statue, now in the Louvre.Drovetti Collection. C 1383
  • The Gothic Temple ( 1740's ) designed by James Gibbs in the English landscape gardens of Stowe, designed by Capability Brown. Buckingham, England
  • The neo-classic Temple of Concorde in Capability Browns English Lanscape Gardens at the Duke of Buckingham's  Stowe House,  Buckingham, England
  • The Gothic Temple ( 1740's ) designed by James Gibbs in the English landscape gardens of Stowe, designed by Capability Brown. Buckingham, England
  • The Gothic Temple ( 1740's ) designed by James Gibbs in the English landscape gardens of Stowe, designed by Capability Brown. Buckingham, England
  • Colossal ancient Egyptian statue of Sethy II, sandstone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1202-1198 BC), Karnak Temple of Amon. Egyptian Museum, Turin. white background.<br />
<br />
A striking monumental sculpture expresses the strength of Sethy II who is depicted with his muscular left leg forward to express jis capability. He holds the standard of Amon depicted on it. It stood in the courtyard of the temple at Karnak along with a sister statue, now in the Louvre.Drovetti Collection. C 1383
  • Colossal ancient Egyptian statue of Sethy II, sandstone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1202-1198 BC), Karnak Temple of Amon. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
<br />
A striking monumental sculpture expresses the strength of Sethy II who is depicted with his muscular left leg forward to express jis capability. He holds the standard of Amon depicted on it. It stood in the courtyard of the temple at Karnak along with a sister statue, now in the Louvre.Drovetti Collection. C 1383
  • Colossal ancient Egyptian statue of Sethy II, sandstone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1202-1198 BC), Karnak Temple of Amon. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
<br />
A striking monumental sculpture expresses the strength of Sethy II who is depicted with his muscular left leg forward to express jis capability. He holds the standard of Amon depicted on it. It stood in the courtyard of the temple at Karnak along with a sister statue, now in the Louvre.Drovetti Collection. C 1383
  • Colossal ancient Egyptian statue of Sethy II, sandstone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1202-1198 BC), Karnak Temple of Amon. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
<br />
A striking monumental sculpture expresses the strength of Sethy II who is depicted with his muscular left leg forward to express jis capability. He holds the standard of Amon depicted on it. It stood in the courtyard of the temple at Karnak along with a sister statue, now in the Louvre.Drovetti Collection. C 1383
  • Colossal ancient Egyptian statue of Sethy II, sandstone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1202-1198 BC), Karnak Temple of Amon. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
<br />
A striking monumental sculpture expresses the strength of Sethy II who is depicted with his muscular left leg forward to express jis capability. He holds the standard of Amon depicted on it. It stood in the courtyard of the temple at Karnak along with a sister statue, now in the Louvre.Drovetti Collection. C 1383
  • The Gothic Temple ( 1740's ) designed by James Gibbs in the English landscape gardens of Stowe, designed by Capability Brown. Buckingham, England
  • The Palladian Bridge 1774 designed by James Gibbs over the lake  in the English landscape gardens of Stowe, designed by Capability Brown. Buckingham, England
  • A Neo Classic column in the  English gardens  designed by Capability Brown.  Buckingham, England
  • A Neo Classic column in the  English gardens  designed by Capability Brown.  Buckingham, England
  • The neo-classic south front with Corinthian columns of the Duke of Buckingham's  Stowe House designed by Robert Adam in 1771. The landscape English garden was designed by Capability Brown.  Buckingham, England
  • Colossal ancient Egyptian statue of Sethy II, sandstone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1202-1198 BC), Karnak Temple of Amon. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
<br />
A striking monumental sculpture expresses the strength of Sethy II who is depicted with his muscular left leg forward to express jis capability. He holds the standard of Amon depicted on it. It stood in the courtyard of the temple at Karnak along with a sister statue, now in the Louvre.Drovetti Collection. C 1383
  • Colossal ancient Egyptian statue of Sethy II, sandstone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1202-1198 BC), Karnak Temple of Amon. Egyptian Museum, Turin. white background.<br />
<br />
A striking monumental sculpture expresses the strength of Sethy II who is depicted with his muscular left leg forward to express jis capability. He holds the standard of Amon depicted on it. It stood in the courtyard of the temple at Karnak along with a sister statue, now in the Louvre.Drovetti Collection. C 1383
  • Colossal ancient Egyptian statue of Sethy II, sandstone, New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty, (1202-1198 BC), Karnak Temple of Amon. Egyptian Museum, Turin. Grey background.<br />
<br />
A striking monumental sculpture expresses the strength of Sethy II who is depicted with his muscular left leg forward to express jis capability. He holds the standard of Amon depicted on it. It stood in the courtyard of the temple at Karnak along with a sister statue, now in the Louvre.Drovetti Collection. C 1383
  • The neo-classic south front with Corinthian columns of the Duke of Buckingham's  Stowe House designed by Robert Adam in 1771. The landscape English garden was designed by Capability Brown.  Buckingham, England
  • The Palladian Bridge 1774 designed by James Gibbs over the lake  in the English landscape gardens of Stowe, designed by Capability Brown. Buckingham, England
  • The Gothic Temple ( 1740's ) designed by James Gibbs in the English landscape gardens of Stowe, designed by Capability Brown. Buckingham, England
  • The Theatre of Pergamon ( Bergama ) is one of the steepest theatres in the world. Capable of holding a 10,000 people audience it was constructed in the 3rd century BC and underwent changes in the Roman period of Emperor Caracalla ( 2111-217 AD). Pergamon (Bergama) Archaeological Site, Turkey
  • The Theatre of Pergamon ( Bergama ) is one of the steepest theatres in the world. Capable of holding a 10,000 people audience it was constructed in the 3rd century BC and underwent changes in the Roman period of Emperor Caracalla ( 2111-217 AD). Pergamon (Bergama) Archaeological Site, Turkey
  • View of neolthic Castlerigg Stone Circle monaliths and the Lake District, England,  built circa 2500 BC.<br />
<br />
Castlerigg Stone Circle was built around 4500 years ago by prehistoric farming communities who settles in the fertile valleys of the Lake District.  Current thinking has linked Castlerigg with the Neolithic Langdale axe industry in the nearby Langdale fells: the circle may have been a meeting place where these axes were traded or exchanged. Ritually deposited stone axes have been found all over Britain, suggesting that their uses went far beyond their practical capabilities. Exchange or trading of stone axes may not have been possible without first taking part in a ritual or ceremony.
  • View of neolthic Castlerigg Stone Circle monaliths and the Lake District, England,  built circa 2500 BC.<br />
<br />
Castlerigg Stone Circle was built around 4500 years ago by prehistoric farming communities who settles in the fertile valleys of the Lake District.  Current thinking has linked Castlerigg with the Neolithic Langdale axe industry in the nearby Langdale fells: the circle may have been a meeting place where these axes were traded or exchanged. Ritually deposited stone axes have been found all over Britain, suggesting that their uses went far beyond their practical capabilities. Exchange or trading of stone axes may not have been possible without first taking part in a ritual or ceremony.
  • View of neolthic Castlerigg Stone Circle monaliths and the Lake District, England,  built circa 2500 BC.<br />
<br />
Castlerigg Stone Circle was built around 4500 years ago by prehistoric farming communities who settles in the fertile valleys of the Lake District.  Current thinking has linked Castlerigg with the Neolithic Langdale axe industry in the nearby Langdale fells: the circle may have been a meeting place where these axes were traded or exchanged. Ritually deposited stone axes have been found all over Britain, suggesting that their uses went far beyond their practical capabilities. Exchange or trading of stone axes may not have been possible without first taking part in a ritual or ceremony.
  • View of neolthic Castlerigg Stone Circle monaliths and the Lake District, England,  built circa 2500 BC.<br />
<br />
Castlerigg Stone Circle was built around 4500 years ago by prehistoric farming communities who settles in the fertile valleys of the Lake District.  Current thinking has linked Castlerigg with the Neolithic Langdale axe industry in the nearby Langdale fells: the circle may have been a meeting place where these axes were traded or exchanged. Ritually deposited stone axes have been found all over Britain, suggesting that their uses went far beyond their practical capabilities. Exchange or trading of stone axes may not have been possible without first taking part in a ritual or ceremony.
  • View of neolthic Castlerigg Stone Circle monaliths and the Lake District, England,  built circa 2500 BC.<br />
<br />
Castlerigg Stone Circle was built around 4500 years ago by prehistoric farming communities who settles in the fertile valleys of the Lake District.  Current thinking has linked Castlerigg with the Neolithic Langdale axe industry in the nearby Langdale fells: the circle may have been a meeting place where these axes were traded or exchanged. Ritually deposited stone axes have been found all over Britain, suggesting that their uses went far beyond their practical capabilities. Exchange or trading of stone axes may not have been possible without first taking part in a ritual or ceremony.
  • View of neolthic Castlerigg Stone Circle monaliths and the Lake District, England,  built circa 2500 BC.<br />
<br />
Castlerigg Stone Circle was built around 4500 years ago by prehistoric farming communities who settles in the fertile valleys of the Lake District.  Current thinking has linked Castlerigg with the Neolithic Langdale axe industry in the nearby Langdale fells: the circle may have been a meeting place where these axes were traded or exchanged. Ritually deposited stone axes have been found all over Britain, suggesting that their uses went far beyond their practical capabilities. Exchange or trading of stone axes may not have been possible without first taking part in a ritual or ceremony.
  • View of neolthic Castlerigg Stone Circle monaliths and the Lake District, England,  built circa 2500 BC.<br />
<br />
Castlerigg Stone Circle was built around 4500 years ago by prehistoric farming communities who settles in the fertile valleys of the Lake District.  Current thinking has linked Castlerigg with the Neolithic Langdale axe industry in the nearby Langdale fells: the circle may have been a meeting place where these axes were traded or exchanged. Ritually deposited stone axes have been found all over Britain, suggesting that their uses went far beyond their practical capabilities. Exchange or trading of stone axes may not have been possible without first taking part in a ritual or ceremony.
  • View of neolthic Castlerigg Stone Circle monaliths and the Lake District, England,  built circa 2500 BC.<br />
<br />
Castlerigg Stone Circle was built around 4500 years ago by prehistoric farming communities who settles in the fertile valleys of the Lake District.  Current thinking has linked Castlerigg with the Neolithic Langdale axe industry in the nearby Langdale fells: the circle may have been a meeting place where these axes were traded or exchanged. Ritually deposited stone axes have been found all over Britain, suggesting that their uses went far beyond their practical capabilities. Exchange or trading of stone axes may not have been possible without first taking part in a ritual or ceremony.
  • View of neolthic Castlerigg Stone Circle monaliths and the Lake District, England,  built circa 2500 BC.<br />
<br />
Castlerigg Stone Circle was built around 4500 years ago by prehistoric farming communities who settles in the fertile valleys of the Lake District.  Current thinking has linked Castlerigg with the Neolithic Langdale axe industry in the nearby Langdale fells: the circle may have been a meeting place where these axes were traded or exchanged. Ritually deposited stone axes have been found all over Britain, suggesting that their uses went far beyond their practical capabilities. Exchange or trading of stone axes may not have been possible without first taking part in a ritual or ceremony.
  • View of neolthic Castlerigg Stone Circle monaliths and the Lake District, England,  built circa 2500 BC.<br />
<br />
Castlerigg Stone Circle was built around 4500 years ago by prehistoric farming communities who settles in the fertile valleys of the Lake District.  Current thinking has linked Castlerigg with the Neolithic Langdale axe industry in the nearby Langdale fells: the circle may have been a meeting place where these axes were traded or exchanged. Ritually deposited stone axes have been found all over Britain, suggesting that their uses went far beyond their practical capabilities. Exchange or trading of stone axes may not have been possible without first taking part in a ritual or ceremony.
  • View of neolthic Castlerigg Stone Circle monaliths and the Lake District, England,  built circa 2500 BC.<br />
<br />
Castlerigg Stone Circle was built around 4500 years ago by prehistoric farming communities who settles in the fertile valleys of the Lake District.  Current thinking has linked Castlerigg with the Neolithic Langdale axe industry in the nearby Langdale fells: the circle may have been a meeting place where these axes were traded or exchanged. Ritually deposited stone axes have been found all over Britain, suggesting that their uses went far beyond their practical capabilities. Exchange or trading of stone axes may not have been possible without first taking part in a ritual or ceremony.
  • View of neolthic Castlerigg Stone Circle monaliths and the Lake District, England,  built circa 2500 BC.<br />
<br />
Castlerigg Stone Circle was built around 4500 years ago by prehistoric farming communities who settles in the fertile valleys of the Lake District.  Current thinking has linked Castlerigg with the Neolithic Langdale axe industry in the nearby Langdale fells: the circle may have been a meeting place where these axes were traded or exchanged. Ritually deposited stone axes have been found all over Britain, suggesting that their uses went far beyond their practical capabilities. Exchange or trading of stone axes may not have been possible without first taking part in a ritual or ceremony.
  • View of neolthic Castlerigg Stone Circle monaliths and the Lake District, England,  built circa 2500 BC.<br />
<br />
Castlerigg Stone Circle was built around 4500 years ago by prehistoric farming communities who settles in the fertile valleys of the Lake District.  Current thinking has linked Castlerigg with the Neolithic Langdale axe industry in the nearby Langdale fells: the circle may have been a meeting place where these axes were traded or exchanged. Ritually deposited stone axes have been found all over Britain, suggesting that their uses went far beyond their practical capabilities. Exchange or trading of stone axes may not have been possible without first taking part in a ritual or ceremony.
  • View of neolthic Castlerigg Stone Circle monaliths and the Lake District, England,  built circa 2500 BC.<br />
<br />
Castlerigg Stone Circle was built around 4500 years ago by prehistoric farming communities who settles in the fertile valleys of the Lake District.  Current thinking has linked Castlerigg with the Neolithic Langdale axe industry in the nearby Langdale fells: the circle may have been a meeting place where these axes were traded or exchanged. Ritually deposited stone axes have been found all over Britain, suggesting that their uses went far beyond their practical capabilities. Exchange or trading of stone axes may not have been possible without first taking part in a ritual or ceremony.
  • Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead papyrus - Spell 17 about the God Atum, Iufankh's Book of the Dead, Ptolemaic period (332-30BC).Turin Egyptian Museum. Grey Background<br />
<br />
the spell is one of the ongest in the Book of the Dead and one of its most complex frequently used in many other Books of the Dead. It is about the nature of the creator God Atum and is meant to make sure the deceased is capable of demonstrating his of her knowledge of religious secrets<br />
<br />
The translation of  Iuefankh's Book of the Dead papyrus by Richard Lepsius marked a truning point in the studies of ancient Egyptian funereal studies.
  • Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead papyrus - Spell 17 about the God Atum, Iufankh's Book of the Dead, Ptolemaic period (332-30BC).Turin Egyptian Museum.  Black background<br />
<br />
the spell is one of the ongest in the Book of the Dead and one of its most complex frequently used in many other Books of the Dead. It is about the nature of the creator God Atum and is meant to make sure the deceased is capable of demonstrating his of her knowledge of religious secrets<br />
<br />
The translation of  Iuefankh's Book of the Dead papyrus by Richard Lepsius marked a truning point in the studies of ancient Egyptian funereal studies.
  • Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead papyrus - Spell 17 about the God Atum, Iufankh's Book of the Dead, Ptolemaic period (332-30BC).Turin Egyptian Museum. <br />
<br />
the spell is one of the ongest in the Book of the Dead and one of its most complex frequently used in many other Books of the Dead. It is about the nature of the creator God Atum and is meant to make sure the deceased is capable of demonstrating his of her knowledge of religious secrets<br />
<br />
The translation of  Iuefankh's Book of the Dead papyrus by Richard Lepsius marked a truning point in the studies of ancient Egyptian funereal studies.
  • Ancientt Egyptian Book of the Dead papyrus - Spell 17 about the God Atum, Iufankh's Book of the Dead, Ptolemaic period (332-30BC).Turin Egyptian Museum. Grey Background<br />
<br />
the spell is one of the ongest in the Book of the Dead and one of its most complex frequently used in many other Books of the Dead. It is about the nature of the creator God Atum and is meant to make sure the deceased is capable of demonstrating his of her knowledge of religious secrets<br />
<br />
The translation of  Iuefankh's Book of the Dead papyrus by Richard Lepsius marked a truning point in the studies of ancient Egyptian funereal studies.
  • The Theatre of Pergamon ( Bergama ) is one of the steepest theatres in the world. Capable of holding a 10,000 people audience it was constructed in the 3rd century BC and underwent changes in the Roman period of Emperor Caracalla ( 211-217 AD). Pergamon (Bergama) Archaeological Site, Turkey
  • The Theatre of Pergamon ( Bergama ) is one of the steepest theatres in the world. Capable of holding a 10,000 people audience it was constructed in the 3rd century BC and underwent changes in the Roman period of Emperor Caracalla ( 211-217 AD). Pergamon (Bergama) Archaeological Site, Turkey
  • View of neolthic Castlerigg Stone Circle monaliths and the Lake District, England,  built circa 2500 BC.<br />
<br />
Castlerigg Stone Circle was built around 4500 years ago by prehistoric farming communities who settles in the fertile valleys of the Lake District.  Current thinking has linked Castlerigg with the Neolithic Langdale axe industry in the nearby Langdale fells: the circle may have been a meeting place where these axes were traded or exchanged. Ritually deposited stone axes have been found all over Britain, suggesting that their uses went far beyond their practical capabilities. Exchange or trading of stone axes may not have been possible without first taking part in a ritual or ceremony.
  • View of neolthic Castlerigg Stone Circle monaliths and the Lake District, England,  built circa 2500 BC.<br />
<br />
Castlerigg Stone Circle was built around 4500 years ago by prehistoric farming communities who settles in the fertile valleys of the Lake District.  Current thinking has linked Castlerigg with the Neolithic Langdale axe industry in the nearby Langdale fells: the circle may have been a meeting place where these axes were traded or exchanged. Ritually deposited stone axes have been found all over Britain, suggesting that their uses went far beyond their practical capabilities. Exchange or trading of stone axes may not have been possible without first taking part in a ritual or ceremony.
  • View of neolthic Castlerigg Stone Circle monaliths and the Lake District, England,  built circa 2500 BC.<br />
<br />
Castlerigg Stone Circle was built around 4500 years ago by prehistoric farming communities who settles in the fertile valleys of the Lake District.  Current thinking has linked Castlerigg with the Neolithic Langdale axe industry in the nearby Langdale fells: the circle may have been a meeting place where these axes were traded or exchanged. Ritually deposited stone axes have been found all over Britain, suggesting that their uses went far beyond their practical capabilities. Exchange or trading of stone axes may not have been possible without first taking part in a ritual or ceremony.
  • View of neolthic Castlerigg Stone Circle monaliths and the Lake District, England,  built circa 2500 BC.<br />
<br />
Castlerigg Stone Circle was built around 4500 years ago by prehistoric farming communities who settles in the fertile valleys of the Lake District.  Current thinking has linked Castlerigg with the Neolithic Langdale axe industry in the nearby Langdale fells: the circle may have been a meeting place where these axes were traded or exchanged. Ritually deposited stone axes have been found all over Britain, suggesting that their uses went far beyond their practical capabilities. Exchange or trading of stone axes may not have been possible without first taking part in a ritual or ceremony.
  • Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead papyrus - Spell 17 about the God Atum, Iufankh's Book of the Dead, Ptolemaic period (332-30BC).Turin Egyptian Museum. White Background<br />
<br />
the spell is one of the ongest in the Book of the Dead and one of its most complex frequently used in many other Books of the Dead. It is about the nature of the creator God Atum and is meant to make sure the deceased is capable of demonstrating his of her knowledge of religious secrets<br />
<br />
The translation of  Iuefankh's Book of the Dead papyrus by Richard Lepsius marked a truning point in the studies of ancient Egyptian funereal studies.

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